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The Ellen Brook Catchment is a key catchment in the overall health of the Swan-Canning estuarine system. It has been identified as a major source of nutrients entering the estuary, exporting an average of approximately 77 t of nitrogen and 26 t of phosphorus per year. It is these nutrients that contribute to the periodic outbreaks of potentially toxic algal blooms in the Swan and Canning Rivers.
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Banfield, K. (2001), Sustainable land management in the Ellen Brook Catchment. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4498.
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