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Interrogation Site Metadata

MWC - Maxwell Canal

Status:   Active - Non-Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
General Operational Period: Seasonally
Start Date: 4/8/2007 12:00 AM

Maxwell Canal is located at rkm 24 on the Umatilla River. MWC is operated by USFWS for the Bureau of Reclamation.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: MWC-2021-142-P-HDG.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 1/10/2022 3:11 PM
Date Last File Opened: 5/22/2021 3:00 PM
Date Last File Closed: 7/9/2021 10:00 PM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.003DF04E03
Last Observation Date: 7/9/2021 9:35 PM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations

Contacts

Primary Contact:

Nate Queisser
timothy_queisser@fws.gov
317-966-2074

Data Steward:

Will Simpson
william_simpson@fws.gov
360-604-2500

Location

Coordinates: 45.799487, -119.341847  |  River Km: 465.024

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 5/21/2021 12:00 AM 7/7/2021 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2020 1/1/2020 12:00 AM 2/8/2020 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 5/2/2017 12:00 AM 1/1/2018 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2016 3/24/2016 12:00 AM 10/18/2016 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2015 4/2/2015 12:00 AM 10/21/2015 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2014 3/19/2014 10:00 AM 10/22/2014 12:00 AM Water finished draining from Canal October 9. Equipment shut down October 22.
2013 3/27/2013 12:00 AM 10/4/2013 12:00 AM Site down intermittently from March 27-April 22 due to vandalism. Site down June 14-17 and May 8-9 due to vandalism.
2012 3/21/2012 12:00 AM 10/23/2012 12:00 AM A new antenna was added and operations started on March 21. Diversion into the canal started on April 3. Diversion of the Umatilla River into the canal ended on October 23.
2011 4/5/2011 12:00 AM 10/14/2011 12:00 AM The screen array at Maxwell Canal (coil A1) began operation on the morning of 3/10/2011. The headgate array at Maxwell Canal (coil B1) began operation on the morning of 3/11/2010. Maxwell Canal began diverting water on April 5. Water diversion operations ceased and the canal was drained on October 14. Interrogation site operations ended on October 18.
2010 4/6/2010 12:00 PM 10/25/2010 6:00 AM The diversion of water into Maxwell Canal began on the afternoon of 4/5/2010. Detection activity began on April 6. The diversion of water into Maxwell Canal ended on 10/15/2010. The headgate array and screen array at Maxwell Canal ended operations for the year on 10/25/2010.
2009 4/6/2009 12:00 AM 10/15/2009 12:00 AM The interrogation arrays at the canal headgate (A0) and screen (B0) were operational when the canal began diverting water on 4/6/2009. Water discharge at Maxwell canal ceased on October 2nd 2009. Both PIT arrays (near the headgate and diversion screen) at Maxwell were shut down on October 15th 2009.
2008 4/16/2008 8:00 AM 10/9/2008 6:00 PM Maxwell Canal watered-up on or after April 13, 2008, but PIT tag detection activity did not begin until April 16. The canal was dewatered, and PIT tag detection suspended, for the rest of the year on October 9. Contact William_Simpson@fws.gov for operational details.
2007 4/8/2007 12:00 AM 10/1/2007 12:00 AM First year of operation. Contact USFWS for actual dates of canal operations.

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:  3/27/2013
End Date:  ----

Equipment History

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
9/30/2021 12:00:00 AM SiteDown

Maxwell Canal gauge (MAFO) is down. Maxwell Canal gauge near Hermiston (MAXO) suggests Maxwell Canal stopped diverting water and the last of the remaining diverted water drained from the canal around 10/3/2021. 

4/26/2021 12:00:00 AM SiteUp

Maxwell Canal gauge (MAFO) is down. Maxwell Canal gauge near Hermiston (MAXO) suggests water diversion began on 4/26/2021.  

1/1/2020 12:00:00 AM SiteDown Flooding in February of 2020 greatly damaged Maxwell Canal and all associated PIT tag infrastructure. Some maintenance to the canal was conducted and the canal operated in a non-traditional manner. As a result, movement within the canal was not monitored for 2020.
9/26/2019 1:56:00 PM SiteDown The last remaining about of diverted water exited Maxwell Canal. The canal will not operate again until 2020.
6/25/2019 12:00:00 PM SiteDown High flows in early 2019 broke both of the headgate antennas (Coils A1 and A2). These antennas will not be replaced until 2020.
6/25/2019 12:00:00 PM SiteUp Maxwell Canal began diverting water. Coils B1 and B2 at the screen were operating.
10/8/2018 12:00:00 AM SiteDown Last remaining water drains from Maxwell Canal.
8/3/2018 12:00:00 AM General Batteries replaced, reader working consistently over 24 cycle.
6/14/2018 12:00:00 AM General Between 9pm and 9am daily, and especially between midnight and 6am, the reader often stopped working due to degraded batteries.
5/10/2018 4:04:00 PM General Large degradation in performance of coil B2. Antenna probably leaking.
5/10/2018 12:00:00 AM SiteUp Maxwell Canal begins diverting water.
9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM SiteDown Water stopped being diverted into Maxwell Canal
9/12/2017 12:00:00 AM SiteUp Site working
7/18/2017 12:00:00 AM SiteDown Site down
6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM General Periodical outages at Max headgate due to debris on solar panel exacerbated during Gorge fire. Between 6/27/17 through 7/18/17 the site was down. Last detection at the screen or headgate was on 6/21/2017.
5/11/2017 12:00:00 AM SiteUp Water started being diverted into Maxwell Canal
5/2/2017 11:00:00 AM SiteUp Antenna arrays (A0 & B0) turned on at Maxwell Canal in anticipation of water diversion.
10/17/2016 10:00:00 AM SiteDown PIT arrays on Maxwell Canal (A0 & B0) shut down on 10/17/2016.
10/14/2016 10:00:00 AM SiteDown Maxwell Canal stopped diverting water from the Umatilla River. Water finished draining from Maxwell Canal on 10/14/2016.
4/11/2016 10:00:00 AM SiteUp Maxwell Canal began diverting water from the Umatilla River on 4/11/2016.
3/24/2016 10:00:00 AM SiteUp At approximately 10am on 3/24/2016 MWC headgate and screen (coils A1, A2, B1, B2) were reading tags in anticipation of the start of spring water diversion into Maxwell Canal.
6/1/2015 8:45:00 AM SiteDown Between 6/1/2015 and the morning of 8/26/2015 the MWC headgate site (coils A1 & A2) was down intermittently in the evenings due to battery failure. These outages were variable and would occur nightly sometime between 7pm and 8:30am. On 8/26/2015 12:30 battery problems were fixed and diel operations resumed.
10/9/2014 9:32:00 AM SiteDown Water finished draining from Maxwell Canal on 10/9/2014.  PIT arrays (A0 & B0) shut down on 10/22/14.
4/9/2014 5:00:00 PM SiteUp At 5pm on 4/9/2014 MWC headgate and screen (Coils A1, A2, B1, B2) are reading tags in anticipation of the start of spring water diversion into Maxwell Canal

Archived Event Logs