The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
A Barkindji man, hunter and goat musterer Kyle Philip poses for a photograph with his son Kaleb Philip at their home in Menindee, Australia, September 2, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. "The river country itself, it doesn't provide as much as what it used to," said Kyle. "We could taste the mud in the meat of the perch," he added. "We couldn't really eat them." REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.