KRIS Sheepscot Meta Table Report 6/25/2005 11:15:07 AM
This table lists all identified Sheepscot datasets and notes whether or not they have been integrated into KRIS Sheepscot (see Status column). The table includes photographic sets, but not GIS or documents, unless they contain data that will be charted.
If the STAC did not assign a priority to a dataset,
a priority was assigned by SVCA/IFR
L = Low
M = Medium
Internal ID Code H = High
Meta Identifier Type of Data Description Area Contact Organization Status Progress Log
ASC_Efish electrofishing The Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission (ASC) maintains electrofishing data and survey locations in a linked Microsoft Access - ArcGIS database. Data assembled includes those collected by the ASC, NOAA Fisheries, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service crews. The database contains data on individual fish captured on ASC electrofishing trips on the Sheepscot River from 1958 to 2003 with one record for each data trip and salmon captured and records for other fish species captured and abundance or length weight data where available. A total of 678 surveys are contained in the database. The database includes ASC's calculated densities of Atlantic salmon parr and young-of-the-year for 86 surveys. Sheepscot watershed Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission STAC: M Complete. Only small portion of data are shown in charts; however, entire database is contained in a Source Table.
ASC_Habitat habitat typing The ASC maintains a linked Microsoft Access - ArcGIS database of salmon habitat surveys. Data assembled includes those collected by ASC, NMFS and the USFWS Craig Brook Hatchery staff. Level 2 habitat survey data includes measurements of canopy, channel width, pool depths, etc. Sheepscot watershed Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission STAC: M Complete. There are sets of reach summary topics for each sub-basin, including basin-wide.
ASC_Redd redd counts/locations The Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission (ASC) maintains redd count data and redd locations in a linked Microsoft Access - ArcGIS database. Surveys were conducted by the ASC. Sheepscot watershed Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission STAC: H Complete. There are summary topics for the basin-wide sub-basin topics and few topics for mainstem sheepscot sub-basin.
ASC_Rodcatch Rod catch The ASC maintains the rod catch data in the Sheepscot River from the years 1948-1995. Sheepscot watershed Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission STAC: H Complete.
ASC_Temp Water temperature data The ASC maintains a Microsoft Access database of automatic temperature probe data collected by the Sheepscot River Watershed Council, the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission (ASC), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and NOAA Fisheries. The original database also keeps an inventory of loggers used along with individual logger information, but this information is not included in KRIS. Temperature data from Maine Department of Environmental Protection are not part of this dataset. Sheepscot watershed Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission STAC: H. Complete. Not all (but most) data are contained in charts; however, entire database is located in the Source Table.
ASC_Weir Adult salmon weir counts The Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission (ASC) Microsoft Access containing tables of archival data on individual fish captured between 1994 and 1996 with one record for each Atlantic salmon collected in the weir operated by USFWS in Alna, ME on the Sheepscot River. Individual salmon data includes length, weight (only certain years), sex, injuries, tags and marks applied and observed, fin scores, if recap, if scales/genetics/disease samples were taken, disposition, and remarks. Trap tending data includes crew, time, weather, water temp., truck temp., # broodstock, # new salmon, # recaps, # released, # other, # captive brood, counts of other species, and remarks. Sheepscot River in Alna Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission STAC: M. Complete.
ASC_meister_ booklet Various Meister, 1982 booklet has some data table that could be incorporated into KRIS. Sheepscot watershed Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission STAC: Not stated Not included in KRIS Sheepscot V1.0 as data tables, but is a document in bibliographic resources.
ASC_pH pH The ASC took pH data simultaneously at many Maine rivers, including the Sheepscot River and the downeast rivers. We should compare the Sheepscot with the other Maine rivers. Maine salmon rivers Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission STAC: Not stated Complete.
AgCensus Agricultural statistics Agricultural statistics for Kennebec, Lincoln, and Waldo counties for the years 1987, 1992, and 1997. The data are for the entire extent of the each county, not just the pieces that are in the Sheepscot watershed. There are 115 different land use and economic statistics for each county. Additional data, such as pesticide and fertilizer use, is available on the website. Kennebec, Lincoln, Waldo counties U.S. Census of Agriculture STAC: Not stated Complete.
Baum_book Various Baum Atlantic salmon book has some data tables that could be incorporated into KRIS Sheepscot watershed   STAC: Not stated Skip.
Bryant_1956 Historic stream survey, including flow and temperature information This is a 1956 stream survey of the Sheepscot River and tributaries, published by the Atlantic Sea Run Salmon Commission and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Included in KRIS Bibliographic Resources (see below for citation). Survey contains information on water temperature, barriers, habitat types, substrates, fish species present, and more. One topic in KRIS Sheepscot also includes a chart that compares the 1956 data to 1994-2002 data collected in a similar location. Sheepscot watershed Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission STAC: Not stated. Complete.
COMBO_pics Photographs These topics combine pictures from multiple sources. For more information, see the metadata records for other photo tours. Sheepscot watershed Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation District   Complete.
CensusHistoric Agricultural and population statistics Agricultural and population statistics for Kennebec, Lincoln,Knox and Waldo counties for the years 1790-1997. The data are for the entire extent of each county, not just the pieces that are in the Sheepscot watershed. The original dataset spans the entire nation, but just data for the Sheepscot counties are presented in KRIS Sheepscot. Kennebec, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties U.S. Geological Survey   Complete.
Climate Precipitation Temperature Snowfall There is a range of climate data available on Maine State Climate Office website, which were collected by NOAA. Data sets include annual and monthly records of precipitation, temperature, snowfall, and frost information. Sheepscot watershed and surrounding areas Maine State Climate Office STAC: M Complete.
DEP_Bugs Aquatic invertebrates DEP has collected macroinvertebrates for several years in the Sheepscot watershed. Some of the data are available on Internet (see address below) in the report Biomonitoring Retrospective: Fifteen Year Summary for Maine Rivers and Streams. The report consists of different HTML pages for each chapter, so cannot be downloaded all at once. Sheepscot watershed Maine Department of Environmental Protection STAC: H Acquiring. No data could be acquired in time for KRIS Sheepscot V1.0, so only integrated data from report.
DEP_ Stormwater Turbidity, total suspended solids, periphyton, aquatic macroinvertebrates Maine Department of Environmental Protection has measured turbidity, total suspended solids, periphyton, aquatic macroinvertebrates, and other indicators of water quality patterns in stormwater run-off. Sheepscot watershed Maine Department of Environmental Protection STAC: H Complete. Source table created, and some topics were built. Periphyton and aquatic macroinvertebrate data could not be acquired in time for KRIS Sheepscot V1.0.
DEP_Temp Water temperature DEP has collected automated probe water temperature data at several locations in the Sheepscot watershed for the years 2001-2004, as part of its biological monitoring program. Sheepscot watershed Maine Department of Environmental Protection STAC: Not stated Complete.
DMR_Alewives Fish catch and stocking The Maine Department of Marine Resources monitors and regulates catches of alewives in the Sheepscot River watershed. Alewife stocking data covers the years 1983-2003, with some data for Sheepscot Pond dating back to 1943. It is unknown if the 1943-1979 data are complete. Alewife catch data covers the years 1967-2004. All alewife data in KRIS was extracted from a PowerPoint presentation given by Tom Squiers at the Sheepscot River Symposium on October 6, 2004 in Wiscasset, ME Sheepscot watershed Maine Department of Marine Resources STAC: Not stated Complete.
DMR_IFW_ mussel Unknown Maine Department of Marine Resources collects data concerning marine and tidewater resources. Some data contained in the draft report "SHEEPSCOT RIVER WATER QUALITY MONITORING STRATEGIC PLAN" (SHEEPSCOT WQM Plan Draft 1.doc) Sheepscot watershed Maine Dept. of Marine Resources, Inland Fish & Wld STAC: L (skip) Skip
DMR_marine water quality Maine Department of Marine Resources Shellfish Sanitation Program collects data concerning marine and tidewater resources. Some data are contained in the draft report "SHEEPSCOT RIVER WATER QUALITY MONITORING STRATEGIC PLAN". According to the Strategic Plan, data are collected at approximately 45 sites in the estuary extending from Head Tide in Alna to Newagen on Southport Island (east) and Outer Head on Georgetown Island (west) in Sheepscot Bay. Parameters include fecal coliform, temperature, and salinity Sheepscot Bay Maine Department of Marine Resources STAC: L (skip) Skip.
Dudley2002 Trends in Streamflow, River Ice, and Snowpack for Coastal River Basins in Maine During the 20th Examination of trends streamflow, river ice, and snowpack for coastal river basins in Maine over the 20th Century. Date included in KRIS Sheepscot as images, not data tables. Maine Coastal Rivers U.S. Geological Survey STAC: Not stated Complete.
IFW_bkt Electrofishing Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has a Brook Trout Monitoring Project, in which it conducts annual multi-pass electrofishing at seven index sites in the state of Maine to monitor brook trout populations. The data for Alna Stream in the Sheepscot River watershed is included in KRIS. Although the focus of the study is on brook trout, all fish species captured are weighed and measured. Alna Stream Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife STAC: Not stated Complete.
IFW_efish Electrofishing Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife conducted electrofishing surveys at many sites in the Sheepscot River watershed. Most sites are in small creeks. There is a GIS point for every survey conducted. Alna Stream Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife STAC: Not stated Complete. Only small portion of data are shown in charts; however, entire database is contained in a Source Table
IFW_lakesurv Fish species status in lakes Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife maintains a digital database of which species of fish are present in lakes across the state of Maine. Only data for the Sheepscot watershed are included in KRIS. Sheepscot watershed Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife STAC: Not stated Complete. Only 2003 data were available. Additional data may be available if requested.
IFW_stocking Fish stocking Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife maintains a digital database of which species of fish have been stocked into Maine rivers. This will be useful in KRIS for noting introductions of exotic species into the Sheepscot. Maine Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife STAC: H Complete. Only 2003 data were available. Additional data may be available if requested.
KCSWCD_pics Photographs Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation District staff take photos as part of the West Branch Non-Point Source Pollution Reduction Project. Most photos are of riparian and road-related restoration projects and the stream channel under various conditions. Sheepscot watershed Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation District STAC: H Complete.
MBPC_hex water quality pesticide sampling Pesticide monitoring data in surface water samples taken in seven of Maine's salmon-bearing rivers and their tributaries in late September 1997 by the Maine Board of Pesticides Control. Rivers included Dennys, Ducktrap, East Machias, Macmas, Narraguagus, Pleasant, and Sheepscot Rivers. Samples were analyzed for 33 pesticide chemicals and degradation (metabolic breakdown) products. Hexazinone, the only chemical detected, was present in 19 (29.4%) of the 64 samples collected. Data are from Chizmas (1999). Maine salmon rivers Maine Board of Pesticide Control STAC: Not stated Complete.
NOAA_DSMT downstream migrant trapping The NOAA Fisheries operates rotary screw traps to capture downstream migrant Atlantic salmon smolts each spring on the Sheepscot River just below Head Tide dam in Alna. One trap was operated in 2001, and two were operated in 2002. The dam passes water through two chutes, so when only one trap is operating, only half the flow of the river is flowing by the trap. Trap operators attempted to catch the largest number of smolts possible while minimizing the number of shad captured. This was done by adjusting the traps' positioning when large numbers of shad were caught. Sheepscot watershed NOAA Fisheries - Maine Field Station STAC: H Complete.
NOAA_WQ water quality automated probe The NOAA Fisheries maintains a YSI water quality data logger that collects temperature, pH, and conductivity data in the mainstem of the Sheepscot River just above head of tide (river kilometer 10.35). Data collection began May 31, 2001. Equipment specifications: pH meter (first Orion 290A, then YSI XLM 600), pH electrode (first Orion 8256 BN, then YSI XLM 600), and conductivity meter (first Oakton, then YSI XLM 600). Mainstem Sheepscot NOAA Fisheries - Maine Field Station STAC: Not stated. Other: H Complete. 2004 data acquired but could not be incorporated in time for KRIS Sheepscot V1.0.
PEARL_WQ Water quality for lakes The MVLMP collects data all over the state of Maine. Only data for lake in the Sheepscot River watershed were included in the KRIS Sheepscot. Data are available on the PEARL web site. Some is also included in the SHEEPSCOT RIVER WATER QUALITY MONITORING STRATEGIC PLAN. Sheepscot watershed PEARL STAC: H Complete.
Photo_Historic Photographs Melissa Halsted is conducting historical research concerning the Sheepscot River watershed and changes in its condition over time. She will develop the Sheepscot River KRIS projects historical photo content, particularly as it relates to fish, fishing, and Atlantic salmon habitat conditions. Photos are from the 1950 Atlantic salmon habitat survey, Old Time Prints in Wiscasset, and local historical societies. Sheepscot watershed Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation District STAC: H Complete.
Photos_Ice Aerial photographs Maine OIS has aerial photos of much of the State taken to study damage patterns resulting from the 1998 ice storm. J.W. Sewall (in Old Town) has georeferenced some of the photos. Jed Wright notes that the local NRCS office should have copies of the data. Sheepscot watershed Natural Resource Conservation Service STAC: L Skip.
SPO_Landuse Human population and land use Stacy Benjamin from the State Planning Office presented at the Sheepscot River Watershed Symposium in October 2004. Data in KRIS were extracted from her PowerPoint presentation. PowerPoint presentation is available in KRIS bibliographic resources as part of Laser (2004). Sheepscot River Watershed State Planning Office STAC: H Complete.
SVCA_Restore Photos Photographs of restoration projects SVCA works cooperatively with the four soil and water conservation districts in the Sheepscot Valley. Available photos of recent activities on the West Branch and other areas will be captured. Sheepscot watershed Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association STAC: H Complete. Topics are listed under Combo_Picts metaidentifier
SVCA_WQ Water quality Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association has led a volunteer water quality monitoring project in the Sheepscot watershed for over 8 years. Parameters measured include dissolved oxygen, water temperature, salinity, and E. Coli. The quality assurance plan (QAP) was certified by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Sheepscot watershed Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association STAC: H Complete. Most chart created were summaries in basin-wide sub-basin; however, entire database is contained in a Source Table.
SWC_Photos Photographs A Sheepscot Watershed Council employee is currently photographing the Sheepscot River and its watershed as part of a book-writing project. Some photos are aerials Sheepscot watershed Sheepscot Watershed Council STAC: L Skip.
UM_Estuary Seasonal Oceanographic data Data available on the Internet, extracted from a 1996 University of Maine report (see below for citation). Data includes: depth (m), SPM (mg/L), Salinity, Chl a (g/L), Pheopig (g/L), ratio pheo/chl, 284 nm, C:N ratio, g/L C, g/L N, protein (mg/L), NO3+NO2 (uM), NH4 (uM), PO4, Partic P, and fuco (g/L) Sheepscot estuary University of Maine STAC: Not stated Skip.
UNH_topos Historic topographic maps Historical topographic maps. Not in GIS format. Available by quad for many time periods 1860-2000. Data are available on the University of New Hampshire web site. Melissa used some of these in the West Branch Land Use report to show changes over time in the same place, that is all we should use for KRIS. Sheepscot watershed University of New Hampshire STAC: H Complete.
USFWS _Hatchery hatchery planting The US Fish and Wildlife Service maintains a database of Atlantic salmon stocked in Maine from National Fish Hatcheries. Only Sheepscot data are included in KRIS Sheepscot. Data includes strain origin and life-stage stocked. Sheepscot watershed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service STAC: M Complete.
USFWS_ Stickney Weir counts and rod catch From 1956-1959, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service operated a weir below Head Tide Dam on the Sheepscot River to study Atlantic salmon. They trapped, counted, and marked both upstream-migrating adults and downstream-migrating juveniles. Methods, results and discussion of the project are written up in a report by Stickney (1959), and data from that report were included in KRIS Sheepscot. Charts were built in KRIS for adult and juvenile salmon counts at weir. Original document is available in the KRIS bibliographic resources section. Sheepscot watershed Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission STAC: Not stated Complete.
USGS_Flow Streamflow metrics from the U.S. Geological Survey Average daily and annual peak discharge measurements at U.S. Geological Survey streamflow gages. The USGS also recently published a report analyzing changes in flow patterns over time. United States, Sheepscot watershed U.S. Geological Survey STAC: H Complete.
USGS_WQauto Automated water quality Beginning on January 2004, the USGS installed an automated water quality gage at their Sheepscot River flow gaging station. A real-time automatic probe to collect temperature and pH data was recently installed. Provisional data available on the website. Sheepscot watershed U.S. Geological Survey STAC: Not stated Locating. No QAQC'd data are yet available, so this dataset was not be included in KRIS Sheepscot V1.0
USGS_ WQdiscrete water quality data including:water temperature, DO, pH, and Specific Conductance USGS water quality data from discrete samples. Data parameters include chemical, physical, and biological properties of water. United States, Sheepscot watershed U.S. Geological Survey STAC: Not stated Complete.