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Stream flow monitoring station

Bingham Cr. @ Hatchery

Station details

typeTelemetry  satelite dish   
Latitude47° 8' 38.99414"
Longitude-123° 24' 8.986816"
Stream classAA
River mile0.1
Staff leadCasey Clishe
Period of recordSep 2000 - Oct 2008
Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA)
8 stations (active and historical)   show historical 
  id station name type* coop
22D110 Wishkah R. nr Nisson T
22K070 Bingham Cr. @ Hatchery T(h)
22L070 Johns R. @ Western MSH(h)
22M070 Newskah Cr. blw Falls Creek MSH(h)
22P080 E.F. Hoquiam R. nr Nisson MSH(h)
22Q060 E.F. Wishkah R. nr mouth MSH(h)
22R050 M.F. Satsop R. @ mouth MSH(h)
22S050 Decker Cr. @ mouth MSH(h)
*  T–telemetry   SA–stand alone   MSH–manual stage height
h - historical
This station was permanently decommissioned in October 2008.

Station description

Bingham Creek is a tributary to the East Fork Satsop River at river mile 17.5 in Mason County. Draining approximately 35 square miles of commercial forest lands, the headwaters of Bingham Creek emanate from the forested slopes of South Mountain, the southernmost peak of the Olympic mountains. Coho salmon and steelhead spawn and rear in Bingham Creek. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) spawn, rear, and release both coho and steelhead from their hatchery facility located at the confluence of Bingham Creek and the East Fork Satsop River. WDFW also operates a research facility located upstream of the hatchery which monitors adult and juvenile salmon population trends. The Ecology flow monitoring station, established in September 2000, is equipped with a Design Analysis Model 500 data logger and a Design Analysis Model H-310 pressure transducer for recording and measuring stage-height at fifteen minute intervals. The station is also equipped with a staff gage. Recently, a Design Analysis Model H-219 telephone modem has been installed. The modem allows SHU to download the data at regular intervals, typically daily, and post “real-time” data to our webpage. As of March 2002, a total of 9 discrete flow measurements have been conducted at the station. Using the continuous instrument records of water pressure, the stage height(s), and the discrete flows, an accurate relationship between these variables has been established. This relationship, or rating curve, has been used to create a predicted record of stream discharge at fifteen minute intervals since the station was installed. In addition, a water temperature probe incorporated into the H-310 pressure transducer has enabled us to create a continuous thermograph for the site.

Station Photo

Photo of stream from sample site