Cadell Fault

The Cadell Fault is a ridge running from Echuca to Deniliquin (through Mathoura). It was formed when the land was thrust upwards by earthquakes about 30 thousand years ago.

This uplifted section of land diverted the Murray River's western flow, with the new western wall of earth holding back water in flood times, to create the new flood plains and a complex system of lakes and creeks, including the Moira and Barmah lakes.

The Cobb Highway runs along the uplifted portion, some 15 meters above land east of the fault, making it possible in some places to look directly over the canopy of trees growing on the lower level.