Upper Chapman Brook - Berry Farm

Basin : Blackwood River

Catchment : Lower Blackwood River

The condition of the Upper Chapman Brook - Berry Farm site (site code: BR50UPPE1),  in the middle catchment of the of the Upper Chapman Brook, was assessed between 13 and 14 February 2019, over a 100-m length of stream.

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

Condition summary

An online condition summary for this site has not been prepared. Please contact the Departments River Science team for site information, and see below for links to information on some of the species found at the site, and some images taken in 2019.

Fish and crayfish

Four fish and two crayfish species were found at this site in 2019. No exotic species were found.

Notably, Galaxiella munda (western mud minnow) was found in relatively high abundance (~20). This is of ecological significance as it is a rare species known to often occur in low abundance within their natural range (thus chance of detection is naturally low). This species is listed as Lower Risk/Near Threatened on the 1996 IUCN Redlist of threatened species.

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.

Species found in subcatchment

This includes all species found within the subcatchment of the assessment site, from this and previous studies in the area. The photos are linked to more information about each species, including maps of where they are expected across the south-west.