Canning River - Brookton Highway
Basin : Swan-Coastal
Catchment : Canning River
The condition of the Canning River - Brookton Highway site (site code: CR41CANN1), in the upper catchment of the Canning River was assessed three times over the dry season of 2015/16 (2 and 3 December 2015, 2 and 3 February and 14 and 15 April 2016), over a 100-m length of stream. Additionally, water quality was logged at 30 minute intervals between November 2015 and May 2016.
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), fringing vegetation, channel morphology, erosion, connectivity, local land use and flow.
The site was also previously assessed between November 2009 and April 2010; and December 2012 and April 2013 for some or all of the measures above.
An online condition summary for this site has not been prepared. Please contact the department’s 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 2015/16.
A report from the 2009/10 sampling can be found here.
Fish and crayfish
Eight fish and two crayfish species were found at this site (combination of all 2015/16 sampling events), including three exotic fish.
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.
Other aquatic fauna
Carter’s freshwater mussel (Westralunio carteri) was observed at this site in February 2016.
Explore other sites in the catchment
- 31 Mile Creek
- Bannister Creek - Bywood Way
- Bannister Creek - Upstream Hybanthus Road
- Bannister Creek - Upstream Iveston Road
- Bannister Creek - Upstream Metcalf Road
- Bickley Brook - Canning River confluence
- Bickley Brook - Davison Road
- Bickley Brook - Eva Street Downstream
- Bickley Brook - Eva Street Upstream
- Bickley Brook - Mandarin Road
- Bickley Brook - Upstream BICKBK01A
- Bickley Brook - Upstream Mandarin Road
- Bull Creek - Upstream Corthinian Road
- Canning River - Civic Gardens
- Canning River - Hester Park
- Canning River - Kent St Weir Downstream
- Canning River - Kent St Weir Upstream
- Canning River - Lissiman Street
- Canning River - McNess Drive
- Canning River - Odell Street
- Canning River - Stocker Road
- Canning River - Tributary
- Southern River
- Southern River - Shearwater Way
- Woodlupine Brook Branch Drain
- Wungong Brook - Bruns Drive
- Wungong Brook - South Western Highway
- Wungong River - Wattledale Road
- Wungong River - WUNGRIV01
- Wungong River - WUNGRIV01A
- Wungong River - WUNGRIV05
- Wungong River - WUNGRIV05A
- Yule Brook