Travelling Australia - Journal 2006
3 April 2006 - Albury  

Location map A day in Albury. In mid-morning we drove out to the Hume Weir and I wandered around the wall for a while. This is the dam which controls the Murray River flow for flood mitigation and for irrigation further down the river. Enough water is released from the Hume to ensure that the level in Lake Mulwala remains constant so that water can flow along irrigation channels under gravity.

Next we called in at the Army museum at Bandiana near Wodonga. This was a very well presented military museum with a lot of interesting displays. Mary stayed in the car finishing off a blanket she is crocheting for a neighbour's grandchild. The afternoon was spent around the caravan park.
Hume Weir Hume Weir across the Murray River fed from the Upper Murray and the Mitta Mitta river, this dam holds much of the water to keep Lake Mulwala full for irrigation.
Hills around Lake Hume. Dry hills surrounding Lake Hume.