Canning River - Stocker Road

Basin : Swan-Coastal

Catchment : Canning River

The condition of the Canning River - Stocker Road site (site code: CR41CANN2), 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.

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 2015/16.

A report from the 2009/10 sampling can be found here.

Fish and crayfish

Six fish and one crayfish species were found at this site (combination of all 2015/16 sampling events), including two 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

The Western long-necked turtle (Chelodina colliei) and Carter’s freshwater mussel (Westralunio carteri) were observed at this site in December 2015.