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LMC - Lower Manastash Creek

LMC is located in Manastash creek 1.4 miles above the confluence to the Yakima river, 80M above the bridge at Barnes Rd. All equipment was purchased by the Kittitas County Conservation District directly from Biomark. Site was installed and will be managed by WDFW personnel. Initial configuration of the site included 3-20ft, Biomark Lite antennas, each spanning the wetted width of the creek. Antenna 1 is upstream, 2 middle, and 3 is the downstream antenna. Antennas 2 and 3 were damaged February 2016 and were replaced in February 2017 with 24 x 8 ft quadrilaterlas constructed with 1 inch PEX. Ten inch posts were used on the bottom of the creek to create a backbone for the antennas. The posts are secured to the substrate with MR-4 anchors. The sides of the antennas are secured using anchors on an exposed bank, clamps on trees and one t-post for antenna 3. Antennas 2 and 3 have a complete field of detection with 24 inches of read range off the coil. Each antenna is connected to a submersible IS1001 antenna control node which are anchored to the bank. The exciter cable runs 120ft upstream along the left bank to the IS1001-MTS, secured in an enclosure. Grid power is being used to charge the 4-12V batteries located in a Jo-Box under the enclosure.

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Site Contacts


Zack Mays
(509) 899-2422


Gabriel Temple
(509) 933-6080


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Operational Dates

Year Start Date End Date Notes
2013 No data received.
2014 1/28/2014 1/1/2015 Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2016 1/1/2016 5/3/2016 Antennas 02 and 03 were damaged in February and site operated only with Antenna 01 after that.
2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2016
2017 3/1/2017 6/23/2017 Start and end dates based on timer tags. Reinstalled with replacement pass through antennas for 02 and 03 in February.
2018 2/26/2018 1/1/2019 Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2019 1/1/2019 11/14/2019 Start and end dates based on timer tags.

Current and Historic Site Configurations

Config Seq: 110

Start Date: 2/28/2017

End Date:

Config Seq: 100

Start Date: 12/16/2013

End Date: 2/28/2017

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