Short Citation:
Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Elwha Master Datafile - Elwha dam removal neashore monitoring, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30856.

Item Identification

Title: Elwha Master Datafile - Elwha dam removal neashore monitoring
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Removal of two dams on the Elwha River, Washington will help restore natural sediment processes to the coastal environment near the river mouth. We are interested in the responses of fish associated with shallow subtidal and intertidal habitats because they function as spawning and rearing habitat for many fish species including the ecologically important forage fish and federally protected species of Pacific salmon. Since 2006, we have been collecting species composition and size distribution of the intertidal/subtidal fish community in the Eastern and Central Strait of Juan de Fuca. Potential reference site and treatment sites (where sediment changes are expected to occur) were sampled on a monthly basis from April to September using a beach seine. We found over 45 species of fish, mostly juvenile stages, using this portion of the Strait of Juan de Fuca representing two groups- fish occurring in the water column and those living on or near the bottom. The water column species tended to be very abundant and included both migrants (e.g., juvenile salmon) and residents (surf smelt). Although the same species tended to be present each year, they often exhibited dramatic between year variability in abundance. This suggests the importance of using multiple years of data to evaluate changes resulting from dam removal. Treatment and reference areas exhibited some significant differences and we found seasonality in the fish assemblage structure. Our results suggest that some promising bio-indicators of short and long term change in sediment processes are: 1) numbers of species, 2) species diversity, 3) composition and sizes of benthic species, 4) abundance by life history stage of surf smelt, and 5) presence of migratory species like juvenile salmon. We will continue this work following dam removal to track the changes due to dam removal.

For this project, the data was stored in .xls and access files.

Physical Location

Organization: Northwest Fisheries Science Center
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 495418
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3200
URL: NWFSC Home

Distributor

CC ID: 495419
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3200
URL: NWFSC Home

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 495417
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Contact, Metadata
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: (206) 860-3433

Originator

CC ID: 495421
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Fresh, Kurt
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
Email Address: Kurt.Fresh@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-6793

Point of Contact

CC ID: 495420
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC)
Address: 2725 Montlake Boulevard East
Seattle, WA 98112
USA
Email Address: nmfs.nwfsc.metadata@noaa.gov
Phone: 206-860-3200
URL: NWFSC Home

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 495424
W° Bound: -122.3062
E° Bound: -122.3062
N° Bound: 47.6449
S° Bound: 47.6449
Description

Sequim, WA: Elwha Nearshore

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 495423
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2004-03-01

Extent Group 2

Extent Group 2 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 495427
W° Bound: -122.3062
E° Bound: -122.3062
N° Bound: 47.6449
S° Bound: 47.6449
Description

Port Angeles, WA: Elwha Nearshore

Extent Group 2 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 495426
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2004-03-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

At this time, contact the Data Manager for information on obtaining access to this data set. In the near future, the NWFSC will strive to provide all non-sensitive data resources as a web service in order to meet the NOAA Data Access Policy Directive (https://nosc.noaa.gov/EDMC/PD.DA.php).

Data Access Constraints:

NA

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 495440
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_catch_information/data/page/
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Catch Inform
Description:

RESTful web service for: Species and subgroup specific counts for individual beach seine catches.

Distribution 2

CC ID: 495438
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_field_details/data/page/
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Field Detail
Description:

RESTful web service for: Fish-specific information collected in the field.

Distribution 3

CC ID: 495430
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_lab_results/data/page/
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Lab Results
Description:

RESTful web service for: Follow up fish-specific information gathered in the lab.

Distribution 4

CC ID: 495442
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_net_setting_information/data/page/
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Net Setting
Description:

RESTful web service for: Data related to each set of the beach seine net: site, date, time, and environmental characteristics.

Distribution 5

CC ID: 495432
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_of_substrate/data/page/
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring of Substrate
Description:

RESTful web service for: Intended to house observations of lower intertidal substrate properties.

Distribution 6

CC ID: 495434
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites/data/page/
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (RESTf
Description:

RESTful web service for: Information on sampling sites for Strait of Juan de Fuca beach seining.

Distribution 7

CC ID: 495436
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_species/data/page/
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Species (RES
Description:

RESTful web service for: List of species that could be caught in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, used as reference table for catch data.

Distribution 8

CC ID: 495428
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/datasets/dataset/19530
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Master Datafile
Description:

For this project, the data was stored in .xls and access files.

Distribution 9

CC ID: 495439
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_catch_information
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Catch Inform
Description:

Species and subgroup specific counts for individual beach seine catches.

Distribution 10

CC ID: 495437
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_field_details
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Field Detail
Description:

Fish-specific information collected in the field.

Distribution 11

CC ID: 495429
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_lab_results
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Lab Results
Description:

Follow up fish-specific information gathered in the lab.

Distribution 12

CC ID: 495441
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_net_setting_information
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Net Setting
Description:

Data related to each set of the beach seine net: site, date, time, and environmental characteristics.

Distribution 13

CC ID: 495431
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_of_substrate
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring of Substrate
Description:

Intended to house observations of lower intertidal substrate properties.

Distribution 14

CC ID: 495433
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites
Description:

Information on sampling sites for Strait of Juan de Fuca beach seining.

Distribution 15

CC ID: 495435
Download URL: https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_species
Distributor:
File Name: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Species
Description:

List of species that could be caught in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, used as reference table for catch data.

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

These data were collected and processed in accordance with established protocols and best practices under the direction of the projects Principal Investigator. Contact the dataset Data Manager in section 3 for full QA/QC methodology.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 30
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 0 days
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

No Delay

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center facilitates backup and recovery of all data and IT components which are managed by IT Operations through the capture of static (point-in-time) backup data to physical media. Once data is captured to physical media (every 1-3 days), a duplicate is made and routinely (weekly) transported to an offsite archive facility where it is maintained throughout the data's applicable life-cycle.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Data was entered into access/xls files from datasheets. These data were collected and processed in accordance with established protocols and best practices under the direction of the projects Principal Investigator. Contact the dataset Data Manager for full QA/QC methodology.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 30856
Metadata Record Created By: Jeffrey W Cowen
Metadata Record Created: 2016-02-23 16:22+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-04-05
Owner Org: NWFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-04-06