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Interrogation Site Metadata

RCS - Rock Creek (WA) at rkm 14

Status:   Active - Non-Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 11/13/2009 11:15 AM

In-stream arrays on Rock Creek (WA) at rkm 14 at the confluence of Rock and Squaw Creeks. Antennas B1 and B2 are in one array in Rock Creek about 30m upstream of the confluence. Antennas B3 and B4 are in Squaw creek about 15m upstream of the confluence. Antennas B5 and B6 are located in Rock Creek about 20m downstream of the confluence.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: RCS-2022-152-P-ALL.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 6/3/2022 12:31 PM
Date Last File Opened: 5/4/2022 1:22 PM
Date Last File Closed: 6/1/2022 12:00 PM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.003D74D424
Last Observation Date: 6/1/2022 3:42 AM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations


Data Steward:

Ian Jezorek


Coordinates: 45.795091, -120.464524  |  River Km: 368.014

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 1/1/2021 12:00 AM 1/1/2022 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2020 1/14/2020 12:00 AM 12/24/2020 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags. See event logs for additional operational information.
2019 3/27/2019 12:00 AM 11/4/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2018 1/1/2018 12:00 AM 4/19/2018 12:00 AM Site deactivated due to low flows June 27 - October 24. Site down December 11-14.
2017 1/1/2017 12:00 AM 1/1/2018 12:00 AM Site deactivated due to low flows June 26 - October 26. Site down February 22 - March 9.
2016 1/1/2016 12:00 AM 1/1/2017 12:00 AM Site deactivated due to low flows May 29 - November 8. Intermittent power issues in January.
2015 1/1/2015 12:00 AM 1/1/2016 12:00 AM Site down January 13-30.Site down February 25 - March 10. Site deactivated due to low flow June 11 - October 20.
2014 1/1/2014 12:00 AM 1/1/2015 12:00 AM Site removed from operation July 11-October 28 due to lack of flow in Rock Creek. Site down December 13-23. Antenna 5 damaged in March high water event.
2013 1/1/2013 12:00 AM 1/1/2014 12:00 AM Site down from June 26-October 23 due to low flows.
2012 1/1/2012 12:00 AM 1/1/2013 12:00 AM High water event disconnected or destroyed all but two antennas on March 30. The remaining two antennas were buried in 12 inches of substrate. On April 4, two more antennas were reconnected. Site was shut down and electronics removed due to no flow and extreme heat from July 5 until October 30.
2011 1/1/2011 12:00 AM 1/1/2012 12:00 AM MUX was down from 1/10/11 at about 14:40 to 1/25/11 at 12:00. Antennas 5 and 6 had been disconnected by flooding on 1/10/11 and were reconnected on 2/3/11 at 16:00. Site down from April 25 - May 26. Site down from June 2 - July 7. Site taken offline from July 28 - October 27 due to no flow.
2010 1/1/2010 12:00 AM 1/1/2011 12:00 AM Activities at the RCS site were suspended on July 26 due to low or no flow during the summer months. The site was reactivated on Sept. 20. The site was offline between Nov. 15-17 due to a power failure.
2009 11/13/2009 11:15 AM 1/1/2010 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:  11/1/2009
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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
12/30/2021 10:37:00 AM SiteDown

RCS was down from 12/27/21 at about 1800 to 12/30 at about 1400 due to snow on the solar panels.



9/28/2021 9:49:00 AM SiteUp

Started operation for the season on 9/28/2021. Creek not quite fully watered up.



7/8/2021 4:23:00 PM SiteDown

RCS operations were suspended for the summer on July 8 2021 due to intermittent flow in creek.


11/16/2020 2:56:53 PM General Started monitoring at RCS for the season on 6 Nov 2020 at around 1300 hrs.
7/5/2020 11:51:02 AM General Antenna 1 at RCS lost power at about 0400 on 1 June 2020 due to tree falling and separating the cable at the splice to the AK Connector. RCS was deactivated for the summer on 2 July 2020 due to intermittent flow. Ian
5/22/2020 3:06:55 PM General No data from 4/3/2020 at 1903hrs to 4/25/2020 at 1200hrs. Not sure why. From 4/25/2020 to 5/22/2020 data is potentially halftime coverage due to malfunctioning switcher. Site visits have been infrequent due to COVID19 restrictions. Switcher was replaced on 5/22/2020. Ian
1/29/2020 1:18:58 PM General RCS has been offline for much of Dec 2019 and through Jan 14, 2020. Solar and battery issues have largely been to blame.
12/3/2019 1:15:45 PM General RCS transceiver has experienced difficulties with power and lithium battery since start on 11/4. No data. Has been reset and tuned. New start data for fall 2019 is 12/2/2019 at around 13:00. Ian
11/5/2019 8:34:44 AM General RCS began operations for the season on 30 October 2019 at 13:00. Antennas 5 and 6 were not connected and operating until 4 November 2019 once some cable maintenance had been done.
7/15/2019 11:42:43 AM General RCS was deactivated for summer due to lack of flow on 1 July 2019. Ian
3/4/2019 8:50:00 AM General RCS operation was intermittent during Jan and Feb due to snow on solar panels causing power loss. Ian
1/31/2019 11:40:22 AM General Power was lost at RCS from about 1600hrs on 11 Dec 2018 to about 1100hrs on 14 Dec 2018. Ian
10/29/2018 3:19:24 PM General RCs was reactivated for fall 2018 on October 24th around 2pm Ian
7/3/2018 9:27:19 AM General RCS was deactivated for summer due to intermittent flow on 27 June 2018 at 10:00am. Ian
10/26/2017 10:12:00 AM General RCS was reactivated for the winter on 26 October 2017. Ian
6/27/2017 8:53:46 AM General RCS went offline for the summer on June 26 2017 due to lowered water level and disconnected habitat. Site will be restarted in the fall. Ian
3/9/2017 2:54:00 PM General RCS power was down from 22 February 2017 to 9 March 2017. Ian
11/22/2016 3:36:07 PM General CORRECTION to previous Event Log entry. RCS was restarted on 11/8/2016. Ian
11/22/2016 3:27:46 PM General RCS was restarted for the year on 28 October 2016 as Rock Creek was watering up. Ian
6/15/2016 9:22:38 AM General RCS was shut down for summer on 29 May 2016 at 14:00hrs. The site will be restarted in the fall when the creek waters up again. Ian
4/1/2016 2:35:05 PM General RCS has been experiencing very high noise for the past week. Prior there had been periods of noise but this entire week was high. Will try to get there and check the site next week. Ian
1/29/2016 9:32:49 AM General Due to poor solar power, RCS was down from 1/19/16 at about 11:00 to 1/21/16 at 12:00. Ian
1/21/2016 4:10:16 PM General RCS was down from 1/21/15 to 1/12/2016. Ian
1/13/2016 10:32:01 AM General RCS was shut down due to bad batteries from 12/21/15 - 1/12/16. Ian
12/9/2015 4:36:31 PM General Power was lost at RCS from 11/21/15 to 12/7/2015

Archived Event Logs