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BBP - Blackbird Pond Accl. Site

Status:   Decommissioned
Site Type: Monitored Fish Release  |  Organization: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
General Operational Period: Seasonally
Start Date: 5/7/2013 12:00 AM
End Date: 6/27/2017 12:00 AM

This site is a temporary PIT tag detection system located at rkm 40.1 on the Wenatchee River, near Leavenworth, WA. The detection system consists of two, 24 in diameter antennas affixed to the end of the pond outfall pipe. The outfall pipe extends into the Wenatchee River. Each antenna is powered by an Allflex RM 310 reader, connected to a QST QuBE ACN controller. A 24 VDC battery bank powers the detection system. The antennas were built and installed by WDFW.

Contacts

Primary Contact:

Matthew Stilwater
matthew.stilwater@dfw.wa.gov
509-664-3148

Data Steward:

Jay Deason
jay.deason@dfw.wa.gov
509-664-3148 x22

Location

Coordinates: 47.588592, -120.664375  |  River Km: 754.040

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
2017 4/14/2017 12:00 AM 6/27/2017 12:00 AM Start date based on File Open value in the only file loaded for this year.
2016 No data received
2015 No data received
2014 4/22/2014 9:00 AM 6/26/2014 12:00 AM Shed tag was caught in antenna 1 for part of the release and in antenna 2 for part of the release. At least one antenna was fully functioning at all times.
2013 5/7/2013 12:00 AM 5/29/2013 12:00 AM Only one antenna was functional and it had limited capabilities due to shed tags being caught in the field.
2012 Operational dates unknown

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:  3/15/2012
End Date:  6/30/2017

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Equipment History

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Equipment Code Description Start Date End Date

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
6/26/2017 7:00:00 AM SiteDown On 6/26/17 the pond discharge screen was set in place at 7:30 AM so no fish can enter the Wenatchee R. or travel through antennas. On 6/27/17 all equipment was removed from the site.
6/1/2017 11:00:00 AM General The QuBe reader for BBP became submerged due to high flows on 5-24-17. The reader was removed on 5-30-17 dried out and was reinstalled on 6-1-17. At this time all antennas appear to be operating normally.
6/25/2014 2:39:00 PM SiteDown BBP was removed on 25 June. A dropped tag washed into the range of the antenna 1 after the initial installation. The tag was then washed into the detection range of antenna 2. The tag could not be removed as high flows inundated the antennas. At least one antenna was fully functioning throughout the duration of the release.
5/8/2014 3:22:59 PM SiteUp BBP was installed in mid-March, prior to high spring flows, as the oulet pipe becomes inundated under several feet of water during spring flows. The system was powered up on 4/22/14 at 09:00, prior to the start of the volitional release. The detection site consists of two 0.75 m diameter circular antennas, operated by RM310 reader boards. The boards are multiplexed and the data recorded by a QST QuBE. A 24 VDC battery bank powers the detection system. A dropped tag washed into the range of the antenna 1 after the initial installation. The tag cannot be removed as high flows have inundated the antennas.
5/30/2013 2:46:00 PM General BBP was installed in mid-March, prior to high spring flows, as the oulet pipe becomes inundated under several feet of water during spring flows. The detection site consists of two 0.75 m diameter circular antennas, operated by RM310 reader boards. Data from each antenna was stored on an Acumen DataBridge. A 6 VDC battery bank powered the detection system. Multiple issues arose during the release period that negatively affected the release monitoring. Prior to the release one of the antennas was damaged and not repairable due to high water levels. Secondly, the release was initiated prior to the detection system being powered up. Lastly, multiple dropped tags washed into the detection field of the working antenna, severely limiting the detection range of the antenna. The detection system was operating, although limited, from May 7 through the end of the release period. The detection system was powered off on 5/29/2013.

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