Site Type

Site Name


SSC - Silver Side Channel (Methow)

SSC is a permanent instream PIT tag interrogation site located in the silver side channel, which flows into the Methow River at rkm 56.16. From 2014 until October 2016, the site was located at rkm 0.32 of the channel and consisted of two rows of three 20’ antennas. The channel underwent an extensive habitat project and the site was reinstalled downstream at rkm 0.19 of the channel. The site now consists of two rows of antennas, with each row spanning the wetted width of the channel during high flow. Each row consists of four 20’ HDPE antennas, installed in flat-plate configuration over non-channel areas, and in pass-through orientation in the channel itself. Each antenna is powered by a Biomark IS1001 (ACN) and the ACNs are connected to a QST QuBE. The antennas and ACN enclosures were built by West Fork Environmental. The site is powered by a series of four solar panels being regulated by a charge controller. SSC has remote communication abilities provided by a cellular modem.

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Site Contacts


Jeremy Cram
(509) 664-3148 x16


David Grundy
(509) 997-0048


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Operational Dates

Year Start Date End Date Notes
2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2016 Check event log for operational details.
2014 11/14/2014 12/16/2014
2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2017 Site down from June 23 - September 16, when it came back online with only antennas 02 and 05 operating. Site down from October 5-11, while site was moved 130 m downstream and reconfigured with 2 additional antennas.
2017 1/1/2017 1/1/2018 Start and end dates based on file open and close dates.
2018 1/1/2018 1/1/2019 Start and end dates based on file open and close dates.
2019 1/1/2019 12/6/2019 Start and end dates based on file open and close dates.

Current and Historic Site Configurations

Config Seq: 110

Start Date: 10/11/2016

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Config Seq: 100

Start Date: 11/14/2014

End Date: 10/11/2016

Event Logs