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Interrogation Site Metadata

HST - Touchet River at Harvey Shaw

Status:   Active - Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 9/1/2015 12:00 AM

HST is a permanent instream PIT tag interrogation site at RKM 50 on the Touchet river. The current site configuration consists of two rows of antennas, with each row spanning the wetted width of the channel during base flows. The site consists 2 rows of antennas. The upper row consists of 2 20-foot HDPE antennas and 1 10-foot HDPE antenna. The lower row consist of 3 20-foot HDPE antennas and 1 10-foot PVC antenna, all are installed in a flat-plate configuration. Each antenna is powered by a Biomark IS1001-MC multiplexing transceiver. The antennas were built and installed by WDFW. The electrical power at the site is provided by the Walla Walla grain growers 110 electrical outlet on site. A cellular modem is installed on site to provide remote communication and allow for automated data collection. The site was updated in October 2020 from its previous configuration that consisted of nine antennas in two rows.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: HST-2023-148-P-006.json
Date Last File Loaded: 5/29/2023 2:40 AM
Date Last File Opened: 5/28/2023 8:52 PM
Date Last File Closed: 5/29/2023 12:00 AM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.003DFFB72A
Last Observation Date: 5/28/2023 11:09 PM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations


Primary Contact:

Lance Ross

Data Steward:

Todd Miller


Coordinates: 46.287439, -118.488939  |  River Km: 509.035.050

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
2022 1/1/2022 12:00 AM 12/30/2022 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2021 1/1/2021 12:00 AM 1/1/2022 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 1/1/2018 12:00 AM 1/1/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on file open and close dates.
2017 1/1/2017 12:00 AM 1/1/2018 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on file open and close dates.
2016 1/1/2016 12:00 AM 1/1/2017 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on file open and close dates.
2015 9/1/2015 12:00 AM 1/1/2016 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on file open and close dates.


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:  10/20/2020
End Date:  ----

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Equipment History

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Equipment Code Description Start Date End Date


Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
7/11/2022 12:00:00 PM General

Disconnected antenna #1 for the summer as it is out of the water.

6/18/2021 11:00:00 AM General

Disabled antenna #1 for the summer. Replaced pods on antennas 2 and 5. Now Antennas 2-7 are working.

5/18/2020 12:00:00 PM SiteUp Site running, antennas 1-5.
5/8/2020 12:00:00 PM SiteDown Site down due to a short in the system.
3/12/2020 3:17:50 PM SiteUp All antennas are operational and running.
2/7/2020 7:12:00 AM SiteDown Site down due to flood waters.
11/18/2019 11:08:51 AM General re-enabled antenna #1 for the season.
6/18/2019 7:27:00 AM General Antenna 4 is up and running, changed from a 10 foot antenna to a 20 foot antenna.
6/4/2019 7:27:00 AM General Antennas 5 and 6 are back up and running. Antenna 1 is disabled for the summer as it is out of the water and will be restarted in the fall.
4/9/2019 7:27:00 AM General Antennas 1 and 6 are down, will fix when flows allow
1/30/2019 7:27:00 AM General Antennas 4 and 5 are down, will fix when flows allow
6/20/2017 1:19:21 PM General • Harvey Shaw Touchet (HST) – Site visit January 3th . Replaced batteries. Site monitored remotely. Antenna #1 broke during high flows, will replace soon. February 14th Antenna # 8 totally shorting out and blowing fuse on the cube and also disconnected 1,6,7 and 8. February 20th continued flood like river discharge has damaged or destroyed most of the site making any repair problematic at this time. June 19th repairs are ongoing and should be completed this summer.
9/14/2015 2:04:05 PM General Registered new interrogation site in PTAGIS: HST - Touchet River at Harvey Shaw

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