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Interrogation Site Metadata

SKA - Skaha Dam Fish Ladder

Status:   Active - Operational
Site Type: Adult Fishway  |  Organization: Okanagan Nation Alliance
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 5/12/2015 12:00 AM

Skaha Dam is a non power generating facility that forms part of the water management system in the BC Okanagan Valley. Skaha Dam is located within the community of Okanagan Falls at the south end of Skaha Lake, BC along the Okanagan River. The fishway is a small weir-pool fishway at the western edge of the dam. Two (2) IS1001 swim through antennas are located on fish jump 2 (downstream) and 5 (upstream).

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: SKA-2022-176-P-00D.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 6/25/2022 7:30 PM
Date Last File Opened: 6/25/2022 3:12 PM
Date Last File Closed: 6/25/2022 6:12 PM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.003D3AB7ED
Last Observation Date: 6/19/2022 9:01 AM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations


Primary Contact:

Brett Turley

Data Steward:

Carley Simpson


Coordinates: 49.344607, -119.580389  |  River Km: 858.177

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 1/1/2020 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 1/1/2018 12:00 AM 1/1/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2017 3/24/2017 12:00 AM 1/1/2018 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2016 1/1/2016 12:00 AM 11/19/2016 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2015 5/12/2015 12:00 AM 1/1/2016 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.


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:  5/12/2015
End Date:  ----

Equipment History

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Equipment Code Description Start Date End Date

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
7/19/2021 1:19:00 PM SiteUp

Site was down. Unplugged and replugged connections in the IOS1000's. Site now running. 

Visually inspected cabling on upstream array, from afar; appears to be connected properly. 

6/12/2018 11:00:00 AM SiteUp Site back up.
6/12/2018 10:59:00 AM General Swapped reader IDs, so reader 1 is connected to the upstream array. Reader 2 is connected to the downstream array. (same as what was said March 2017????)
6/12/2018 9:00:00 AM SiteDown Site down for maintenance.
5/29/2018 3:00:00 PM SiteUp Site was powered up after completion of repair. Downstream antenna installed. Site should be functional now.
5/29/2018 9:10:00 AM SiteDown Site was powered down for maintenance.
3/24/2017 3:20:20 PM General Swapped Reader IDs, so now 01 is the upstream reader/antenna and 02 is the downstream reader/antenna.
5/12/2015 9:53:00 AM SiteUp Site became fully operational

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