Collie River - Coolangatta Farm Gauging Station

Basin : Collie River

Catchment : Collie River

The condition of the Coolangatta Farm Gauging Station site (site code: CR-15), on the East Branch of the Collie River, was assessed between 15 and 16 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 sampled upstream of the weir. Two additional sites have since been established, Coolangatta Gauging Station Upstream site (site code: CR412COLL3, site reference: 6124037) about 250 m upstream of CR-15, and Coolangatta Gauging Station Downstream site (site code: CR412COLL2, site reference: 6124034) about 130 m downstream of CR-15.


Condition summary

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

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

Five fish and two crayfish species were found at this site in January 2009, 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.


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.