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Interrogation Site Metadata

CCU - Catherine Creek at Union

Status:   Active - Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 12/19/2018 12:00 AM

Instream detection array near the town of Union, Oregon, consisting of a IS1001-MTS multiplexing receiver and four antennas, each with 24v-IS1001s. Two antenna arrays are composed of two antennas each that span the normal high water mark and are secured to the substrate for pass-over detection. Two antennas are placed side-by-side to span the creek for the upstream and downstream arrays. Site is grid powered and operates year-round. Site is on private land.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: CCU-2022-170-P-INT.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 6/19/2022 7:50 AM
Date Last File Opened: 6/17/2022 1:43 AM
Date Last File Closed: 6/19/2022 1:41 AM
Last Observation Tag: 3DA.1A19B0CBA2
Last Observation Date: 6/19/2022 1:41 AM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations


Primary Contact:

Joseph Feldhaus

Data Steward:

Derrek Faber


Coordinates: 45.215252, -117.900689  |  River Km: 522.271.232.025

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 1/1/2021 12:00 AM 11/18/2021 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
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 12/19/2018 12:00 AM 1/1/2019 12:00 AM


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:  12/19/2018
End Date:  ----

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Equipment History

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
6/15/2022 9:00:00 AM GMC

Conducted a site visit to swap batteries that run the virtual test tags and check on the antennas. Antenna 3 is currently down and due to high water yet we are unable to determine if it has become unplugged or damaged. It went down on June 5th, 2022. Antenna 4 is currently connected, but operating at a reduced capacity due to potentially being flooded. Antenna 2 is operating normally but has a pit tag stuck within its read range. This is causing quite a bit of interference, but won't be able to check for the tag until water levels drop. Antenna 1 has not been connected all spring due to issues with the antenna and high water. 


3/15/2022 3:00:00 PM SiteUp

Installed two new antennas at CCU to replace the two broken antennas. Ran new cabling to to fix a short in original site cables to antennas 3 & 4 (formally 1 & 2). 3 & 4 are fully tuned and operational.  Antennas 1 & 2 will be connected in the near future. 

1/12/2022 11:00:00 PM SiteDown

CCU site went at the end of the 12th. Connection was intermittent when jostling the cables, but no breaks in nodes or cables. Nodes have been pulled to clean up the connections points (1/26/22).  

1/12/2022 1:42:00 PM GMC

Pulled ANT 1 node due to it malfunctioning. There is a short period with any data entry due to the system being shut down. Ant 2 & 4 are working. 

1/12/2022 11:21:00 AM SiteUp

CCU is back up and running around 11:30am. ANT 1 node removed due to causing a short in the system. ANT 2 & 4 are up and running. 

11/17/2021 12:00:00 AM SiteDown

CCU Site went down around 12:30am. 

10/25/2021 3:00:00 PM SiteUp

Repaired broken antenna cables to antennas 1, 2, and 4.  Antenna 3 was damaged beyond repair and physically removed from the site.  The three remaining antennas (1, 2, and 4) were functional at about 4:00 p.m. on October 25th.

12/8/2020 1:30:00 PM SiteUp Antennas 3 and 4 are back online; the problematic antennas 1 and 2 have been disconnected, awaiting a more thorough cable repair or replacement, likely in spring or summer 2021.
11/16/2020 3:00:00 PM SiteDown Site down - cable repair failed, and continued to short out intermittently despite several more repair attempts over the next two weeks.
11/10/2020 1:00:00 PM SiteUp Cable repaired; antennas 1 and 2 are back online.
9/30/2020 3:00:00 PM SiteUp Antennas 3 and 4 back online. Antennas 1 and 2 are still down, awaiting cable repair.
9/7/2020 1:03:00 AM SiteDown Site down due to a short from a beaver-chewed cable.
3/13/2019 1:45:00 PM General Node 1 has been updated, it was installed and put online at about 1:45 p.m.
2/28/2019 1:00:00 PM General Updated Master Controller software to MC Application v1.6.4.S19 and CBG Firmware v1.6.5. Node 1 failed to update and subsequently went offline at about 1:30 p.m. The earliest anticipated date to fix the node is 11 March.
12/19/2018 5:00:00 PM SiteUp Site began operating on 12/19/2018.

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