Millions Of Fish Have Washed Up Dead In NSW Drought Find Out Why!

Locals people have posted photos and videos of the death washing up on the shores of the Menindee Lakes in far western NSW.

The dry conditions and a sudden temperature drop is believed to have disrupted an existing algal bloom, killing the algae and depleting dissolved oxygen, resulting in poor water quality which stresses the fish.
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With more hot and dry weather on the way and just 2.5 percent of water remaining in the lakes, we’re being warned to expect more mass carnage.

“The current low flows and warming temperatures are likely to pose an ongoing threat to native fish throughout the this summer”

WaterNSW executive manager Adrian Langdon told us it was “almost certain” the worsening water quality will continue and possibly increase as the hot weather persists without significant rainfall.

Some experts fear the events could all but wipe out populations of Murray cod and other native fish, we need to protect these fish, Kevin Sorrell Said.

The NSW government and Water NSW are investigating the events.

“All of this new knowledge will help improve how we manage waterways and the fishery across the entire Murray-Darling Basin to help protect and improve native fish populations when conditions improve,” Townsend said.

The algae is flourishing due to a lack of river flow, which some are blaming on the drought.

But in reality, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority is diverting river flow away from the area, to benefit the environment in South Australia.

There are also claims the water is being diverted to water-intensive cotton farms in Queensland and New South Wales, should we be growing cotton in such a dry country?

In January 2016 the Menindee Lakes system was 97 per cent full. It’s now down to 3.6 per cent.
The state’s Regional Water Minister Niall Blair tells Steve Price the federal government’s Basin Authority is entirely to blame.

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