River health assessments

The Regional Estuaries Initiative (REI) supports the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s river health assessments. Assessments provide information about the environmental values, threats and current condition of the rivers feeding into our estuaries. This information is used to inform catchment improvement initiatives like stock exclusion programs, revegetation and nutrient management on farms. 

Assessments have already been conducted across most of the major rivers in REI-monitored estuaries including the Murray, Serpentine, Harvey, Collie, Preston, Vasse, Sabina, Blackwood, Scott, Denmark, Hay, Kalgan and King rivers. 

Local catchment groups provide valuable on-ground support at river health assessment sites across the south west. 

For results and more information about river health assessments, visit the Healthy Rivers website.