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Interrogation Site Metadata

JOC - Joseph Creek ISA @ km 3

Status:   Active - Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Yakama Nation
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 10/15/2010 12:00 AM

In-stream detection system consisting of a tandem array located in Joseph Creek. In 2019 the array was relocated 450m upstream after being regularly damaged in its former location. The paired array is deployed serially 40m apart, and consists of two 20 ft Biomark HDPE antennas, respectively. JOC is operated by Biomark and the Nez Perce Tribe and was installed for continuous monitoring on October 15, 2010. The array includes site monitoring equipment including air and water temperature probes, and a water pressure transducer to monitor stream level. Electrical power is provided by AC and a battery switcher and remote communication provided by a satellite modem.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: JOC-2022-176-P-00D.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 6/25/2022 5:21 PM
Date Last File Opened: 6/25/2022 11:34 AM
Date Last File Closed: 6/25/2022 3:34 PM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.0077C77472
Last Observation Date: 6/16/2022 9:28 PM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations


Primary Contact:

Kyle Meier

Data Steward:

Brett Turley


Coordinates: 46.030237, -117.016408  |  River Km: 522.271.007.003

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 1/13/2021 12:00 AM 1/1/2022 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2020 1/1/2020 12:00 AM 12/1/2020 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 timer tags.
2017 1/1/2017 12:00 AM 1/1/2018 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2016 1/1/2016 12:00 AM 1/1/2017 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2015 1/1/2015 12:00 AM 1/1/2016 12:00 AM
2014 1/1/2014 12:00 AM 1/1/2015 12:00 AM
2013 1/1/2013 12:00 AM 1/1/2014 12:00 AM
2012 1/1/2012 12:00 AM 1/1/2013 12:00 AM Site shut down from August 24-27 due to wildfire in the area.
2011 1/1/2011 12:00 AM 1/1/2012 12:00 AM
2010 10/15/2010 12:00 AM 1/1/2011 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:  11/2/2019
End Date:  ----

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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
11/2/2021 12:00:00 AM General

JOC is operating continuously without disruption through November 2, 2021.

7/13/2021 1:15:00 PM General

JOC site visit to install new datalogger and ethernet hub.  Antennas and cables in good shape with no maintenance needed.  JOC operating continuously without disruption through July 15, 2021.

1/12/2021 9:05:00 AM SiteUp Joseph Creek array (JOC) sustained damage to a can bus cable supplying power to antennas 1 and 2 when a state manager set fire to a blackberry patch and unknowingly burned the can bus cable on or near November 30, 2020. 270 ft. can bus cable replaced. Antenna 1 IS1001 reader was damaged and replaced. Master Controller was damaged and replaced as well. JOC is running continuously without disruption through January 26, 2021.
10/21/2020 9:54:00 AM General JOC IS1001 reader on antenna 02 started malfunctioning on September 28, 2020. The reader was replaced with a new IS1001 Reader on October 21, 2020. JOC is operating continuously without disruption through October 22, 2020.
7/23/2020 7:38:00 AM General JOC antenna 04 reader was replaced due to intermittent performance in 2020. JOC is operating continuously without disruption through July 27, 2020.
10/10/2018 7:10:00 AM General Joseph Creek Array (JOC) had Campbell Scientific data logger replaced with a new data logger designed by Biomark on October 10, 2018. A new HughsNet satellite modem was also installed to replace the existing Globalstar satellite modem. JOC site air temperature probe was changed out for a compatible model. JOC is operating continuously without disruption through October 21, 2018.
8/15/2018 2:27:00 PM General Joseph Creek array (JOC) Antenna A1 from the sites original configuration was uncovered during spring flows in 2018. It was believed to have been ripped from the substrate during a flood in 2014. This original antenna A1 was removed from Joseph Creek. Antenna A1 from the new configuration that has been in operation since 2014, had an aluminium shield installed on the upstream edge to alleviate antenna deck lid erosion. JOC is operating without disruption through 8/17/18.
8/10/2017 8:04:00 AM General Joseph Creek Array (JOC) antennas A2, A4, and A5 were broken during the 2017 spring run off. All three antennas were replaced with new 20 ft. HDPE antennas. JOC has operated continuously without disruption through 8/15/17.
11/16/2016 9:08:00 AM General Joseph Creek array (JOC) is functioning and operational without disruption through 11/16/16.
3/14/2016 7:35:00 AM SiteUp A severe rainstorm extinguished the thermo-electric generator (TEG) flame on 3/13/16 at 23:30. The TEG was re-started on 3/14/16 and normal operations resumed at 12:00. The site was down for a total of 12.5 hours.
1/28/2016 9:57:00 AM General Joseph Creek Array antenna A1 began losing current on December 1, 2015 due water leaking inside the antenna. Antenna A1 was replaced with a new one on 1/28/16.
12/17/2014 9:54:00 AM SiteUp JOC array ran out of fuel on 12/06/14.  Normal operations started on 12/17/14 at the JOC array and has run continuously without disruption
10/4/2014 9:58:17 AM General JOC event log 9/30/14 falsely stated the new configuration relative to antenna placement.  The new JOC configuration consists of an upstream array; A1, A2, and A3.  The downstream array;A4, A5, and A6.  
9/30/2014 1:28:00 PM General Joseph Creek experienced a flood on March 10, 2014 that ripped out antennas A1 and A2 from the substrate and were never seen again.  Antenna A4 was damaged beyond repair and was replaced 9/29/2014.  JOC had three new 20 ft. antennas added below the old configuration of antenna A3, A4, and A5 to complete a tandem array.  JOC now has a total of six antennas in the new configuration with A1, A2, and A3 being upstream and A3, A4, and A5 being downstream.  The new configuration became fully operational and operating 17:00 September 30, 2014.  JOC antenna tuning was completed 10:00 October 1, 2014.
1/16/2014 1:58:48 PM General Antenna A4 lost current on 11-22-2013 and ceased to function. Antenna A5 lost current on 12-5-2013 and ceased to function. Both antennas were replaced on 1-15-2014 and are functioning.

Archived Event Logs