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BDP - Biddle Acclimation Pond

Status:   Decommissioned
Site Type: Monitored Fish Release  |  Organization: Yakama Nation
General Operational Period: Seasonally
Start Date: 3/26/2010 12:00 AM
End Date: 5/29/2018 12:00 PM

The interrogation site is installed within the outlet of a private pond that flows into Wolf Creek, approximately 1.5 Rk from the confluence with the Methow River and 1.4 Rk upstream of site WFC (-120.234197, 48.4889) in Winthrop, Wa. The outlet from the acclimation pond is approximately 208 ft. long and approximately 3 ft. in wetted width. Three PIT tag detection systems are set in series within the outlet. The detection systems are comprised of three model 2001F-ISO portable, PIT tag detection units using 24 X 24pass-through antennas. The interrogation systems are intended to monitor juvenile escapement, in-pond and smolt to smolt survival. The systems are operational during juvenile acclimation and dates vary by year depending on environmental conditions. Typical times of operation for this site are March 15 to June 1. Site was removed after the 2018 release is not scheduled to be used in the near future.

Contacts

Primary Contact:

Rick Alford
alfr@yakamafish-nsn.gov
509-996-9857

Data Steward:

Cory Kamphaus
kamc@yakamafish-nsn.gov
509-548-9413

Location

Coordinates: 48.488820, -120.247937  |  River Km: 843.085.002

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
2018 4/5/2018 12:00 PM 5/29/2018 12:00 PM
2017 No data received.
2016 3/23/2016 12:00 AM 5/25/2016 12:00 AM
2015 No data received.
2014 No data received.
2013 No data received for 2013.
2012 There were no releases from BDP in 2012 due to persistent, thick ice cover; so no data.
2011 4/14/2011 12:00 AM 5/8/2011 12:00 AM Antennas 2 and 3 did not record any tags for about an 1.5 hours on April 21 due to full buffers. Antennas 2 and 3 did not record any tags between May 2 at 17:00 and May 3 at 12:10 due to power loss.
2010 3/26/2010 12:00 AM 6/3/2010 12:00 AM Fish transferred into pond on March 26. Volitional release begaon on April 19.

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:  3/1/2010
End Date:  5/29/2018

Equipment History

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
7/23/2018 12:18:13 PM General Interrogation event log for the Biddle Acclimation Pond on Wolf Creek (BDP)-2018 release PIT tag interrogation (Antenna 01) for the Biddle Acclimation Pond on Wolf Creek began on 04-05-2018 at 12:00 hrs. Antenna (01) was located within the outlet channel at the wooden bridge, one meter downstream from the lowermost pond outlet. Antenna (01) was never moved and did not experience any lapse in coverage. A total of 13 files were created, with the last download completed on 05-29-2018 at 1200 hrs following four days of zero coho PIT tag detections. All 13 files were incorporated into one single file. High turbidity impeded visual confirmation via snorkel survey. All interrogation equipment was removed on 5-29-2018. PIT tag interrogation (Antenna 02) for the Biddle Acclimation Pond began on 04-30-2018 at 12:00 hrs. Antenna (02) was located 15 meters downstream of Antenna (01). Antenna (02) was never moved and did not experience any lapse in coverage. A total of 6 files were created, with the last download completed at 05-29-2018 at 1200hrs, following four days of zero coho PIT tag detections. PIT tag interrogation (Antenna 03) for the Biddle Acclimation Pond began on 04-30-2018 at 12:00 hrs. Antenna (03) was located 20 meters downstream of Antenna (02) near the confluence with Wolf Creek. Antenna (03) was never moved and did not experience any lapse in coverage. A total of 7 files were created, with the last download completed at 05-29-2018 at 1200hrs, following four days of zero coho PIT tag detections.
5/24/2016 11:00:00 AM General Interrogation event log for the Biddle Acclimation Pond on Wolf Creek (BDP)-2016 release PIT tag interrogation (Antenna 01) for the Biddle Acclimation Pond began on 03-23-2016 at 1440 hrs. Antenna (01) was located within the outlet channel at the wooden bridge, one meter downstream from the pond outlet. Antenna (01) was never moved and did not experience any lapse in coverage. A total of 12 files were created, with the last download completed on 05-24-2016 at 1032 hrs, following six days of zero coho PIT tag detections. A snorkel survey was completed to confirm the site void of coho prior to the final download. All interrogation equipment was removed on 05-25-2016. PIT tag interrogation (Antenna 02) for the Biddle Acclimation Pond began on 03-28-2016 at 1051 hrs. Antenna (02) was located 15 meters downstream of Antenna (01). Antenna (02) was never moved and did not experience any lapse in coverage. A total of 9 files were created, with the last download completed on 05-24-2016 at 1033 hrs, following six days of zero coho PIT tag detections. All interrogation equipment was removed on 05-25-2016. PIT tag interrogation (Antenna 03) for the Biddle Acclimation Pond began on 04-23-2016 at 1040 hrs. Antenna (03) was located 20 meters downstream of Antenna (02) near the confluence with Wolf Creek. Antenna (03) was never moved and did not experience any lapse in coverage. A total of 8 files were created, with the last download completed on 05-24-2016 at 1035 hrs, following six days of zero coho PIT tag detections. All interrogation equipment was removed on 05-25-2016.
5/24/2015 12:00:00 PM General Interrogation event log for the Biddle Acclimation Pond on Wolf Creek (BDP)-2015 release Acclimation of juvenile coho salmon began on March 3, 2015 and ended May 15, 2015. This group of fish at the Biddle Acclimation Pond did not receive PIT tags during spring acclimation in 2015. Pass-through PIT antennas were not installed at the outlet of the pond in 2015.
5/24/2014 12:00:00 PM General Interrogation event log for the Biddle Acclimation Pond on Wolf Creek (BDP)-2014 release Acclimation of juvenile coho salmon began on April 7, 2014 and ended May 30, 2014. This group of fish at the Biddle Acclimation Pond did not receive PIT tags during spring acclimation in 2014. Pass-through PIT antennas were not installed at the outlet of the pond in 2014.

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