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Site Name


BGM - Burlingame Dam and Canal

Burlingame Diversion Dam is located on the lower Walla Walla River. This site consists of detectors in the dam's fish passage facilities, as well as in the canal intake.

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Site Contacts


June Johnson
(514) 429-7545


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Operational Dates

Year Start Date End Date Notes
2014 1/1/2014 12/30/2014
2015 2/2/2015 1/1/2016
2016 1/1/2016 12/19/2016
2017 1/6/2017 1/1/2018
2007 1/24/2007 1/1/2008 First year of operation. Ladder antennas F3 & F4 were installed on Jan. 24, and the slot antenna F5 was installed on Feb. 8. The transceiver was off between Feb. 13 and March 2. Antennas F1 & F2 were installed in the canal during February, but the canal did not water up until March 13. The canal was dewatered between July 7 and October 1. On September 6, the irrigation district opened two full sets of boards on the spillway. Antenna F5 was installed on September 24, to cover passage through the spillway slot.
2008 1/1/2008 1/1/2009 There was a power outage from Jan. 3 through early afternoon on Jan. 8.
2009 1/1/2009 1/1/2010 The fish bypass canal antenna was shut down on Jan. 9, 2009. The canal was re-watered on March 1, and the antennas activated. The canal was dewatered on Dec. 20, 2009.
2010 1/1/2010 1/1/2011 The computer was shut down for the bypass antenna (FB) on Jan. 9, 2010; the canal was dewatered on Dec. 20, 2009. The adult fishway and bypass slot antennas (F3-F6) are still active. As of Oct. 2, the canal was open with water running through it; the canal bypass antennas (F1, F2, and FB) were active. The canal was desatered on Dec. 27, 2010.
2011 1/1/2011 1/1/2012 The canal dectectors, which were deactivated when the canal was dewatered on Dec. 27, 2010, were reactivated on March 7, 2011, when the canal gates were opened and the canal watered up. Antenna F1 sequenced out from January 28-August 29, due to a shed tag in its field. Antenna FB shut down from August 5-September 29, due to lack of water in the canal.
2012 1/1/2012 1/1/2013
2013 1/1/2013 1/1/2014 Irrigation canal (F1, F2 and FB) dewatered January 1-March 1 and October 1-December 31. Lost data from antenna FB March 2-April 9, May 14-21.
2018 1/1/2018 1/1/2019
2019 1/1/2019 12/31/2019 Start and end dates based on timer tags.

Current and Historic Site Configurations

Config Seq: 110

Start Date: 8/12/2008

End Date:

Config Seq: 100

Start Date: 10/30/2006

End Date: 8/12/2008

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