River assessment sites

By 2018, detailed river health assessments had been carried out at more than 300 sites across the south-west of Australia (see map).

Under the Healthy Rivers program about 150 unique sites are monitored over a three to five year rotation, with additional sites visited each year as needed to assess new priority areas.

For site condition summaries, go to Results.

Assessments in 2018-19:

  1. rivers of the Whicher Range – Capel to the lower Blackwood (6 rivers, 15 sites)
  2. Collie River (7 sites; 3 above Wellington Dam)
  3. Brunswick River (4 sites)
  4. Canning River (4 sites; with Murdoch University) and tributaries (2 sites)
  5. Ellen, Susannah, Crooks and Wooraloo brooks (4 rivers, 4 sites - Swan catchment)
  6. Yalyal, Breera, Nullila, Gingin and Lennard Brooks; Red Gully Creek and Moore River (7 rivers, 11 sites)

Assessments planned for 2019-20:

  1. pools of the Avon River near Northam (4 sites)
  2. Warren and Donnelly river systems (10 rivers, 14 sites)
  3. rivers of the south coast (16 sites, TBD)
  4. Collie River, above Wellington Dam (3 sites).

Through partnerships with Water Corporation, Harvey Water, Peel Harvey Catchment Council and Harvey River Restoration Taskforce, river assessments are also being conducted below most of the large water supply dams, and through the Harvey, Serpentine and Hotham river systems. Data will be available on the Healthy Rivers website for each of these assessments.