Ellen Brook Nature Reserve
Basin : Swan-Coastal
Catchment : Swan-Avon River - Lower Swan River
The condition of the Ellen Brook Nature Reserve (site code: to be advised), in the lower catchment of the Ellen Brook, was assessed between 15 and 16 November 2018, 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, aquatic habitat, water quality (dissolved oxygen, temperature, electrical conductivity, and pH logged over 24h, and colour, alkalinity, turbidity and nutrients), fringing vegetation, channel morphology, erosion, connectivity, local land use and flow.
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 2018.
Fish and crayfish
Five fish species and two crayfish species were found at this site in 2018, including one exotic fish and one exotic crayfish species.
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
Frogs and tadpoles were observed at the site.
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- Cookes Brook - Old Coach Road East
- Ellen Brook - Brand Highway downstream
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