Upper Chapman Brook - Berry Farm 2

Basin : Blackwood River

Catchment : Lower Blackwood River

The condition of the Berry Farm 2 site (site code: UCHAP5), in the middle catchment of the Upper Chapman Brook was assessed between 24 and 25 October 2012 and 4 and 5 February 2013 over a 100-m length of stream. At this time no previous assessments of river ecology had been reported.

The assessment was conducted using standard methods from the South West Index of River Condition. Measures chosen for this assessment included fish and crayfish, macroinvertebrates, aquatic habitat, water quality (dissolved oxygen and temperature logged over 24h, and electrical conductivity, pH, colour, alkalinity, turbidity and nutrients), fringing vegetation, channel morphology, erosion, connectivity, local land use and flow. A water quality sample was also taken on 19 June 2012.


Condition summary

The site was assessed as part of  an assessment of river condition in the lower catchment of the Blackwood River – view report here.

A snapshot of the condition of the Upper Chapman Brook can be found here.

Fish and crayfish

Five fish and two crayfish species were found at this site, no exotic fish were found (combination of October 2012 and February 2013 sampling).

A list of species is provided at the bottom of the page, click on the images to learn more about each species.

Note: only fish and crayfish are targeted by sampling methods, however where other species were caught and/or observed they are included below.