Millions of Fish Deprived of Oxygen In NSW Disaster
Millions of fish washed up dead and stinking in the southeastern the New South Wales outback about 400 miles from Sydney. The mass die-off was caused by a combination of oxygen deprived flood waters and an extended heat wave.
The contaminated water is adjacent to the pumping station in the town of Menindee.
This mass die-off is the latest in a pattern of events reported on the Darling-Baaka River in recent weeks, including one in late February. An extended drought, punctuated by catastrophic flooding also caused mass kills in 2018 and 2019.