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Interrogation Site Metadata

RCX - Rattlesnake Creek Flat Plates

Status:   Decommissioned
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
General Operational Period:
Start Date: 8/23/2001 7:44 AM
End Date: 6/2/2007 9:00 AM

This in-stream interrogation system is located on Rattlesnake Creek, in the White Salmon River Basin on the Lower Columbia River above Bonneville Dam.


Data Steward:

Ian Jezorek


Coordinates: 45.797289, -121.482125  |  River Km: 271.012.000

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
2007 1/1/2007 12:00 AM 6/2/2007 9:00 AM Ian Jezorek shut down the site at 2:40pm on Jan. 3, 2007, due to high water and resultant antenna failures. Antennas 1 and 5 were redeployed on 25 January 2007 at about 14:50hrs. The antennas were out of service March 16-19. The RCX site was decomissioned on June 2, 2007.
2006 1/1/2006 12:00 AM 1/1/2007 12:00 AM Antenna 06 was dislodged from its anchors due to high water on December 31, 2005, at 1:00 PM. The signal cable for antenna 04 was disconnected by debris on Jan. 4, 2006. The remaining antennas stopped reading during the morning of Jan. 10. The site was OOS until 12:30 on April 6, 2006, when antennas #1 and #5 were redeployed. Antenna #1 lost power at about 7pm on 12/14/06.
2005 1/1/2005 12:00 AM 1/1/2006 12:00 AM
2004 1/1/2004 12:00 AM 1/1/2005 12:00 AM Antenna #6 ruptured and filled with water on Jan. 28; the antenna was removed from the river and repaired on Feb. 18, but not redeployed until April 7, due to high water.
2003 1/1/2003 12:00 AM 1/1/2004 12:00 AM
2002 1/1/2002 12:00 AM 1/1/2003 12:00 AM Check for outages with Ian Jezorek, USGS.
2001 8/23/2001 7:44 AM 1/1/2002 12:00 AM First year of operation. Dates and times based on first/last reported detections.


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:  10/14/2003
End Date:  6/2/2007

Equipment History

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