The outlook is grim, with low water storage levels and extreme temperatures forecast
Out in the Macquarie Marshes, about 1ookm north of Warren in the central west of New South Wales, large inland wetlands have become a place for the dead and dying.
“We went out last night and there was a little patch of water with dead and dying European carp,” Richard Kingsford, the director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science at the University of NSW, says. “There’s dead and dying things everywhere. Kangaroos dying and even foxes are dying.
In drought-hit parts of eastern and southern Australia, rainfall levels for the season were in the lowest 10% of historical records.