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File Format for the Clifton Court Forebay Predator Catch-per-unit-effort Study

1.  List of file names or naming convention(s):

         ccf1991a.dat  1991 physical/chemical data     
         ccf1991b.dat  1991 catch rate by predator species 
         ccf1991c.dat  1991 species data     
         ccf1992a.dat  1992 physical/chemical data         
         ccf1992b.dat  1992 catch rate by predator species   
         ccf1992c.dat  1992 species data 
         ccf1993a.dat  1993 physical/chemical data         
         ccf1993b.dat  1993 catch rate by predator species    
         ccf1993c.dat  1993 species data
         ccf1994a.dat  1994 physical/chemical data         
         ccf1994b.dat  1994 catch rate by predator species    
         ccf1994c.dat  1994 species data

2.  Date of last update: 01/95  

3.  Size of file in bytes: 
         ccf1991a=16,370; ccf1991b=57,639; ccf1991c=88,225;
         ccf1992a=12,407; ccf1992b=34,168; ccf1992c=101,232;
         ccf1993a=9,389;  ccf1993b=20,271; ccf1993c=67,486;
         ccf1994a=10,094; ccf1994b=27,315; ccf1994c=57,505.
         
4.  Width of file:                          
         
         
5.  Structure of each file:
         a) number of variables:
         ccf1991a=10; ccf1991b=25; ccf1991c=15; ccf1992a=10;
         ccf1992b=25; ccf1992c=15; ccf1993a=10; ccf1993b=25;
         ccf1993c=15; ccf1994a=10; ccf1994b=25; ccf1994c=15.
         
         b) number of records:
         ccf1991a=462;  ccf1991b=735;  ccf1991c=1802; ccf1992a=350;
         ccf1992b=447;  ccf1992c=2065; ccf1993a=266;  ccf1993b=263;
         ccf1993c=1385; ccf1994a=277;  ccf1994b=335;  ccf1994c=1177.
         
5.  Structure of each ccfYYYYa file:
c)  Variable names, variable format and variable length:
    ccf1991a, ccf1992a, ccf1993a, ccf1994a

1)  RKI                  River Kilometer Index
                                      Column  characters wide.
2)  Station              1=radial gates, 2=outlet channel,
                         3=southeast, 4=southwest,
                         5=northwest, 6=northeast.
                                      Column 1 character wide.
3)  Date                 Year, month, day.
                                      Column 8 characters wide.
4)  Time                 N/A
5)  Depth                N/A
6)  Radial gate status   1=open, 0=closed.
                                      Column 1 character wide.
7)  Gear                 Gear used: 1=gill net, 2=hook and line.
                                      Column 1 character wide.    
8)  Temperature          Water temperature in degrees Fahrenheit.
                                      Column 3 character wide
9)  Secchi               Turbidity readings in centimeters
                         (cm) using a secchi disc.
                                      Column 4 characters wide.
10)  EC                  Electrical conductivity.
                                      Column 3 characters wide.

5.  Structure of each ccfYYYYb file:
c) Variable names, variable format and variable length:
   ccf1991b, ccf1992b, ccf1993b, ccf1994b

1)  RKI                  River Kilometer Index
                                      Column 2 characters wide.
2)  Station              1=radial gates, 2=outlet channel,
                         3=southeast, 4=southwest,
                         5=northwest, 6=northeast.
                                      Column 1 character wide.
3)  Date                 Year, month, day.
                                      Column 8 characters wide.
4)  Time                 N/A
5)  Depth                N/A
6)  Radial gate status   1=open, 0=closed.
                                      Column 1 character wide.
7)  Gear                 Gear used: 1=gill net, 2=hook and line.
                                      Column 1 character wide.    
8)  Set number           Sample number at each location.
                                      Column 1 character wide.
9)  Hour begin           Sample start time; hour.
                                      Column 2 characters wide.
10) Minute begin         Sample start time; minutes.     
                                      Column 2 characters wide.
11) Hour end             Sample end time; hour.
                                      Column 2 characters wide.
12) Minute end           Sample end time; minutes.  
                                      Column 2 characters wide.
13) Elapsed time         Time sampled.
                                      Column 7 characters wide.
14) All fish caught      Total number of fish caught.
                                      Column 3 characters wide.
15) Striped bass         Total number of striped bass caught.
                                      Column 3 characters wide.
16) Steelhead            Total number of steelhead caught.
                                      Column 2 characters wide.
17) White catfish        Total number of white catfish caught.
                                      Column 2 characters wide.
18) Channel catfish      Total number of channel catfish caught.
                                      Column 2 characters wide.
19) Largemouth bass      Total number of channel catfish caught.
                                      Column 2 characters wide.
20) # of all fish per hour      Catch rate of all fish.
                                      Column 6 characters wide.
21) # striped bass per hour     Catch rate of striped bass.
                                      Column 6 characters wide.
22) # steelhead per hour        Catch rate of steelhead.
                                      Column 6 characters wide.
23) # white catfish per hour    Catch rate of white catfish.
                                      Column 6 characters wide.
24) # channel catfish per hour  Catch rate of channel catfish.
                                      Column 6 characters wide.
25) # largemouth bass per hour  Catch rate of largemouth bass.
                                      Column 6 characters wide.

5.  Structure of each ccfYYYYc file:
c) Variable names, variable format and variable length:
   ccf1991c, ccf1992c, ccf1993c, ccf1994c

1)  RKI                  River Kilometer Index
                                      Column 2 characters wide.
2)  Station              1=radial gates, 2=outlet channel, 3=southeast,
                         4=southwest, 5=northwest, 6=northeast.
                                      Column 1 character wide.
3)  Date                      Year, month, day.
                                      Column 8 characters wide.
4)  Time                 N/A
5)  Depth                N/A
6)  Radial gate status   1=open, 0=closed.
                                      Column 1 character wide.
7)  Gear                 Gear used: 1=gill net, 2=hook and line.
                                      Column 1 character wide.    
8)  Set number           Sample number at each location.
                                      Column 1 character wide.
9)  Anglers              Number of anglers.
                                      Column 1 character wide.
10) Tag #                Peterson disc tag #  attached to
                         predator sized striped bass.
                                      Column 6 characters wide.
11) Species              Species code of fish caught. See
                         Fish Facilities Species Codes list.
                                      Column 2 characters wide.
12) Fork length          Forklength of fish in millimeters (mm).
                                      Column 4 characters wide.
13) Condition            Condition of striped bass after
                         tagging.  1=swimming, 2=floating.
                                      Column 1 character wide. 
14) Sex                  Sex of striped bass, if able to determine. 
                                      Column 1 character wide.
15) Recapture number     The Peterson disc number of recaptured striped bass.
                                      Column 6 characters wide.