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Mass fish kill near Broken Hill



A major fresh fish kill has occurred at a weir in far western New South Wales.

Locals believe about one million fish may have died at Menindee Weir pool near Broken Hill.

Video shows dead fish floating on top of a vast area of water.

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Fish kills are defined by the NSW Department of Primary Industries as a sudden mass mortality of wild fish.

"Fish kills can occur at any time although data indicates fish kills are more likely to occur in summer or following sudden changes in temperature," the department said on its website.

Its not yet known what has caused the fish kill.

More to come… 

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