‘Hard truth’ behind Darling River fish kill

Thousands of cod have died in the Darling River near Menindee.

Thousands of cod have died in the Darling River near Menindee.

THE head of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority says drought is the “hard truth” behind the environmental crisis in the Darling River.

Images of tonnes of dead bony herring, Murray cod and perch have aired on national television and sparked renewed outrage about management of the Menindee Lakes.

MDBA chief executive Phillip Glyde took the step of penning an opinion piece after water authorities came under heavy criticism over their management of the Darling, where hundreds of thousands of mostly native fish have been found dead twice in three weeks.

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