Serpentine Downstream Peel Main Drain
Basin : Murray River
Catchment : Murray - Serpentine rivers
The condition of the Serpentine Downstream Peel Main Drain site (MR83SERP1), was assessed between 13 and 14 November 2017, over a 100-m length of stream. This site is situated in the lower catchment of the Serpentine 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, aquatic habitat, water quality (dissolved oxygen, temperature, electrical conductivity, and pH logged every 30 minutes between 13 November 2017 and 17 May 2018 and colour, alkalinity, turbidity and nutrients), fringing vegetation, channel morphology, erosion, connectivity, local land use and flow. Note: No logged water quality data is available between 15 December 2017 and 26 February 2018.
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 2017.
Fish and crayfish
Eight fish species and two crayfish species were found at this site in 2017, including two 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
One western long-necked turtle (Chelodina colliei) and South-west glass shrimp (Palaemon australis) were caught at this site.