Rushy Creek - McDonald Road
Basin : Blackwood River
Catchment : Lower Blackwood River
The condition of the Rushy Creek - McDonald Road site (site code: RRAP9), in the upper catchment of Rushy Creek, was assessed between 10 and 11 October 2012, 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.
Fish and crayfish
Three fish and three crayfish species were found at this site in October 2012, including one exotic crayfish.
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
A few tadpoles were found at this site.
Explore other sites in the catchment
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- Blackwood River - Downstream Boathaugh Boat ramp
- Blackwood River - Jalbarragup
- Blackwood River - Orchard Cottage
- Blackwood River - Rosa Camp
- Blackwood River - Wall Road
- Chapman Brook - Chapman Pool
- Chapman Brook - Forest Grove Pool
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- Chapman Brook - Warner Glen Road
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- Mcleod Creek - Bruce Road
- Mcleod Creek - Geocrinia Road
- Mcleod Creek - Harrison Road
- McLeod Creek - Millers Road Crossing
- Mcleod Creek - Sebbes Road
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- Milyeannup Brook 2
- Poison Gully 1
- Poison Gully 2
- Poison Gully 3
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- Rushy Creek - Smith Road
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- Upper Chapman Brook - Chalice Bridge Upstream
- Upper Chapman Brook - Berry Farm 2
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