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Interrogation Site Metadata

MCJ - McNary Dam Juvenile

Status:   Active - Operations Unspecified
Site Type: Juvenile Fish Bypass Facility  |  Organization: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
General Operational Period: Seasonally
Start Date: 4/8/1988 5:12 PM

This site monitors the McNary Dam smolt bypass and sampling facility. The site operates seasonally for juvenile outmigration and includes antennas in the full flow bypass flume that is often active before and after the sampling facility each year. McNary was a transportation site until 2013. Separation by Code (SbyC) is available to allow researchers to selectively divert PIT-tagged fish. When transportation was conducted from McNary Dam, SbyC acted on all PIT-tagged fish by default to return them to the river, rather than be collected for transportation with untagged run-of-river fish. Researchers could use SbyC to override that default action and instead allow PIT-tagged fish to be treated like the untagged population.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: MCJ-2022-177-P-006.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 6/26/2022 7:20 AM
Date Last File Opened: 6/26/2022 5:10 AM
Date Last File Closed: 6/26/2022 6:10 AM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.003D30CBBF
Last Observation Date: 6/26/2022 6:10 AM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations

Contacts

Primary Contact:

Don Warf
dlwarf@psmfc.org
509-735-2773

Data Steward:

Nicole Tancreto
ntancreto@psmfc.org
503-595-3141

Location

Coordinates: 45.932293, -119.299900  |  River Km: 470

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
2021 3/26/2021 12:00 AM 11/18/2021 12:00 AM The full flow and JFF watered up March 26. Collection for sampling started April 2 and finished September 30.
2020 2/26/2020 4:00 PM 11/16/2020 8:15 AM Sampling ran from March 1 through September 30.
2019 3/27/2019 9:00 AM 12/16/2019 10:30 AM The full flow and JFF watered up March 27. Collection for every other day sampling ran from 0700 April 4 to 0700 September 30. No sample collected July 4, 6, 8, or 10 due to broken valve. The JFF was dewatered October 14. Full flow was dewatered Devember 17
2018 3/26/2018 8:30 AM 12/17/2018 12:00 AM JFF operated April 2 - December 10.
2017 3/29/2017 12:00 AM 12/18/2017 12:00 AM Full flow watered up March 29. Sampling ran from April 6 - September 30. Full Flow was dewatered December 18.
2016 3/29/2016 12:00 AM 11/29/2016 12:00 AM Smolt monitoring operations ran April 6-September 30.
2015 1/1/2015 12:00 AM 12/16/2015 12:00 AM The JFF watered up in primary bypass on March 30. It switched to secondary bypass and sampling started April 8.Sampling ended September 30 and JFF went into primary bypass. Facility was switched to emergency bypass December 16.
2014 3/28/2014 12:00 AM 11/12/2014 12:00 AM The facility watered up in primary bypass on March 28. Facility switched into secondary bypass on odd numbered days in order to collect fish for sampling. The facility concluded sampling on September 30 and switched to priamry bypass until November 12.
2013 3/26/2013 12:00 AM 11/27/2013 12:00 AM The facility watered up in primary bypass on March 26. Operations alternated between primary and secondary bypass, which allows for collection for sampling, on every other day. Collection for sampling concluded on September 30. McNary went into emergency bypass on November 27 ending PIT tag detection for the season.
2012 3/29/2012 12:00 AM 11/5/2012 12:00 AM Data collection computers shut down and removed March 1-23 to accomodate construction activities required for the outfall relocation project. Watered up in primary bypass on March 29. The JFF went into emergency bypass from April 3-9, when it switched back into primary bypass. The facility went into secondary bypass on April 10. SMP samples being collected on even number days in April and May. The facility went into transport mode on August 17 at 6 am PST. Smolt Monitoring Sampling ended and the JFF was switched into primary bypass at midnight on September 31. The facility went into emergency bypass on November 5. The facility was shut down for the season on December 20.
2011 3/27/2011 10:30 AM 11/18/2011 12:00 AM The Juvenile Fish Facility (JFF) watered up in primary bypass on Mar. 27. The JFF operated in secondary bypass on alternating days from Apr. 6 until July 20, when the facility went into transport mode. The JFF went into primary bypass mode on September 30. The facility was put into emergency bypass on November 18 and will remain out of service until spring 2012.
2010 4/1/2010 12:30 PM 11/22/2010 3:00 PM The McNary Juvenile Fish Facility (JFF) watered up in primary bypass on April 1. However, installation of the extended-length submersible bar screens (ESBSs) was delayed to aid juvenile lamprey passage; salmonid passage through the JFF was volitional until screen installation was completed on April 14. The JFF operated in secondary bypass mode on alternate days between April 6 and July 14, and daily after that until secondary bypass was discontinued on October 1. After Oct. 1, the site operated in primary bypass, but switched to emergency bypass (no PIT tag detection) for about 45 hours on Oct. 26-28. The facility switched to emergency bypass again on Nov. 22, due to extremely cold weather, ending PIT tag detection activities for the year.
2009 3/31/2009 12:00 PM 12/3/2009 12:00 PM The McNary JBS watered up in primary bypass on March 31, 2009. The secondary bypass was activated for sampling on alternating days beginning April 8. McNary began collecting for transportation on July 16. On July 23 McNary switched back into primary bypass due to high water temperatures, and all fish held in the raceways were released back to the river. McNary resumed collection on July 24, but transported the collected fish every day. The facility went to primary bypass on Sept. 30. The facility went to emergency bypass on Dec. 3, ending PIT tag detection activity for the year.
2008 3/31/2008 10:30 AM 11/19/2008 12:00 PM The McNary JBS full-flow watered up into primary bypass beginning at 10:30 AM (PST) on March 31, 2008. A failure of the primary dewatering system required the facility to switch to emergency bypass for about 30 hours on June 30 and July 1, during which no fish passed through the MCJ detection system. McNary began collecting fish on July 16 to transport (by barge) on alternating days, beginning July 17. Transportation ended on Sept. 25, and the facility reverted to primary bypass. The PIT tag detection season ended when the primary bypass pipe was dewatered on Nov. 19.
2007 3/28/2007 9:00 AM 10/19/2007 7:00 PM The McNary juvenile fish bypass watered-up into primary bypass on March 28, 2007. MCJ switched to emergency bypass at 1PM PDT on April 2, back to primary bypass at 10AM PDT on April 6, and began collection for sampling (secondary bypass) at around 4PM on April 6. Between April 6 and August 16, the facility collected fish for sampling every other day. On August 17, the facility began collecting and transporting fish, and operated in secondary collection mode every day until September 14, when the collection season ended and the facility was placed in primary bypass. It remained in this mode until October 19, when a mechanical failure at the primary dewatering screen resulted in a switch to emergency bypass. The facility remained in this mode until the collection channel was dewatered at the end of the year.
2006 3/30/2006 12:00 PM 11/28/2006 12:00 AM The McNary Juvenile Fish Facility (JFF) began operation in emergency bypass on March 21. On March 30 at noon, the facility was switched to primary bypass operation, which routes fish through the main pipe and full flow PIT tag detectors then back to the river. Beginning at 7:00AM (PDT) on April 1, the facility was placed in secondary bypass on alternate days, to collect fish for enumeration and to evaluate condition. The facility switched out of primary bypass on July 6, into secondary bypass and collection for transportation. Transportation (and sampling) activities concluded on September 14, and the facility ran in primary bypass mode until Nov. 28, when freezing weather forced the facility to switch to the emergency bypass exit. No PIT tag detection capabilities exist at the McNary emergency bypass.
2005 3/28/2005 6:00 AM 12/6/2005 12:30 PM The McNary collection channel was watered up on March 28, but flow was not concentrated through the Primary Bypass flume until 1:00PM on March 29, 2005. At 0700 hours April 2 the facility was placed in secondary bypass. The facility cycled between primary and secondary bypass on alternate days between April 2 and June 23. MCN remained in secondary bypass (collection mode) until September 16, when it returned to primary bypass. The primary bypass flume was dewatered at 1230 on December 6.
2004 4/1/2004 4:00 PM 12/14/2004 12:00 PM The McNary JFF began operating in Primary Bypass on April 1, 2004, and switched to Secondary Bypass on April 2. The facility continued to switch between bypass modes on alternating days until June 23, when the facility locked into Secondary Bypass (transporting 100% of non-PIT-tagged fish). Except for brief intervals, the JFF remained in Secondary Bypass until September 19, when it switched back to Primary Bypass mode. The transportation and sampling facilities were dewatered for the season on September 19. PIT tag detection continued on the four coils of the Full Flow (Primary) Bypass until noon on December 14, when the facility switched to Emergency Bypass (through the North end of the powerhouse, away from the JFF) in preparation for the winter maintenance period.
2003 3/31/2003 12:00 PM 10/30/2003 10:00 AM Primary Bypass was activated on March 31. Except for brief intervals, the secondary bypass was also operational between March 31 and September 30. On September 30, the secondary bypass was deactivated; subsequently, all fish were routed directly back to the river (after passing through the full-flow coils, 01-04). On October 30, the primary bypass was disabled and fish were subsequently discharged through the emergency bypass (at the North end of the powerhouse). This route is not monitored for PIT tags.
2002 4/2/2002 2:00 PM 12/11/2002 7:30 AM
2001 4/1/2001 7:00 AM 12/10/2001 8:15 AM
2000 3/31/2000 7:00 AM 11/29/2000 7:00 AM First year of ISO detection.
1999 3/29/1999 12:00 AM 10/11/1999 12:00 AM Early shutdown due to ISO conversion; facility transported fish until December.
1998 3/29/1998 7:00 AM 12/15/1998 7:00 AM
1997 3/17/1997 12:42 PM 12/14/1997 6:56 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1996 3/24/1996 11:53 AM 12/14/1996 5:01 PM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1995 3/27/1995 11:10 AM 12/16/1995 1:01 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1994 4/13/1994 9:54 AM 12/6/1994 12:50 PM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1993 4/14/1993 6:07 PM 10/30/1993 9:47 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1992 3/28/1992 12:56 AM 12/9/1992 5:52 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1991 3/25/1991 2:22 PM 11/17/1991 12:33 PM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1990 4/16/1990 1:29 PM 8/15/1990 3:18 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1989 4/13/1989 9:15 PM 8/9/1989 11:27 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.
1988 4/8/1988 5:12 PM 9/21/1988 7:59 AM The Start_date and End_date values reflect the first and last dates of detection, respectively. The actual interval of operational dates is not known.

Configuration

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:  4/3/2012
End Date:  ----

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Equipment History

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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
6/18/2022 8:31:08 AM ErrorsCleared
5/31/2022 1:21:00 PM GMC

Checked and tuned transceivers.
Cleared M4 alerts.

AC in PIT tag room isn't working. Propped door open and let Bobby know.

 

5/26/2022 7:24:59 AM ErrorsCleared Alarms addressed during site visit.
5/23/2022 12:50:00 PM GMC

Checked and tuned transceivers.
Cleared M4 alerts.

5/3/2022 6:37:12 AM ErrorsCleared Noted.
5/2/2022 1:09:00 PM GMC

Checked and tuned transceivers. Replaced lithium battery on 83.

5/2/2022 7:14:34 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
5/1/2022 9:59:46 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
4/30/2022 9:49:57 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
4/29/2022 7:12:21 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
4/28/2022 8:08:50 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
4/27/2022 8:54:09 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
4/26/2022 7:37:12 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
4/25/2022 8:04:38 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
4/24/2022 6:55:12 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
4/23/2022 7:38:53 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
4/22/2022 7:10:32 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
3/24/2022 7:13:08 AM ErrorsCleared Noted.
3/24/2022 7:12:52 AM ErrorsCleared Noted.
3/23/2022 3:00:00 PM General

Examination of buffered data shows that no detections occurred during the 11 minute gap on 3-23-2022.

3/23/2022 12:47:00 PM GMC

Checked and tuned transceivers. Replaced lithium batteries as needed. Upgraded UPS1 and UPS2 to Lieberts.

 

3/23/2022 7:28:25 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.
3/23/2022 7:27:44 AM ErrorsCleared Re-tune transceiver on next visit.
3/21/2022 4:00:00 PM General

File MCJ-2022-080-X-015 was created from secondary data and completely fills the data gap on 3-21-2022.

3/21/2022 7:11:34 AM ErrorsCleared Replace lithium batteries on next visit.