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Any rainfall received in January and February had little impact on widespread drought conditions across NSW due to high temperatures and evaporation, as shown in the latest NSW Department of Primary Industries’ (DPI) State Seasonal Update.

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is preparing for weather fluctuations this week in the Menindee region, similar to those which prompted large scale fish deaths in December and January.

A DPI staff member empties a container of small fish into a dam

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has rescued a total of 59 endangered Southern Purple Spotted Gudgeons from drying pools in two creeks in the Macquarie River catchment and relocated them to refuge sites, including Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

Technical Officer, Ashlea Webster

Big idea shrinks soil science and wins award

- Agriculture

NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) technical officer, Ashlea Webster, has been recognised as an agricultural innovator in the 2019 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

NSW oyster farmers now have an extra month to have their say in the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) oyster reef survey, with the closing date extended until 29 March 2019.

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