Why Have Millions Of Dead Fish Been Washed Up Near An Australian Town?

Residents in a regional Australian town have woken to find millions of dead fish in their river. The large-scale fish deaths were first reported several weeks ago in the NSW town of Menindee. The state's river authority said it was a result of an ongoing heatwave affecting the Darling-Baaka river. Locals say it is the largest fish death event to hit the town, which experienced another significant mass death of fish just three years ago. What do you think LiveTribers? Why have millions of dead fish been washed up near an Australian Town?

Posted by on 08 May 2023

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    Too many evil people doing the wrong things to our environment

    Posted by yelsha42 on 25 May 2023

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    Could be pollution or dumping of chemicals / waste

    Posted by kendallx3 on 25 May 2023

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    As I understand it there was testing done for mining in the river bed 3 years ago. I suspect contamination or foul play as minerals were found

    Posted by Justine on 11 May 2023

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    Probably fish from flood zones that have been contaminated in the floods. Now they have passed on diseases to other fish.

    Posted by McCOOL on 10 May 2023

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    I concur

    Posted by ZensPeppa666 on 10 May 2023

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    Market guru

    pollution in the waterways

    Posted by Market guru on 10 May 2023

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    Could it be fertilisers from farms entering the river? Is there Fracking happening close by? People dumping pollutants into the stream?

    Posted by sulter on 10 May 2023

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    Last time they blamed the drought but this time they have blamed the floods. It can't be both can it?

    Posted by Paula on 09 May 2023

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    id say water levels have dropped due to loss of rain,then overheating of water,they have no oxygen,in the dry a simple few air pumps along river would help

    Posted by jennifer on 08 May 2023

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    It could be completely natural causes such as algae and algal blooms, acidic water entering lakes and rivers, changes in water quality sudden changes in water temperature, fish diseases, and infection, or even water being released from dams. It is usually a combination of factors that causes fish deaths rather than just one of them. It's happened in the past and is nothing to panic about.

    Posted by ere on 10 May 2023

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