KCC - Kaiser Creek, CA, USA

We operate broadband and borehole stations under the network code BK. The Berkeley Digital Seismic Network (BDSN) is a regional network of very broadband and strong motion seismic stations designed to monitor regional seismic activity as well as provide high quality data. The Berkeley borehole stations have borehole geophones or other seismic sensors and may have other geophysical instrumentation.



Station Name KCC
In Operation 1995/12/09 00:00:00 - Present
Latitude
Longitude:
Elevation: 888.1 meters
Instrumentation Broadband

Location

Site is located near Mammoth Pool in Kaiser Creek, California, and is under the auspices of Southern California Edison. This site is operated cooperatively with UC Santa Cruz.

Network

Berkeley Digital Seismic Network (BK)

Geology

Granite

Borehole Conditions

The instruments are sited on a pier in one of the Southern California Edison tunnels for Mammoth Pool. In winters of especially high rain or snowfall, SCE will open the valve in the back of the tunnel to release water from Mammoth Pool. The noise from the flowing water is extremeley high. After a week or two, the valve will be shut and the noise reduced. The valve was opened in 1996 (Feb), 1997 (Jan), 2000 (May).

Station Pictures

Installation of the STS-1s at KCC

Installation of the STS-1s at KCC

View toward Mammoth Pool and KCC

View toward Mammoth Pool and KCC

Table of Seismic Instrumentation

SensorDataloggerSEED ChannelsLocation
BroadbandStreckeisen STS-1/E300 VBB Feedback SeismometerQ330HR-GFEBH?,HH?,LH?,VH?00
AccelerometerKinemetrics FBA ES-T Accel. (4 g max 5 v/g)Q330HR-GFEHN?00
OthersSetra Systems Model 270 BarometerQ330HR-GFELD?EP
AuxiliaryAntennaCurrentQ330HR-GFEVE?00
ClockPhaseQ330HR-GFELC?,VC?00
ClockQualityQ330HR-GFELC?,VC?00
InputVoltageQ330HR-GFEVE?00
SystemCurrentQ330HR-GFEVE?00
SystemTemperatureQ330HR-GFEVK?00
VCOValueQ330HR-GFEVC?00
SystemHumidityQ330HR-GFELI?EP
SystemPressureQ330HR-GFELD?EP
TXCOValueQ330HR-GFELC?EP