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Site Name


TAY - Big Creek at Taylor Ranch

Site currently consists of a Biomark IS1001-Master Controller, 12 IS1001 readers, 12 20 ft antennas. The antennas are arranged in tandem with each array containing 6 antenna spanning 120 ft with a distance of 45 ft between the arrays. Site has solar power, Hughes satellite modem and Campbell Scientific CS450L, CS107 environmental probes. From 2006 until October 2017, the site was located about 250 yards downstream of its current location, centered around the bridge at Taylor Ranch. It consisted of two FS1001M transcievers operating two arrays of six antennas each approximately 200 meters apart, spanning Big Creek above and below the bridge.

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Site Contacts


Brett Turley
(208) 841-2562


Kyle Meier
(208) 955-6763


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Operational Dates

Year Start Date End Date Notes
2014 1/1/2014 1/1/2015
2016 1/1/2016 1/1/2017 Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2015 1/1/2015 1/1/2016
2017 1/1/2017 12/12/2017 Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2006 7/1/2006 12/12/2006 First year of operation. Two antennas in the upstream array were damaged and taken out of service on or before October 6, 2006. An ice storm damaged most or all of the remaining antennas between Dec. 9-12, effectively ending interrogation activities.
2008 7/22/2008 1/1/2009 The Taylor Ranch site was re-activated on July 22, 2008. Initially only the MUX antenna array above the bridge (A1-A6) was enabled.
2009 1/1/2009 1/1/2010
2010 1/1/2010 1/1/2011 Activities at TAY were suspended between January 28 and March 17 due to power constraints. The antennas in each array were relocated during the August O&M check. In both arrays, the six antennas are configured in two rows of three antennas each, providing tandem coverage (~5 meters apart) of the right half of the stream. The antennas are to be repositioned to their previous locations, spanning the stream, in Spring, 2011.
2011 1/1/2011 1/1/2012 Antenna A1 removed on May 24 and replaced on August 27. Antennas B3 and B4 stopped operating on June 7; antenna B5 stopped on June 8; antenna B6 stopped on June 9; antenna B2 stopped on July 4 and antenna B1 stopped functioning on July 7. There was no detection on the lower array from July 7- Agusut 26, when all six antennas were replaced.
2012 1/1/2012 1/1/2013
2013 1/1/2013 1/1/2014 Antenna A6 down from May 17 - October 18.
2018 2/21/2018 1/1/2019 Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2019 1/1/2019 12/18/2019 Start and end dates based on timer tags.

Current and Historic Site Configurations

Config Seq: 110

Start Date: 10/10/2017

End Date:

Config Seq: 100

Start Date: 7/1/2006

End Date: 10/10/2017

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