Fish Kill: Cotton Australia and irrigators defend industry

By Daniel Pedersen
Updated January 10 2019 - 4:31am, first published 2:00am
Menindee Lakes in better times. This file photo is taken from 2012 as the Copi Hollow channel releases water into Lake Menindee. The lakes system was at the time full beyond the brim, at about 117 per cent capacity. Photo ANDREW GREGSON.

IRRIGATORS and cotton growers have hit back at suggestions they, in combination with government policy, were somehow responsible for the fish kill that took out as many as a million fish early this week near Menindee Lakes.

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