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Interrogation Site Metadata

SWC - Swale Creek Array

Status:   Active - Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Yakama Nation
General Operational Period: Seasonally
Start Date: 1/23/2014 12:00 AM

The Swale Creek PIT tag interrogation array is located in Swale Creek, a tributary to the Klickitat River, Klickitat County, Washington. The PIT tag array is located approximately 100 m upstream from the confluence with the Klickitat River. The site consists of three channel spanning arrays (3 x 2 antenna configuration). Each array spans a width of 12 m. An MTS controller and 6 IS1001 ACN nodes were deployed to interrogate and record data of PIT tagged fish detected by the array. Directions to the site from the Columbia River are as follows. Turn onto Hwy 142 from Hwy 14. Turn right onto Horseshoe Bend Rd. from Hwy 142 at road mile 16.5. Drive a 0.10 miles and turn left on to Wahkiakus Park Rd. Park at the end of the road (approximately 150 m). Site is located approximately 60 m upstream from parking area.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: SWC-2021-292-P-TXT.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 1/20/2022 12:20 PM
Date Last File Opened: 10/19/2021 9:11 AM
Date Last File Closed: 1/4/2022 3:15 PM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.0077C7FF0D
Last Observation Date: 12/25/2021 9:00 PM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations


Primary Contact:

Nicolas Romero

Data Steward:

Mike Babcock


Coordinates: 45.824582, -121.096904  |  River Km: 290.028.001

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 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 7/2/2020 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 1/1/2017 12:00 AM 1/1/2018 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2016 1/1/2016 12:00 AM 1/1/2017 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2015 1/1/2015 12:00 AM 1/1/2016 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2014 1/23/2014 12:00 AM 1/1/2015 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:  1/15/2014
End Date:  ----

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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
10/19/2021 9:26:00 AM SiteUp

Array activated.

7/14/2021 1:40:00 PM SiteDown

Array deactivated. Dry stream channel.

10/14/2020 2:06:00 PM SiteUp

Array activated.

7/1/2020 2:00:00 PM SiteDown Array deactivated due to dry stream channel.
10/15/2019 2:46:00 PM SiteUp Master Controller turned on in preparation for channel activation.
8/5/2019 2:30:00 PM SiteDown Master Controller turned off due to stream being dry.
11/19/2018 12:48:00 PM SiteUp Site activated at the presence of surface water.
6/25/2018 4:42:00 PM SiteDown Site deactivated due to dry channel condition.
3/24/2018 4:58:00 PM SiteUp Power re-established to site.
3/21/2018 9:41:00 AM SiteDown Site down due to loss of power.
12/28/2017 9:00:00 AM SiteUp Master controller put back in scan mode.
12/19/2017 10:00:00 AM SiteDown Master controller accidentally placed in stand-by mode.
10/19/2017 1:58:00 PM SiteUp PIT tag array activated at the presence of channel surface flow.
7/6/2017 4:23:00 PM SiteDown System down due seasonally dry stream channel
6/18/2017 10:48:00 PM SiteUp System down due to power outage
6/16/2017 3:01:00 PM SiteDown System down due to power outage
3/18/2014 9:51:02 AM General Registered new interrogation site SWC in PTAGIS.

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