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OKW - Shuttleworth Creek

Status:   Active - Non-Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Okanagan Nation Alliance
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 7/10/2016 12:00 AM

Two 10-foot Pass-through antennas are installed in Shuttleworth Creek, a tributary to the Okanagan River in Canada, immediately upstream of the bridge at Cedar Street. Each antenna is connected to an IS1001, located on shore. The antenna is approximately 500 m from the Okanagan River. The site uses DC power. The site was originally installed with two pass-over antennas and a QuBE controller, but was updated to current configuration in April 2019.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: OKW-2021-195-P-001.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 7/26/2021 2:11 PM
Date Last File Opened: 7/14/2021 11:47 AM
Date Last File Closed: 7/23/2021 9:19 AM
Last Observation Tag: 3BC.00005DB99A
Last Observation Date: 12/3/2020 6:33 AM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations

Contacts

Data Steward:

Skyeler Folks
SFolks@syilx.org
250-707-0095 x302

Location

Coordinates: 49.338172, -119.575719  |  River Km: 858.175.001

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
2020 2/10/2020 12:00 AM 8/21/2020 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags. See event logs for additional operational information.
2019 4/10/2019 12:00 AM 11/27/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2018 3/15/2018 12:00 AM 5/5/2018 12:00 AM Site down May 5 due to damage from flooding.
2017 1/1/2017 12:00 AM 7/17/2017 12:00 AM Site powered down July 17 due to lack of water
2016 7/10/2016 12:00 AM 1/1/2017 12:00 AM

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:  4/10/2019
End Date:  ----

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Equipment History

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Equipment Code Description Start Date End Date

Photos

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
7/5/2021 3:55:00 PM GMC

Maintenance check at Shuttleworth Creek.

A nearby home owner created a pool by building a rock dam across the creek, approximately 5m downstream of pit arrays. Approximately 100 fry were trapped in the pool. A middle section of the pool was removed in order to allow water to flow and fish to move. 

6/28/2021 10:00:00 AM SiteDown
  • Site is currently down, likely due to battery issue.
  • Antenna was not removed as it appeared to be working during the last visit (June 25, 2021)
  • Could not connect via Bluetooth, likely due to faulty batteries. 6 batteries brought to shop for load testing.
  • Site will be up and running ASAP. Both antennas will be checked to ensure they are working. If one antenna is not working, it will be removed.
6/18/2021 1:00:00 PM SiteUp

Actions Taken:

  • Previous Week: Pit Arrays reinstalled, although could not connect to Bluetooth. Damaged antenna was noted (Left Bank – 252). Did not download data
  • Went back to site, successfully connected via Bluetooth. Downloaded data from both antenna after running a test tag through.
  • Damaged antenna 252 did not receive test tag. Intact antenna 249 successfully received test tag

Next Steps:

  • Review data and old files to determine past issues present
  • Remove damaged antenna ASAP and reconfigure working antenna to cover area of stream with most volume (as needed).
  • Replace antenna in future when border opens.
  • Consider reconfiguring setup to flat-plane as removal during freshet is causing missed adult steelhead detections
  • Consider new site with less velocity.
4/22/2021 10:30:00 AM SiteDown Site down, Pulled antennas out due to rising flows causing daily debris jams on the antennas, will re-install when flows drop.
4/14/2021 9:45:00 AM SiteUp Hooked up site to batteries since water has returned to site.
12/8/2020 10:44:00 AM SiteDown Site down, just a trickle of water, will freeze soon
11/26/2020 10:45:00 AM SiteUp Powered site up. There is just a trickle of water in the creek. Has been dry recently.
9/2/2020 2:26:00 PM SiteDown Site down, no water
6/24/2020 11:00:00 AM SiteUp Reinstalled 2 antenna array. The site had been removed due to heavy spring flows.
4/27/2020 9:02:00 AM SiteDown Site down. Heavy debris and flows keep pushing the antenna downstream. Site will be down until water flows subside.
2/10/2020 10:00:00 AM SiteUp Site up. Hooked up batteries as ice levels have dropped and there is a small amount of water flowing.
12/21/2019 9:15:00 AM SiteDown Site down. Batteries swaps will resume in the new year.
9/19/2019 10:38:52 AM SiteUp Site powered up as water has returned
7/29/2019 10:40:00 AM SiteDown Site powered down - this section of the creek has run dry
5/5/2019 9:30:00 AM General Creek bed had scoured out the substrate beneath the PIT Array, leaving the bottom of the array above the surface of the water. I unstrapped the antennas and dug it down deeper into the substrate.
4/10/2019 5:00:00 PM SiteUp Installed temporary pass-through antenna system. 2 antennas standing up which will break away in the centre if high flows or debris are encountered. Site is up and running.
5/5/2018 3:06:00 PM SiteDown System down due to heavy damage from high water (flooding). Out of commisson indefinitely.
3/15/2018 3:06:00 PM SiteUp System Powered Up.
7/17/2017 3:00:00 PM SiteDown Reader turned off due to creek dewatering

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