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Interrogation Site Metadata

WR2 - Wallowa River at rkm 32

Status:   Active - Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Nez Perce Tribe
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 1/1/2019 12:00 AM

WR2 is a tandem array in-stream detection sytem located in the Wallowa River at approximately river km 32 just upstream of Lower Diamond Road bridge near the town of Wallowa, OR. A total of 8 HDPE antennas (2 sets of 4 in parallel) span approximately 21 meters river channel. WR2 was installed on August 2, 2018 and is operated by the Nez Perce Tribe Grand Ronde Supplementation Monitoring and Evaluation Program. The site is powered by a thermal electric generator fueled by a 300 gallon propane tank. Remote communication is provided by satellite phone modem. Data collection started on October 23, 2018.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: WR2-2023-130-P-001.json
Date Last File Loaded: 5/19/2023 2:11 PM
Date Last File Opened: 5/9/2023 11:57 PM
Date Last File Closed: 5/19/2023 7:57 AM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.003DA6C664
Last Observation Date: 5/19/2023 12:45 AM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations


Primary Contact:

Cameron Albee

Data Steward:

Shane Vatland


Coordinates: 45.594466, -117.579223  |  River Km: 522.271.131.032

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 12/23/2022 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 1/1/2019 12:00 AM 12/31/2019 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:  10/15/2022
End Date:  ----

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Equipment History

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
2/16/2023 12:00:00 AM SiteUp

Antennas 1,2,3, and 5 functional on October 15, 2022.  All other antennas were removed due to scouring and damage from high water events in June 2022.  WR2 will be moved in 2023 to a new site when flows allow instream work to be completed likely late summer or fall.  Site is operating continuously without disruption through February 16, 2023.

6/28/2022 2:08:00 PM General

Through highwater, in June, the WR2 interrogation site has had several components stop functioning, likely reducing the site's efficiency. Currently, only antennas 1, 5, and 6 are operational.

3/16/2021 3:27:00 PM General Wallowa River 2 (WR2) PIT array converted to a solar/ TEG hybrid on March 16, 2021. WR2 was turned off during construction approximately 4 hours. WR2 is running continuously without disruption through March 27, 2021.
1/4/2021 5:14:06 PM General WR2 cellular modem stopped functioning in mid-August 2020. WR2 sustained damages to IS1001 reader canbus cables on June 5, 2020. Antennas 3,4,6,7 and 8 stopped functioning on June 5, 2020. Repairs were made November 18, 2020 to antennas 6,7 and 8. Final repairs to antennas 3 and 4 IS1001 readers will be accomplished in early January 2021. WR2 is operating without disruption through January 4, 2021.
6/8/2020 12:00:00 AM General WR2 antennas 2,4,7,8 lost current and are not functioning
6/8/2020 12:00:00 AM General WR2 antennas 3,4,7,8 lost current and are not functioning

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