Below is the Net Up count for the Finn from 2000 to 2011
The River Finn is one of the major Salmon rivers in the Foyle catchment. The counter is situated at Killygordon, Donegal and has been in operation since December 2000.
The Finn site has a 4 channel crump weir spanning the breadth of the river at this location. Each channel is built to a different level with the 2 central channels set at a lower level. The reason for the lower level channels is to enable all migratory species that use this river to get over the weir at lower water levels where channels 1 and 4 can dry out during periods of dry summer weather.
Each channel has sheets of polyethylene panel boards spanning each length with recessed stainless steel strips, 3 across each channel. The electrodes are cabled into the site office and linked into a 2100c logie counter that monitors the subtle resistance changes in the body of water that flows through each channel caused by fish moving up or down, this in turn is recorded by the logie counter that displays the following information:-
Sample Data Set
To confirm the accuracy of the counter we have the camera array in place that is time synchronised with the logie counter to confirm if the logie has recorded an event or a fish moving up or down. An event is usually recorded as E Event, U Up, D Down. U or D is a recorded movement of a fish whereas E is debris that is moving down through the channel.
For a more detailed view of the Loughs Agency counter program and how we handle all data then please read/download the PDF's titled "A Basic overview of the Counter Program" and "Counter Program - Web Ver 1.1"
Site Details - Full Count
|1||Width of River:||27m|
|3||Breadth of Channels/Arrays:||25.5m|
|a. Channel 1||8m|
|b. Channel 2||4.5m|
|c. Channel 3||5.5m|
|d. Channel 4||7.5m|
|4||Electrode Total Length:||82.5m|
|5||Width Not Covered by Array||0|
|6||Operational Start Date||Dec-00|
|8||Camera Coverage||2 – C1 & C4|
|9||Required Salmon Upstream every year||5410 Management Target|
|Date||Net Up Count|
|09 May 2013||221|
When you click on the individual link above, you will be presented with a page giving gauge type icons for specific samples such as temperature and depth. Simply click any of the guages to see more detailed information of that type.