Darling River water quality declines with 10,000 native fish found dead from blue-green algae bloom

Some towns, like Menindee, have already been carting water as the river supply became unfit for human consumption.
“I’ve got 12 race horses on my property, and I’m afraid to give them this water. I don’t know how it’s going to affect them.”

algal blooms were driven by high temperatures, low rainfall and a build-up of nutrients from agricultural run-off.

The only real remedy for the deteriorating health of the Darling River is water flows.

Read more – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-20/ten-thousand-fish-dead-as-darling-river-water-quality-worsens/10635730


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