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Interrogation Site Metadata

FST - Foster Creek

Status:   Active - Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Colville Confederated Tribes
General Operational Period: Seasonally
Start Date: 3/14/2014 12:00 AM

FST is a permanent PIT tag interrogation site on Foster Creek. Foster Creek enters the Columbia River at RKM 876.9, approximately 2.2 km up river from the town of Bridgeport, WA. FST is located approximately 0.1 km upstream from the confluence with the Columbia River. The site consists of a single 10 foot antenna anchored upright for pass-through detection. The antenna spans the wetted width of the channel at base flow. When installed in 2014 FST was equipped with an Allflex RM 310 reader and an Acumen data logger powered by batteries. In September 2018, the site was updated with a 10 foot HDPE antenna, IS1001 reader, and solar panels to provide power to the 12V battery bank.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: FST-2022-157-P-001.json
Date Last File Loaded: 6/21/2022 7:30 AM
Date Last File Opened: 6/6/2022 8:51 AM
Date Last File Closed: 6/16/2022 7:51 AM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.003DA289AE
Last Observation Date: 6/8/2022 5:39 PM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations


Data Steward:

Randy Johnson


Coordinates: 47.996326, -119.646768  |  River Km: 868.001

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 1/11/2021 12:00 AM 12/3/2021 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2020 1/1/2020 12:00 AM 12/18/2020 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags. See event logs for additional operational information.
2019 3/4/2019 12:00 AM 12/31/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2018 3/12/2018 12:00 PM 12/19/2018 3:00 PM Allflex RM310 reader and Acumen data logger were replaced with IS1001 in September
2017 3/23/2017 1:00 PM 6/27/2017 8:15 AM Start and end dates based on File Created and File Closed times.
2016 3/2/2016 10:45 AM 10/3/2016 12:00 PM
2015 2/18/2015 12:00 AM 11/19/2015 12:00 AM
2014 3/14/2014 12:00 AM 11/20/2014 12:00 AM Data lost from October 28-November 11. Several data logger issues during operational period caused data loss.


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:  12/20/2018
End Date:  ----

Equipment History

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Equipment Code Description Start Date End Date

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Event Log Summary

This displays the last 25 events, to see the full history, log in to the Dashboard and go to Interrogation Site > Event Logs.

Event Date Event Type Comments
2/3/2022 9:57:00 AM SiteUp

Site powered up after solar power recharged batteries.

1/19/2022 1:15:00 PM SiteDown

Low voltage at site caused shut down due to minimal solar charging.

10/18/2021 11:26:00 AM General

During site check and download, discovered substantial beaver dam built downstream of the antenna. Possibly limiting adult salmonid navigation. Beaver dam was left as is.

3/1/2021 4:00:00 PM SiteUp Damaged equipment replaced. System is fully operational again.
2/22/2021 2:00:00 PM SiteDown Flood at site. Antenna blown off of T-post, box flooded with water and mud damaging all equipment.
1/11/2021 1:00:00 PM SiteUp Batteries replaced and reader board set back to scan.
12/17/2020 3:00:00 AM SiteDown Reader went to standby due to low current. Shut down until batteries recharge and enough solar energy to sustain operation.
4/1/2019 12:00:00 PM SiteUp Installed new batteries and solar controller. Site operating well.
3/28/2019 1:00:00 AM SiteDown Jobox flooded, resulting in no power getting the the reader.
2/21/2019 2:00:00 PM SiteUp Site activated for the year. Solar is now able to keep up with power demands.
12/19/2018 12:00:00 PM SiteDown Site shut down for winter, solar could no longer meet power requirements.
9/4/2018 7:24:00 AM General Site updated with a 10 foot HDPE antenna, IS1001 reader, and solar panels to provide power to the 12V battery bank.
3/12/2018 12:00:00 PM SiteUp Site activated.
10/3/2016 11:45:00 AM SiteDown Site deactivated.
3/2/2016 10:45:00 AM SiteUp Site install and setup.
11/19/2015 10:00:00 AM SiteDown System shutdown and removal.
3/9/2015 11:00:00 AM General Replace datalogger.
2/18/2015 11:00:00 AM SiteUp Install seasonal Allflex single antenna system.
2/18/2015 11:00:00 AM General System not recording data from 2/18/15-3/9/15.
11/20/2014 3:00:00 PM SiteDown System shutdown and removal.  No data recorded.  Datalogger issue.  
11/3/2014 9:00:00 AM General Data loss from 10/28-11/3.  
8/14/2014 3:16:46 PM General Registered new interrogation site FST.
3/26/2014 9:00:00 AM General Replace acumen datalogger and reset Allflex reader amps.
3/25/2014 9:00:00 AM General No data.  Acumen datalogger issue.
3/14/2014 11:00:00 AM General Install seasonal Allflex single antenna system.  

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