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AFC - No./So. Fk Asotin Cr. Jct. ISA

Status:   Active - Non-Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Snake River Salmon Recovery Board
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 7/30/2009 12:00 AM

AFC is a permanent instream PIT tag interrogation site located at the confluence of the North and South Forks Asotin Creek, a tributary of the Snake River. As of 10/25/2018 all previous components present at AFC have been replaced and upgraded. The site consists of a single 20-foot antenna in the North Fork (antenna ID 1), a single 15-foot antenna in the South Fork (antenna ID 2) and two rows containing a 20 and 15-foot antenna each (antenna IDs 3-6) in the mainstem of Asotin Creek below the confluence. All new antennas are constructed of HDPE and installed in flat-plate configuration. Each antenna is powered by a Biomark IS1001 (ACN) and the ACNs are connected to a Biomark IS1001-MTS master controller. The antennas were built and installed by WDFW. The site is connected to grid power to charge the battery bank powering the detection system. A cellular modem is installed on site to provide remote communication and allow for automated data collection, however, only manual data collection from the IS1001-MTS will occur at AFC until further notice. Prior to the upgrade, the site consisted of six muxed antennas powered by an FS1001M.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: AFC-2021-180-P-001.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 7/26/2021 9:00 AM
Date Last File Opened: 6/29/2021 12:41 PM
Date Last File Closed: 7/9/2021 10:42 PM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.003D6C1033
Last Observation Date: 7/7/2021 5:17 AM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations

Contacts

Primary Contact:

Ethan Crawford
Ethan.Crawford@dfw.wa.gov
509-751-0823

Data Steward:

Steve Bennett
bennett.ecological@gmail.com
435-757-5668

Location

Coordinates: 46.272487, -117.292147  |  River Km: 522.234.025

Operational History

Operational history describes the period the site was interrogating for PIT tags. The comments provide anecdotal information about the operation of the site during this period. Site operational periods are updated typically at the end of the calendar year.

Year Start Date End Date Comments
2021
2020 1/1/2020 12:00 AM 1/1/2021 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags. See event logs for additional operational information.
2019 1/1/2019 12:00 AM 12/31/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2018 1/1/2018 12:00 AM 1/1/2019 12:00 AM
2017 1/1/2017 12:00 AM 1/1/2018 12:00 AM
2016 1/1/2016 12:00 AM 1/1/2017 12:00 AM
2015 1/1/2015 12:00 AM 1/1/2016 12:00 AM
2014 1/1/2014 12:00 AM 1/1/2015 12:00 AM
2013 1/1/2013 12:00 AM 1/1/2014 12:00 AM No reported interruptions in operation.
2012 1/1/2012 12:00 AM 1/1/2013 12:00 AM Site down March 26-28. Mux replaced April 4. Antennas 3,4,6 were removed from the site from August 15-30.
2011 1/1/2011 12:00 AM 1/1/2012 12:00 AM First complete year of operations
2010 1/1/2010 12:00 AM 1/1/2011 12:00 AM Data up to Dec 18 originally submitted as Passive Recapture events. Those events were removed in 2017 and resubmitted as interrogation records.
2009 7/30/2009 12:00 AM 1/1/2010 12:00 AM Data from this year of operations originally submitted as Passive Recapture events. Those events were removed in 2017 and resubmitted as interrogation records.

Configuration

Configuration metadata includes details about the equipment used at the site to detect and record PIT tags. A new configuration sequence record is created when equipment is added or removed from the site and the period of time it was active. A configuration sequence without an End Date is currently active.

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Start Date:  10/26/2018
End Date:  ----

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Equipment History

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
7/10/2021 12:03:00 AM SiteDown

Site down due to damage sustained from the Dry Gulch fire.  Based on data retrieved from the Master Controllers external USB drive, the MC powered off at 00:03 hrs PST on July 10.  Site components damaged by the fire include: antenna 05 and its node/ACN, both CAN bus cables and all other cabling at the site, the downstream junction box that serves antennas 03-06, and the power line that supplies the site was damaged by a falling tree.  Fortuitously, all other site components sustained no damage and should be completely operational once the damaged components are replaced.  Until those damaged site components can be replaced, AFC will remain down.

5/13/2021 10:15:26 AM General Site visited to check Master Controller power status after power line to the site was knocked down and disconnected by a falling tree/branch. Power line was reconnected on or around May 12 and site is operating normally. The period of time the power line was disconnected did not disrupt site operations and no data was lost.
5/21/2020 3:10:00 PM General Antenna 1 became unplugged from its node on 5/21/2020 at approximately 11:30 am due to high water/flood event. The site was visited on 5/23/2020 and Antenna 1 was plugged back into its node and tuned.
4/24/2020 1:00:00 PM SiteUp Site is back up completely as of 1:00pm on April 24, 2020. CAN Bus that runs from MC downstream to nodes/antennas 3-6 has been replaced allowing these mainstem antennas to resume operations. All nodes tuned prior to leaving the site.
2/18/2020 11:15:00 AM SiteUp Site partially back up as of February 18, 2020. Only antennas 01 and 02 (NF and SF antennas) back up and operating as of Feb 18. CAN Bus for antennas 03-06 has a short and will be replaced asap.
2/7/2020 1:07:00 PM SiteDown Site down as of February 7 as Master Controller has shut off and will not power back on. MC issue is still being assessed, site down/inoperable until further notice.
8/8/2019 10:37:26 AM General Nodes 1827.2645 - 1827.2648 updated with IS1001 Application Firmware v1.7.0, Master Controller CBG board updated with IS1001-MC CBG Board Firmware v1.7.0 and Master controller updated with IS1001-MC Application Firmware version 1.7.0.
10/25/2018 8:09:00 AM General AFC is a permanent instream PIT tag interrogation site located at the confluence of the North and South Forks Asotin Creek, a tributary of the Snake River. As of 10/25/2018 all previous components present at AFC have been replaced and upgraded. The site consists of a single 20-foot antenna in the North Fork (antenna ID 1), a single 15-foot antenna in the South Fork (antenna ID 2) and two rows containing a 20 and 15-foot antenna each (antenna ID's 3-6) in the mainstem of Asotin Creek below the confluence. All new antennas are constructed of HDPE and installed in flat-plate configuration. Each antenna is powered by a Biomark IS1001 (ACN) and the ACNs are connected to a Biomark IS1001-MTS master controller. The antennas were built and installed by WDFW. The site is connected to grid power to charge the battery bank powering the detection system. A cellular modem is installed on site to provide remote communication and allow for automated data collection, however, only manual data collection from the IS1001-MTS will occur at AFC until further notice. Prior to the upgrade, the site consisted of six muxed antennas powered by an FS1001M.
10/24/2018 3:19:45 PM SiteDown Site down as of 9:00 am on 10/24/2018 for replacement and upgrading to an IS1001-MTS system. Site should be back up and functioning 10/25/2018.
7/13/2017 11:45:00 AM SiteUp Site up and operating normally after reconfiguring and replacing several antennae damaged during the late winter/spring. Antenna 4 and 5 (mainstem) have been replaced with working 20' antennae and moved downstream approximately 25' from their previous location. Antenna 3 (mainstem, 10') was moved along with 4 and 5 to span the entire mainstem Asotin channel. Antenna 6 (Southfork) was replaced with a 15' antenna and moved approximately 20' further upstream within the Southfork Asotin channel. A new site configuration diagram will be uploaded to the AFC site metadata page reflecting the changes made.
3/20/2017 8:21:45 AM General Site visited to assess damage from current high water/flood event occurring in the Asotin Creek Basin. Antennas 1,2 and 3 are present; Antennas 4,5 and 6 are not. Further assessment will occur as conditions allow.
2/15/2017 3:15:00 PM General Site visited for maintenance and buffer download. Site is still not uploading to Ptagis. Either an ice event or high water event in the last several weeks has formed a new gravel deposit completely encasing Antenna 5. Site will need further maintenance once water conditions allow. Aside from the daily uploading issue site is operating normally.
2/15/2017 3:15:00 PM General Site visited for maintenance and buffer download. Site operating normally.
1/5/2017 1:53:29 PM General Site visited to download MUX and look into issue with the daily interrogation file not uploading to Ptagis. Site is reading and recording tags as it should but has not been uploading to Ptagis since 11/27/2016. The phone line has been tested and is working properly (there is a dial tone and ability to make and outgoing phone call), which likely means the dial-up modem is not functioning. More troubleshooting is required. In the mean time the MUX buffer has been downloaded and all detection records from 11/27/2016 until the site resumes its proper uploading function will be forwarded to Ptagis to populate the site interrogation file.
8/5/2016 9:34:59 AM General Site was down from 7/8/16 to 7/20/16. Water damage caused a short in the DC-DC converter. The converter was replaced, antennas were tuned, and the site is back online as of 7/20/16.
7/12/2016 2:26:55 PM SiteDown Site down as of 7/9/2016, will remain down until further notice.
6/15/2016 12:47:16 PM General Site visited, buffer downloaded. Antenna 3 continues to have high noise issues but appears to detect tags despite sustained noise around 50%. Antenna 3 was max tuned prior to leaving the site. All other antennae are operating with normal efficiency.
6/23/2015 9:18:00 AM General Site down temporarily for maintenance from approximately 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. 6/23/2015 as the MUX from CCA was swapped with the MUX from AFC. The purpose for switching the MUX between sites was due the AFC MUX losing operational ability on Ports 1 and 2, while the CCA MUX has 6 functioning ports with only 2 necessary for the CCA site. All 6 antennas at the AFC site have been tuned and are once again functioning properly.
6/18/2015 2:40:00 PM General Antennas 1 and 2 stopped responding on 5/27/15 and 5/30/2015 respectively. After several attempts at troubleshooting the issue we have determined that Ports 1 and 2 on the MUX are no longer operational. Antennas 1 and 2 will remain down until further notice, Antennas 3 through 6 continue to operate normally.
5/26/2015 8:03:00 AM General Power outage at the site likely due to lightning/electrical storm that occured the evening 5/25/2015, tripping the breaker. Power was restored to the site by turning breaker back on.
1/9/2014 8:29:00 AM General All antennas reading properly; however, tag delay was set to 1 second. Remotely accessed site and reset tag delay to 1 minute
11/7/2013 8:29:00 AM General Site functioning properly. No issues identified

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