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Adirondack and Catskill stream-fish survey dataset (ver. 4.0, March 2022)

March 22, 2022

The dataset is composed of two data tables containing information from electrofishing surveys conducted in the Catskill and Adirondack regions. The first data table contains fish collection information and the second data table contains information on the sampled reaches.

First posted September 25, 2018, ver. 1.0
Revised July 2019, ver. 2.0
Revised November 2020, ver. 3.0
Revised March 2022, ver. 4.0

Version 4.0: This version of the dataset has the same structure (two data tables containing the same column headings) as Versions 3.0, 2.0, and 1.0 but includes the addition of data from electrofishing surveys conducted in 2020 at 40 sites in the Adirondack Mountain region and 11 sites in the Catskill Mountain region. All data in Version 3.0 have been retained in Version 4.0 and are unchanged with two exceptions: 1) the species identification of 4 fish captured in Browns Creek on 7/29/14 have been changed from Northern Pearl Dace (Margariscus nachtriebi) to Allegheny Pearl Dace (Margariscus margarita) as a result of subsequent expert assessment of archived specimens, and 2) the USGS Station Number associated with the site ID ‘Windfall’ has been changed from 434813074505701 to 04253660.

Version 3.0: This version of the dataset has the same structure (two data tables containing the same column headings) as Versions 2.0 and 1.0 but includes the addition of data from electrofishing surveys conducted in the upper Neversink River and upper Rondout Creek and their tributaries in the Catskill region during the period 1988-2019. All data in Version 2.0 have been retained in Version 3.0 and are unchanged with two exceptions: 1) the “Year” column in both data tables has been replaced with a “Date” column providing the exact date a survey was conducted, and 2) the USGS Station Number associated with the site ID ‘Slide’ on the West Branch Neversink River has been changed from 420034074253201 to 0143402120. Version 3.0 data are available upon request.

Version 2.0: This version of the dataset has the same structure (two data tables containing the same column headings) as Version 1.0 but includes the addition of data from electrofishing surveys conducted on the Esopus Creek and its tributaries in the Catskill region during the period 2009-2018. All data in Version 1.0 have been retained and are unchanged with the exception of a correction to the USGS Station Number associated with Wheeler Creek. Version 2.0 data are available upon request.

Version 1.0: This version of the dataset contains two tables. One contains fish collection information and has 11 columns and the other contains information on the sampled reaches and has 6 columns. All data in Version 1.0 are contained in Version 2.0. Version 1.0 data are available upon request.