Wungong Brook - Bruns Drive

Basin : Swan-Coastal

Catchment : Canning River

The condition of the Wungong Brook - Bruns Drive site (site code: SCCIS10), in the middle catchment of the Wungong River, was assessed between 14 and 15 November 2012, over a 100-m length of stream. The site was also assessed in spring of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.  The site as also assessed in February and May 2014 as part of a different project.

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.

Condition summary

This site was assessed as part of the River Health Assessment Scheme project.

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 November 2012.

Fish and crayfish

Five fish and two crayfish species were found at this site in November 2012, including two exotic fish.

In addition to the taxa below,  Carter’s freshwater mussel (Westralunio carteri), South-west glass shrimp (Palaemon australis), Western long-necked turtle (Chelodina colliei) and Western minnow (Galaxias occidentalis) were also captured or observed in 2014.

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.