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Interrogation Site Metadata

UGR - Upper Grande Ronde at rkm 155

Status:   Active - Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Biomark
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 10/18/2012 12:00 AM

In-stream detection system consisting of a single array located in the Grand Ronde River. The array (UGR) is located at river km 522.271.155 (45. 593338, -117.903124) and consists of six 20 foot Biomark flat panel antennas. The array spans the entire river at base flow. UGR is operated by the Integrated Status and Effectiveness Project (ISEMP) cooperators Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries and Quantitative Consultants, Inc. and was installed for continuous monitoring on October 18, 2012. The array includes ISEMP standard site monitoring equipment including: air and water temperature probes, and a water pressure transducer to monitor stream level. Electrical power is provided by a hybrid solar/ thermal electric generator. Remote communication is provided by a satellite phone modem. Data collection started on October 18, 2012.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: UGR-2023-148-P-006.json
Date Last File Loaded: 5/29/2023 2:40 AM
Date Last File Opened: 5/28/2023 9:18 PM
Date Last File Closed: 5/29/2023 12:19 AM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.003D7ACA06
Last Observation Date: 5/28/2023 6:07 PM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations


Primary Contact:

Kyle Meier

Data Steward:

Brett Turley


Coordinates: 45.593520, -117.903379  |  River Km: 522.271.155

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
2022 1/1/2022 12:00 AM 1/1/2023 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
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 1/10/2019 12:00 AM 12/31/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2018 1/1/2018 12:00 AM 12/21/2018 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
2014 1/1/2014 12:00 AM 1/1/2015 12:00 AM
2013 1/1/2013 12:00 AM 1/1/2014 12:00 AM
2012 10/18/2012 12:00 AM 1/1/2013 12:00 AM First year of operations


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:  10/18/2012
End Date:  ----

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Equipment History

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Equipment Code Description Start Date End Date


Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
7/27/2022 3:00:00 PM SiteUp

Site is operating continuously without disruption through 7/27/2022.  Minimal maintenance required.

10/10/2021 12:00:00 AM General

UGR solar batteries were replaced with six new 260 Amp batteries on October 10, 2021.  UGR is operating continuously without disruption through November 2, 2021.

10/9/2019 4:57:00 PM General UGR is operating continuously without disruption through October 9, 2019.
11/19/2018 7:16:00 AM General Grande Ronde River array (UGR) had Campbell Scientific data logger replaced with a new data logger designed by Biomark on November 19, 2018. A new 4G Cloudgate cell modem was also installed to replace the existing 3G cellular modem. UGR site air temperature probe was changed out for a compatible model. UGR is operating continuously without disruption through November 26, 2018.
9/20/2017 2:20:00 PM General Upper Grand Ronde (UGR) antenna A1 stopped functioning during 2017 spring runoff. A1 was replaced with a 20 ft. PVC antenna manufactured by West Fork Environmental. UGR has run continuously without disruption through 9/22/17.
5/9/2017 7:46:00 AM General The optical isolator between the MUX and data logger was replaced at Upper Grand Ronde array (UGR) on May 9, 2017. UGR has run continuously without disruption through 5/10/17.
4/4/2017 7:24:00 AM General Upper Grande Ronde array (UGR) re-established remote communications. A new cellular modem was installed. UGR is running continuously and with out disruption through 4/4/17.
11/16/2016 9:08:00 AM General Upper Grande Ronde Array (UGR) cellular modem seized to function on 8/30/16. ISEMP personnel have made site visits to download data. UGR is functioning and operational without disruption through 11/16/16.
7/26/2016 8:39:00 AM General Antenna A2 lost current and function on November 20, 2015. A2 was replaced with a Biomark 20 ft. PVC antenna on July 26, 2016. A new pressure transcucer/ water temperature probe was installed on the same day.
9/22/2015 1:59:00 PM General Antenna 6 began losing current on 7/13/15 and was replaced on 9/22/15 with a 20 ft. Biomark lite style antenna.
3/20/2015 9:05:00 AM General Re-installed hybrid TEG that was repaired by Global Thermoelectric.  The site was down for approximately 1 hour on 3/20/15 and has run continuously without disruption through 3/23/15.
1/7/2015 9:54:00 AM General UGR array experienced a breakdown with the thermoelectric (TEG) generator on site.  This site has a solar component that was unable to keep batteries charged for normal operation resulting in intermittent data collection in December and the early part of January 2015. Data gaps include:12/12/14 through 12/14/14; 12/15/14 through 12/16/14; 12/17/14 through 12/23/14; 12/23/14 through 12/30/14; 1/02/15 through 1/07/15.  A replacement TEG was installed on 1/07/15.  UGR array has run continuously since without disruption.
9/23/2014 10:44:58 AM General Upper Grande Ronde (UGR) is functioning and operational without disruption through 9/23/14.

Archived Event Logs