Upper Chapman Brook 1

Basin : Blackwood River

Catchment : Lower Blackwood River

The condition of the Upper Chapman Brook 1 site (site code: UCHAP1), in the  upper catchment of the Upper Chapman Brook was assessed on 25 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 macroinvertebrates, aquatic habitat, water quality (spot measurements of dissolved oxygen, temperature, electrical conductivity, pH, colour, alkalinity, turbidity and nutrients), fringing vegetation, channel morphology, erosion, connectivity, local land use and flow. Water levels were too low for a full SWIRC assessment  that would have included fish and crayfish and logged water quality.  The site was visited in February 2013 but could not be sampled as it was dry.

Condition summary

The site was assessed as part of  an assessment of river condition in the lower catchment of the Blackwood River – view report here.

A snapshot of the condition of the Upper Chapman Brook can be found here.

Fish and crayfish

No data is available as water levels were too low to set fish and crayfish traps.