Site Type

Site Name

 

RCX - Rattlesnake Creek Flat Plates

This in-stream interrogation system is located on Rattlesnake Creek, in the White Salmon River Basin on the Lower Columbia River above Bonneville Dam.

Operated by:

USGS

First year:

2001

Last year:

2007

RKM:

271.012.000

Site Contacts

Steward

Ian Jezorek
ijezorek@usgs.gov
(509) 538-2299 x222

Map

Operational Dates

Year Start Date End Date Notes
2001 8/23/2001 1/1/2002 First year of operation. Dates and times based on first/last reported detections.
2002 1/1/2002 1/1/2003 Check for outages with Ian Jezorek, USGS.
2003 1/1/2003 1/1/2004
2004 1/1/2004 1/1/2005 Antenna #6 ruptured and filled with water on Jan. 28; the antenna was removed from the river and repaired on Feb. 18, but not redeployed until April 7, due to high water.
2005 1/1/2005 1/1/2006
2006 1/1/2006 1/1/2007 Antenna 06 was dislodged from its anchors due to high water on December 31, 2005, at 1:00 PM. The signal cable for antenna 04 was disconnected by debris on Jan. 4, 2006. The remaining antennas stopped reading during the morning of Jan. 10. The site was OOS until 12:30 on April 6, 2006, when antennas #1 and #5 were redeployed. Antenna #1 lost power at about 7pm on 12/14/06.
2007 1/1/2007 6/2/2007 Ian Jezorek shut down the site at 2:40pm on Jan. 3, 2007, due to high water and resultant antenna failures. Antennas 1 and 5 were redeployed on 25 January 2007 at about 14:50hrs. The antennas were out of service March 16-19. The RCX site was decomissioned on June 2, 2007.

Current and Historic Site Configurations

Config Seq: 120

Start Date: 10/14/2003

End Date: 6/2/2007

Config Seq: 110

Start Date: 5/15/2003

End Date: 10/14/2003

Config Seq: 100

Start Date: 8/21/2001

End Date: 5/15/2003