Millions of fish died here in a mysterious way, people who saw the scary scene lost their minds, what was the reason
A massive fish kill was reported Friday morning in the town of Menindee in New South Wales (NSW).
This was the result of the ongoing heat wave affecting the Darling-Baka River.
Locals say it’s the biggest fish kill incident in the city
Canberra, Residents of a regional town in Australia have been woken up by the sight of millions of dead fish in a river in the morning. According to a BBC report, a large-scale fish kill (Fish Died in Australia) was reported Friday morning in the town of Menindee in New South Wales (NSW). The state river authority said it was the result of the ongoing heatwave affecting the Darling-Baka River.
According to the BBC report, locals say it is the biggest fish kill incident in the town, which saw another massive fish kill three years ago. In a Facebook post, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) said the heatwave had had serious consequences. The effects of heat waves are more frequent, more intense and last longer due to human-induced climate change. The world has already warmed by around 1.1°C since the start of the industrial age and temperatures will continue to rise unless governments around the world drastically reduce their emissions.
Speaking to the BBC, Menindi resident Graeme McCrabb described the deaths as “surreal”. Around 500 people live in the town in the far west of New South Wales. The Darling-Baka River is part of the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia’s largest river system. The NSW DPI also said the death of the fish was distressing for the local community. McCrabb said residents of the regional town depend on the Darling-Baka for their water supply. People use the water from the river for bathing and bathing, so residents will no longer be able to use this water for their basic needs.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority said agriculture, industries and communities have used water from the river system resulting in less water flowing in the river. In 2012, a 13 billion Australian dollars (£8.45 billion at the time) plan was implemented to try to prevent the river from drying up and bring it back to healthy levels.
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FIRST POST: March 19, 2023, 04:00 HST