During February 2017, the Avon catchment and Swan Coastal Plain received an exceptional amount of rain, with over 100mm in 24 hours and a total event rainfall exceeding 120mm - the second highest on record. Further links to the story are contained below:
The Swan-Canning Estuary Response Model (SCERM v2) was run for the event to explore how the salinity and oxygen may evolve. The concern is the high level of nutrient inputs that occurs following a flood could provide fuel for algal productivity in the warm conditions that occur after the wet weather has subsided.
Further photos are shown below. Ocean data used to drive the domain was sourced from coastaloceanography.org
Disclaimer : Please note the simulation presented here is provided as-is and has been prepared making assumptions about river flows, climate and estuary condition, and no liability shall be rendered for any decisions made as a result of this information.