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Lawson Syphons gate install

After last year’s inspection of the Lawson Syphons, the ageing agricultural landmark has been given a new lease on life with upgraded gates that will last for the next 50 years.

The previously wheel-operated system has been in operation for over 60 years and allows water from the Mulwala Canal to be sent underneath the Edward River to service the Deniboota irrigation system.

The new gates are stainless steel and telemetry-enabled for remote control which will substantially reduce maintenance costs, increase safety and prepare the site for any increased environmental or irrigation demand in the future.

The gates were manufactured by Cohuna-based AWMA and funded as part of Murray Irrigation’s participation in Round 3 of the Australian Government’s Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program.