Vasse River - Lower Vasse River 2

Basin : Busselton Coast

Catchment : Vasse - Ludlow rivers

The condition of the Lower Vasse River 2 site (VR64VASS2) was assessed between 9 and 10 October 2017, over a 100-m length of stream. This site is situated in the lower catchment of the Vasse River.

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, temperature, electrical conductivity, and pH logged every 30 minutes between 9 October 2017 and 14 February 2018 and colour, alkalinity, turbidity and nutrients), fringing vegetation, channel morphology, erosion, connectivity, local land use and flow.

Condition summary

Click here for a site condition summary. 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 2017.

Fish and crayfish

Five fish species and one crayfish species were found at this site in 2017, no exotic species 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.

Other aquatic fauna

Western long-necked turtles (Chelodina colliei) and South-west glass shrimp (Palaemon australis) were found at this site.