Dead Fish Float in New South Wales River After Mass Kill
Dead fish were filmed floating in the Darling River in the far-west New South Wales town of Menindee on Monday, January 28, after the region was hit by its third mass fish kill since December.
The previous two kills came as a result of blue-green algal blooms, which stripped the water of oxygen, according to the ABC.
It was reported that a large drop in temperature over the Australia Day weekend may have exacerbated the algae bloom.
An earlier kill on the weekend of January 5 and 6 outraged locals, who blamed the incident on WaterNSW’s drainage of the rivers for irrigation purposes, leaving the lakes almost dry.
The government said the drought in New South Wales was to blame.
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