Project
Elwha dam removal neashore monitoring and Salish Sea forage fish assessment
Dataset
Elwha Master Datafile
Dataset Description
Nearshore marine ecosystems (intertidal and shallow subtidal) play a key role in the life cycles of many forage fish and other commercially and ecologically important species, and have undergone extensive human modification including construction of bulkheads along the shore, erection of piers and docks, dredging and filling, removal of riparian vegetation, and pollution. Nearshore regions are also particularly susceptible to climate variability, extreme storm events, and sea level rise. Understanding the dynamics of the primary species utilizing these nearshore systems is critical to understanding the populations that inhabit this dynamic habitat and preserving their various ecosystem functions. Since 2006, we have monitored the species composition and relative abundance of nearshore fish, including salmonids and forage fish in the Central Strait of Juan de Fuca and extending into Puget Sound. Our primary goals are to describe population dynamics of the dominant forage fish species (Pacific herring, Surf smelt, and Pacific sand lance), and to evaluate responses of the nearshore fish community to dam removals on the Elwha River. We are working in the following areas: Elwha River dam removal response: 5 years of monitoring along 30+km of coastline in the Strait of Juan de Fuca prior to dam removal (2006-2011)and 5 years of post-dam removal monitoring through September 2017 (we did not sample in 2009 and 2013). Monthly beach seining April – October used for data collection. We are examining how different species and life stages of forage fish and salmonids respond to changes in nearshore habitat conditions and the effects of sediment changes resulting from dam removal on estuarine and near coastal biota. Forage fish population dynamics: The major focus of forage fish conservation efforts has been on managing fishing pressure to increase numbers. Less attention has been placed on other anthropogenic factors such as habitat loss, yet this has had extensive impacts in nearshore marine (intertidal and shallow subtidal) areas. We have evaluating spatial and temporal variability in the forage fish community associated with nearshore habitats over a 10-year period in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and relating patterns to local and regional factors This data is currently being combined with other datasets throughout Puget Sound and the Salish sea to give insight into possible drivers of recent regional collapses in Herring populations (such as Cherry Point). Findings are also documenting shifts in historical spawning beds, and giving a baseline for genetic work documenting the stock variability and potential threats to these single large or perhaps multiple small populations of Pacific herring Surf smelt and Pacific Sand lance These long-term data sets are the result of collaborative efforts between NOAA and tribal, state, and federal partners. These efforts are critical to understanding the importance of nearshore habitats to ecologically and commercially valuable fish species (including federally listed species) and will help with the development of fisheries management, coastal development, and restoration plans impacting the nearshore marine environment. For this project, the data was stored in .xls and access files.
Data contact
Anna Kagley
InPort Dataset Reference
View complete data set metadata: 30856
Table
Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites
Table description
Information on sampling sites for Strait of Juan de Fuca beach seining.
InPort Entity Reference
View complete entity metadata: 36337
Web Service End Point
https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites/data/page/
Metadata Service End Point
https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parr/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites/metadata/all/
Source URL
https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites
Preferred Citation
Kagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
Site Id (NUMBER)
Auto assigned unique identifier for the named site location.
Site Name (TEXT)
Name of sampling location.
Latitude (NUMBER)
Latitude for geographical location reference (absolute value, all locations in Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington).
Longitude (NUMBER)
Longitude for geographical location reference (absolute value, all locations in Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington).
Region (TEXT)
Project assigned groupings of sites based on geography.
Site Code (TEXT)
Field data sheet site code assignment (project usage only, replaced by full site names in database usage).
Description (TEXT)
Description of site location with point references for field use.
Exposure (TEXT)
Categorical assignment based on beach aspect relative to waves and wind.
Feature Type (TEXT)
Categorical assignment based on geologic morphology.
Substrate Type (TEXT)
Categorical assignment based on grain size of beach substrate.
Vegetation Type (TEXT)
Categorical assignment based on qualitative assessment of dominant vegetative type in the intertidal and shallow subtidal.
Geomorphic Type (TEXT)
Categorical assignment based on a combination of geologic morphology and substrate type.
Site Grouping (TEXT)
Categorical assignment based on geographic location relative to the Elwha River mouth for analysis.
Regional Group (TEXT)
Categorical assignment based on geographic location for analysis, only for sites with consistent sampling.
Record Number (TEXT)
An indication of the total number of records in the data. Added to help indicate how much data should be expected when accessing or downloading, so end users know if they got all the data.
Accessed Date (TEXT)
The date on which this data was accessed or downloaded. Added when data is delivered to record when the data was downloaded.
Source Url (TEXT)
The human interface access point for this data table.
Preferred Citation (TEXT)
The preferred citation for this data table.

Data

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Site IdSite NameLatitudeLongitudeRegionSite CodeDescriptionExposureFeature TypeSubstrate TypeVegetation TypeGeomorphic TypeSite GroupingRegional GroupRecord NumberAccessed DateSource UrlPreferred Citation
1Dungeness outside48.17886-123.119576Dlighthouse, mid-spit W of lighthouse, last piling before mouthpartially exposedbeach_spitgravelnothingbarrier_beachfar_reference-Row 1 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
2Dungeness inside48.15009-123.161516Dfar west site, armpit, old carprotectedembaymentgravelalgaebarrier_beachfar_reference-Row 2 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
3Three crabs48.14345-123.107847Dgreen houseprotectedembaymentsandalgaebluff_beachfar_reference-Row 3 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
4Greys Marsh48.12322-123.073377Dlone tree on old MESA Jamestown site, east end of fenceprotectedembaymentsandeelgrassbarrier_beachfar_reference-Row 4 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
5Ediz Hook48.14111-123.428883EHboat ramp, remediationprotectedembaymentgraveleelgrassbarrier_beachnear_referencePort AngelesRow 5 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
6Angeles Point48.13801-123.526082ELmost NW on Angeles Pt, closer to Dry Creek, just W of Dry Creekpartially exposedfeeder_bluffmixed_coarsealgaebluff_beachimpactedElwhaRow 6 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
7Pipeline48.13511-123.521642ELwest end of pipeline rip-rap, E of dump and Dry Creekpartially exposedfeeder_bluffcobblealgaebluff_beachimpactedElwhaRow 7 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
8Green Point48.11886-123.282614GPon east side of point, pyramidpartially exposedfeeder_bluffsandnothingbluff_beachnear_referenceGreen PointRow 8 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
9Freshwater Bay48.14571-123.640381FWeast side of Bay closest to point, 100 yds more into bayexposedbeach_spitmixed_coarsenothingbarrier_beachimpactedElwhaRow 9 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
10Discovery Bay48.08429-122.921978DBonly sampled in 2006protectedembaymentgravelalgaebarrier_beachnear_reference-Row 10 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
11Ennis Creek48.11478-123.397644ICstarts at east end of fenceline, east almost to rip-rapsemi-protectedbeach_spitsandnothingbarrier_beachnear_referencePort AngelesRow 11 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
12Miller Peninsula48.09822-122.959748MPjust east and west of trailheadpartially exposedfeeder_bluffboulderalgaebluff_beachfar_referenceSequimRow 12 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
13Thompson Lagoon48.09721-122.941198TLold shack and just east of sand flats at sign on beachpartially exposedfeeder_bluffmixed_coarseeelgrassbarrier_beachfar_referenceSequimRow 13 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
14Port Williams48.09749-123.046687PWat boat ramp, S of boat ramp, along bluff at outfallpartially exposedfeeder_bluffgravelalgaebluff_beachfar_referenceSequimRow 14 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
15Travis Spit48.08434-123.023938TSwhere bluff meets spit, driftwood teepeepartially exposedbeach_spitmixed_coarsealgaebarrier_beachfar_referenceSequimRow 15 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
16Restoration48.140432-123.4458053RErestoration site west end ediz hook inside port angeles bayprotectedembaymentmixed_coarsealgaebarrier_beachnear_referencePort AngelesRow 16 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
17Elwha Beach Lake48.148887-123.562374-BLestuarine lakes near Elwha River mouthprotectedembayment-algaebarrier_estuaryimpacted-Row 17 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
18Battelle48.080243-123.045742-BTBattelle near John Wayne Marinasemi-protectedembaymentsandalgaebarrier_beachfar_reference-Row 18 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
19Jamestown48.127875-123.0857597JTJamestownsemi-protectedbeach_spitgravelalgaebarrier_beachfar_reference-Row 19 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
20Dry Creek48.134453-123.5207782DKDry Creek/Pipeline/Angeles Pointpartially exposedfeeder_bluffcobblealgaebluff_beachimpactedElwhaRow 20 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
21Crescent Bay48.164125-123.7059361CBCrescent Baypartially exposedembaymentsandalgaebarrier_beachnear_reference-Row 21 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
22Dungeness48.148981-123.1693526D-semi-protectedembaymentsandalgaebarrier_beachfar_reference-Row 22 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
23Rayonier Mill48.116696-123.404074ECrestoration monitoring site adjacent to Rayonier Mill pier removalsemi-protectedbeach_spitsandnothingbarrier_beachnear_reference-Row 23 of 23Accessed on 2021-10-24 11:36:23https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sitesKagley, Anna; 01/19/2017. NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Elwha Master Datafile: Elwha Dam Removal Neashore Monitoring Sites (https://www.webapps.nwfsc.noaa.gov/apex/parrdata/inventory/tables/table/elwha_dam_removal_neashore_monitoring_sites)
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