Brunswick River - Beela Road

Basin : Collie River

Catchment : Collie River

The condition of the Brunswick River - Beela Road site (site code: CR51BRUN1), in the middle catchment of the Brunswick River, was assessed between 22 and 23 January 2009, 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.

Note: this site was included in a study of the movement of freshwater cobbler within the Brunswick River in 2014 [link], however this is the only known study since the 2009 assessment.

Condition summary

The site was assessed as part of a national assessment of river condition – view report here, however 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 January 2009.

Fish and crayfish

Four fish and two crayfish species were found at this site in January 2009, no exotic fish or crayfish were found.

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.