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Interrogation Site Metadata

MSH - Methow Fish Hatchery Outfall

Status:   Active - Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 4/19/2011 10:10 AM

The interrogation site is installed within the outlet channel of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Methow Hatchery located on the Methow River at Rk 82.3 from the confluence with the Columbia River. The outlet channel is approximately 690 ft. in length with a variable wetted width, between 3ft. to approximately 10ft. All juvenile fish released from Methow Hatchery navigate through the outlet channel to reach the Methow River, and returning adult fish also migrate up the outlet channel and are often collected in a trap structure at the head end of the channel. The detection systems in the channel were installed in series and were initially comprised of three model 2001F-ISO portable PIT tag detection units using 24 X 24 pass-through antennas. The site was operated seasonally (from April to June) in this manner until April 2014 when an additional single antenna was permanently affixed to the trap structure and operated year-round utilizing an IS1001 reader. In August 2015, the temporary antennas were removed and the site has operated with only the single, permanent antenna since that time. The interrogation system monitors juvenile salmonid emigration from the hatchery facility, and detects adult fish approaching or entering the trapping facility.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: MSH-2022-157-P-00.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 6/7/2022 9:30 AM
Date Last File Opened: 5/12/2022 9:16 AM
Date Last File Closed: 6/6/2022 3:07 PM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.003D87A7B1
Last Observation Date: 6/2/2022 4:16 PM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations

Contacts

Primary Contact:

David Grundy
david.grundy@dfw.wa.gov
509-997-0048

Data Steward:

Charles Snow
Charles.Snow@dfw.wa.gov
509-997-0048

Location

Coordinates: 48.476747, -120.204967  |  River Km: 843.085

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 1/1/2021 12:00 AM 12/27/2021 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 1/9/2018 12:00 AM 1/1/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2017 1/1/2017 12:00 AM 12/5/2017 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2016 1/6/2016 12:00 AM 1/1/2017 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2015 1/1/2015 12:00 AM 12/23/2015 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2014 4/2/2014 12:00 AM 1/1/2015 12:00 AM
2013 4/15/2013 12:00 AM 5/8/2013 12:00 PM Antenna 02 was down during the release.
2012 4/19/2012 11:01 AM 6/5/2012 2:45 PM
2011 4/19/2011 10:10 AM 5/2/2011 10:30 AM All three antennas were removed from the outfall channel from April 25-27 due to high flows.

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:  4/2/2014
End Date:  ----

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Equipment History

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
10/2/2015 8:45:00 AM General Interrogation event log for the Methow State Hatchery Release Site (MSH)-2015 SPCH Tag Recovery PIT tag interrogation (Antenna 01- Upper) for the Methow Salmon Hatchery, began on 06-03-2015 at 1700 hrs. Antenna 01 was located approximately 150 meters downstream of the state hatchery adult weir. Antenna 01 was never moved and did not experience any lapse in coverage. A total of 9 files were created, with the last download completed on 10-01-2015 at 0830 hrs, following fifteen days of no PIT tag detections. Antenna (01) and equipment was removed on 10-01-2015. PIT tag interrogation (Antenna 02- Lower) for the Methow Salmon Hatchery, began on 06-03-2015 at 1700 hrs. Antenna 02 was located approximately 5 meters downstream of Antenna 01. Antenna 02 was never moved, and did not experience any lapse in coverage. A total of 8 files were created, with the last download completed on 10-02-2015 at 0920 hrs, following four weeks of no PIT tag detections. Antenna (02) and equipment was removed on 10-02-2015.
6/25/2015 9:39:15 AM General Interrogation event log for the Methow State Hatchery Release Site (MSH)-2015 SPCH Tag Recovery PIT tag interrogation (Antenna 01- Upper) for the Methow Salmon Hatchery, began on 06-03-2015 at 1700 hrs. Antenna 01 was located approximately 150 meters downstream of the state hatchery adult weir. Raw tagging files will continue to be uploaded through August. The transceiver is on and recording PIT tags. PIT tag interrogation (Antenna 02- Lower) for the Methow Salmon Hatchery, began on 06-03-2015 at 1700 hrs. Antenna 02 was located approximately 5 meters downstream of Antenna 01. Raw tagging files will continue to be uploaded through August. The transceiver is on and recording PIT tags.
6/26/2014 11:58:51 AM General Interrogation event log for the Methow State Hatchery Release Site (MSH)-2014 release PIT tag interrogation (Antenna A) for the Methow State Hatchery, began on 04-20-2014 at 1549 hrs. Antenna A was located approximately 150 meters downstream of the state hatchery adult weir. A total of six files were downloaded throughout antenna A’s interrogation period and never experienced any lapse in coverage. The transceiver was turned off and removed from the channel on 4-30-2014 at 1435 hrs.  PIT tag interrogation (Antenna B) began on 04-20-2014 at 1552 hrs. Antenna B was placed in stream, 10 meters downstream of antenna A. A total of six files were downloaded throughout antenna B’s interrogation period and never experienced any lapse in coverage. The transceiver was turned off and removed from the channel on 04-30-2014 at 1558 hrs.  PIT tag interrogation (Antenna C) began on 04-20-2014 at 1542hrs.  Antenna C was placed in stream, 5 meters downstream of antenna B. A total of five files were downloaded, but one file was lost due to transceiver malfunction. The lost file occurred during the 4-24-2014 download at 0319 hrs.  The transceiver was turned off and removed from the channel on 05-01-2014 at 1513 hrs.
5/5/2014 9:00:00 PM General Antenna 02 (B) was reinstalled to monitor the release of juvenile steelhead, and operated until 05/19/2014 10:00. The buffer filled up on the reader and no data was stored between 05/06/2014 23:24 and 05/07/2014 14:48.
4/2/2014 11:45:00 AM SiteUp Antenna 00 was installed at the site and has operated continuously since installation
1/28/2014 7:16:45 AM General Interrogation event log for the Methow State Hatchery Release Site (MSH)-2013 release Detection System (Upstream Antenna, 01) was placed in the outlet approximately 150 meters downstream from the WDFW (Methow Fish Hatchery outlet channel) adult weir and started recording on April 15, 2013 at 9:19 hrs. A total of four files were downloaded. This detection system remained intact and responsibility was transferred to WDFW, to aid WDFW personnel in adult steelhead enumeration. One data file was downloaded; detection system (01) was turned off on May 19, 2013 at 23:15 and removed from the channel on May 20, 2013 at 12:00 hrs. Detection system (Middle Antenna, 02) was placed in the outlet channel 10 meters down from interrogation system (01) but was not found to be functioning. This required the use of only Antenna 01 and Antenna 03 during the release. Detection system (Downstream Antenna, 03) was placed in the channel 5 meters down from interrogation system (02) and started recording on April 15, 2012 at 09:13 hrs. A total of three files were downloaded. Detection system (03) was removed from the channel on April 29, 2013 at 12:27 hrs to be relocated to aid in detection efforts at other sites.
1/22/2014 10:13:22 AM General Interrogation event log for the Methow State Hatchery Release Site (MSH)-2013 release Detection System (Upstream Antenna, 01) was placed in the outlet approximately 150 meters downstream from the WDFW (Methow Fish Hatchery outlet channel) adult weir and started recording on April 15, 2013 at 9:19 hrs. A total of four files were downloaded. This detection system remained intact and responsibility was transferred to WDFW, to aid WDFW personnel in adult steelhead enumeration. No further data files were downloaded; detection system (01) was removed from the channel on May 8, 2013 at 12:00 hrs. Detection system (Middle Antenna, 02) was placed in the outlet channel 10 meters down from interrogation system (01) but was not found to be functioning. This required the use of only Antenna 01 and Antenna 03 during the release. Detection system (Downstream Antenna, 03) was placed in the channel 5 meters down from interrogation system (02) and started recording on April 15, 2012 at 09:13 hrs. A total of three files were downloaded. Detection system (03) was removed from the channel on April 29, 2013 at 12:27 hrs to be relocated to aid in detection efforts at other sites.

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