Forgotten River

Why this masthead and the ACM network are taking you up the Forgotten River

Updated September 20 2021 - 5:30am, first published September 19 2021 - 5:00pm
In Menindee, the lakes are full for the first time since 2012 and the locals want them treated as more than a cistern flushed by downstream irrigators - so there's enough water to sustain the native fish and birds.

In the summer of 2018-2019, when a million fish died near the town of Menindee in outback NSW, tearful landholders along that stretch of the Darling River switched their pumps in reverse, desperately trying to save them by putting water back into the river.

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