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Interrogation Site Metadata

HLM - Potlatch River near Helmer

Status:   Decommissioned
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 9/9/2009 12:00 PM
End Date: 5/22/2015 12:00 AM

This in-stream site is located near the town of Helmer, on the mainstem Potlatch River at km 66, just below the confluence of the West Fork and East Fork Potlatch rivers. Site is no longer active.


Primary Contact:

Jason Fortier

Data Steward:

Brian Knoth


Coordinates: 46.799006, -116.428412  |  River Km: 522.224.024.066

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
2019 Site did not operate in 2019
2018 Site did not operate.
2017 Site did not operate.
2016 Site did not operate.
2015 1/1/2015 12:00 AM 5/22/2015 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2014 1/1/2014 12:00 AM 1/1/2015 12:00 AM Antenna 1 not operational. Site down may 26-29.
2013 1/1/2013 12:00 AM 1/1/2014 12:00 AM Site down June 23-Setember 25, October 7-8. Two antennas added to configuration October 8.
2012 1/1/2012 12:00 AM 1/1/2013 12:00 AM Site down February 28 - March 19 due to power problems. Site down on March 26 - August 31. Site down October 30 -November 6. Site down December 6-18.
2011 1/1/2011 12:00 AM 1/1/2012 12:00 AM Antenna 4 down between September 8 and October 6. Data lost from September 28-30 and November 16-30.
2010 1/14/2010 2:00 PM 1/1/2011 12:00 AM Site operations at Helmer were suspended between Nov. 2, 2009 and Jan. 14, 2010. There was a power outage between Sept. 2-4. There was an unexpected power outage between Dec. 16-20 due to a loss of propane, possible due to theft.
2009 9/9/2009 12:00 PM 1/1/2010 12:00 AM First year of operation.


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:  10/8/2013
End Date:  5/22/2015

Site Configuration Diagrams:

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
4/20/2015 6:00:00 AM General All operations normal.
4/15/2015 3:37:20 PM General Operations normal.
4/9/2015 8:03:58 AM General All antennas are operational and site is running well. Very few detections lately.
3/10/2015 5:00:00 PM General From January 15th at 2000 hours until February 18th 1700 hours site was down due to unknown tampering of power supply. Great operation since with no detections.
9/16/2014 3:00:00 AM SiteUp Site back up and running with antenna one connected.
6/25/2014 9:00:00 AM SiteDown Array has been shut down for maintenance and no fish movement.
6/17/2014 6:00:00 AM General Operations Normal.
6/4/2014 7:24:00 AM General Site experienced down time from 5/26 1600 until 5/29 1400 as a result of TEG running low on propane.
5/7/2014 9:02:05 AM General Operations normal
4/22/2014 11:33:56 AM General Operations normal.
4/18/2014 9:44:40 AM General Operations normal. Small bump in flows from rain.
4/10/2014 8:46:13 AM General Operations running great. Numerous adult and juvenile detections!!!! Flows still too high to install new antenna cable.
3/20/2014 7:05:32 AM General Operations Normal.
2/24/2014 11:42:07 AM General Operations normal. River iced over, limited fish movement. Still unable to connect antenna 1.
1/8/2014 9:09:48 AM General Operations normal. TEG propane filled 1/2/2014. Antenna 1 still not plugged in due to ice buildup.
12/9/2013 1:33:36 PM General Site operations normal. Site was shut down from 6/23 1332 until 9/25 1244 due to lack of fish movement and for site servicing. Array shut down from 10/7 1513 until 10/8 1133 for antenna installation. Configuration now 6 antennas versus 4.

Archived Event Logs