Goodga River - Black Cat Gauging Station

Basin : Albany Coast

Catchment : Goodga-Angove Rivers

The condition of the Goodga River - Black Cat Gauging Station site (site code: GR23GOOD1, previously GOO), in the middle catchment of the Goodga River, was assessed between 12 and 13 March 2020 over 250-m length of stream. Previous assessments of river ecology occurred between 24 and 25 November 2008, over a 100-m length of stream.

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, salinity, temperature and pH logged over 24-hours, colour, alkalinity, turbidity and nutrients), fringing vegetation, channel morphology, erosion, connectivity, local land use and flow.

Condition summary

The site was assessed as part of the Healthy Rivers Program, and previously as part of a national assessment of river condition (under site code: GOO) – 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 March 2020 and November 2008.

Fish and crayfish

Five fish and two crayfish species have been recorded at this site from the March 2020 and November 2008 assessments, and one exotic species was found in 2020 (in low abundance).

Dominant fish species at the site are the trout minnow (Galaxias truttaceus) and common jollytail (Galaxias maculatus). Notably the trout minnow is restricted to three river systems in Western Australia, the Goodga and Angove River systems east of Albany, and the Kent River.

A list of species is provided at the bottom of the page, click on the images to learn more about each species.