Hundreds of dead fish found in a river in New South Wales, Australia

Fish Kill Alert

Some neighbors in Kingwood say they’ve been dealing with a horrible smell for days, and now they know why.

Hundreds of dead fish have been found floating near the bank of a river in far-western NSW, sparking concerns from a property owner about the safety of the water supply.

Menindee resident Wayne Marsden, whose property has access to the Darling River, made the bizarre discovery when he went to check on his water pump.

“The water is a real dirty, rotten green,” he told the ABC.

Mr Marsden estimated there were between 200 and 300 dead perch on a stretch of the waterway.

“There was nothing there yesterday.”

Mr Marsden has been using a water pump for his 12 racehorses but now has fears for their health.

“I don’t know how much it’s going to affect them,” he said.

“I don’t know if it’s doing any internal damage or not.

Mr Marsden said he had seen the phenomenon once before, about 20 years ago, but said the situation now was much worse.

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