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Site Name


LBC - Libby Creek, Methow River

LBC is a permanent instream PIT tag interrogation site at RKM 1 on Libby Creek. It was installed in 2009 with a single antenna. In August 20017, the site was modified and now consists of two antennas, with each antenna spanning the wetted width of the channel during base flows. Each row consists of one 10-foot HDPE antenna, installed in flat-plate configuration. Each antenna is powered by a Biomark IS1001 (ACN) and the ACNs are connected to a QST QuBE ACN controller. The antennas were built and installed by WDFW. The site is operationg on grid power to charge the battery bank that powers the detection system. A cellular modem is installed on site to provide remote communication and allow for automated data collection. A submersible pressure transducer and temperature probes are installed on site to monitor environmental conditions.

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Site Contacts


David Grundy
(509) 997-0048


Jay Deason
(509) 664-3148 x22


Operational Dates

Year Start Date End Date Notes
2014 1/1/2014
2009 1/1/2009 1/1/2010 First year of operation under this site code. Previously part of the MRB site definition.
2010 1/1/2010 1/1/2011 The LBC reader was pulled due to high flows on 5/20/10. It was restored on 07/06/10. There was no antenna in place between Aug. 13 - Sept. 7, Sept. 27 - Oct. 1, or Oct. 12-15.
2011 1/1/2011 1/1/2012 Site down from March 13-14; March 20-21; and May 16-July 28, when the site was reinstalled with solar power.
2012 1/1/2012 1/1/2013
2013 1/1/2013 1/1/2014

Current and Historic Site Configurations

Config Seq: 110

Start Date: 8/30/2017

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Config Seq: 100

Start Date: 1/1/2009

End Date: 8/30/2017

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