Gingin Brook - Mortimer Street Gauging Station
Basin : Moore-Hill rivers
Catchment : Moore River
The condition of the Gingin Brook - Mortimer Street Gauging Station site (site code: MR64GING1) in the upper catchment of the Gingin Brook has been assessed several times, the latest full SDWIRC assessment was between 5 and 6 March 2019. Additionally, water quality was logged over the 2020/21 dry season (December 2020 to May 2021).
Prior to 2019 the site (under site code: MR-07/617058) was assessed in the summers of 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 and also in September 2008 as part of a national assessment of river condition – view report here.
The assessment was conducted using standard methods from the South West Index of River Condition. Primarily measures chosen for this assessment included long-term logging of water quality (dissolved oxygen, temperature, electrical conductivity, and pH) logged every 30 mins over the dry season. In the 2016/17 dry and 2018/19 dry seasons water quality was only logged over 24h between 1 and 2 March 2017 and 5 and 6 March 2019.
In February, March and April 2011 and in March 2017 and March 2019 the site was also assessed for fish and crayfish, aquatic habitat, vegetation, channel morphology, erosion, connectivity, local land use and flow.
An online condition summary for this site in 2017 and 2019 has not been prepared. The report for the 2010/11 sampling can be found here.
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 2019.
Fish and crayfish
In 2019 five fish and two crayfish species were found including one exotic species (one individual, Eastern gambusia, Gambusia holbrooki). In 2017 the same species were found, except no exotics were collected.
In 2011, the only extra species found was Afurcagobius suppositus (South-west goby). However, it was only represented by one individual in April 2011, accordingly its absence in 2017 and 2019 is not considered to be significant.
Abundances of Western minnow (Galaxias occidentalis), Western pygmy perch (Nannoperca vittata) and Freshwater cobbler (Tandanus bostocki), were slightly higher in March 2019 compared to March 2017. Juvenile fish (young of year) were only found in low abundances in 2011, 2017 and 2019, the general absence of juveniles which may be a function of timing and location of sampling, or be an indication of impaired reproduction; requires further investigation.
A list of species collected in 2019 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.
Explore other sites in the catchment
- Fletcher Gully - New Norcia Road
- Gingin Brook - Downstream Cheriton weir
- Gingin Brook - Downstream Mungala Brook
- Gingin Brook - Upstream Mungala Brook
- Gingin Brook - Whakea Road
- Lennard Brook - Lennards Road
- Lennard Brook - Lennards Road 3
- Lennard Brook - Upstream Brand Highway
- Lower Gingin Brook Downstream
- Lower Gingin Brook Upstream
- Moore River - Lancelin Road Bridge
- Moore River - Mogumber West Nature Reserve
- Moore River - Regans Ford
- Moore River - Upstream Bindoon-Moora Road
- Moore River - Waterville Road
- Moore River North Branch - Bindoon Moora Road
- Moore River North Branch - Dandaragan Street
- Moore River North Branch - Molloy Street Moora
- Moore River North Branch - Upstream of Long Pool Bridge Gauging Station
- Red Gully Creek