Zebra Mussel Distribution in New York State (Shapefile : 2001)


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Caribbean Science Center
Publication_Date: 200112
Title: Zebra Mussel Distribution in New York State (Shapefile : 2001)
Edition: 2.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Gainesville, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Caribbean Science Center
Online_Linkage: http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=7326
Description:
Abstract: A small mollusk called the zebra mussel has been steadily invading America's rivers and lakes. Zebra mussels colonize water intake pipes and severely restrict the water flow. This has cost billions of dollars of damage to municipal and private facilities that rely on fresh water. This map layer shows the locations of confirmed zebra mussel sightings in the United States from 1988 to 1998. The sighting reports came from a variety of federal, State, and municipal agencies, public utilities, universities, engineering and private consultant firms, and businesses. The concern caused by the explosive spread of the zebra mussel, (Dreissena polymorpha), within the United States resulted in passage of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990. The impact of this biofouling pest on the economy and ecological processes in the U.S. and Canada has required prompt action on a large scale to prevent further infestations and minimize ecological degradation. This data set is a compilation of reports of confirmed zebra mussel sightings in the United States from 1988 to the present. It provides geographical and historical information to show distribution over time. The reports came from a variety of federal, State, and municipal agencies, public utilities, universities, engineering and private consultant firms. The locations of confirmed sightings were registered at 1:100,000-scale on EPA Reach File Version 3.0 and are maintained as an Arc/INFO export file. This is a revised version of the June, 2000 data set.
Purpose: The data is an essential part of the Department of the Interior's Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Species Program. The data was compiled for use by resource managers to make them aware of zebra mussel occurrences so that they may help to control or prevent the spread of zebra mussels. These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.
Supplemental_Information: The original of this data set was published for and presented at the Third International Zebra Mussel Conference, held February 23-26, 1993 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. That data set was compiled by the Electric Power Research Institute of Palo Alto, CA, and published in June, 1993, as "A Geographic Information System (GIS) for Tracking Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha)in the United States". The current data set builds on that original work. Additional information about zebra mussels can be found at: <http://www.nationalatlas.gov/dynamic/dyn_zm.html>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1988
Ending_Date: 2001
Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -97.00
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.00
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.00
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.00
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Freshwater
Theme_Keyword: Invasive species
Theme_Keyword: Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Species Program
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Theme_Keyword: Zebra mussels
Theme_Keyword: Geological Survey (U.S.)
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Place_Keyword: New York (State)
Place_Keyword: Ontario, Lake (N.Y. and Ont.)
Place_Keyword: Erie, Lake.
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: Mason, W.T., R.A. Mattson, and J.H. Epler. 1994. Benthic invertebrates and allied macrofauna in the Suwannee River and estuary ecosystem, Florida. Florida Scientist No. 4, pages 141-160.
Stratum_Keyword: epibenthos
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None. Acknowledgment of the National Atlas of the United States of America and (or) the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Amy Benson
Contact_Position: Fishery Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Florida Caribbean Science Center, 7920 NW 71st Street
City: Gainesville
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32653
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 352-378-8181 x306
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 352-378-4956
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amy_benson@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 8AM-4PM

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: All reports in the data base on zebra mussel locations were confirmed as being zebra mussels.
Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment:
Attribute_Accuracy_Value: 99%, 1% Error
Attribute_Accuracy_Explanation: A zebra mussel location was included in the data base if it was confirmed by a trained biologist or by someone who had received training to be able to identify zebra mussels.
Logical_Consistency_Report: No tests for logical consistency have been performed on this data set.
Completeness_Report: This data base is by no means an all inclusive listing of zebra mussel locations. But it is a fair and accurate representation of their distribution in North America.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Zebra mussel sightings were reported with varying levels of accuracy. Some of the reports were as latitude-longitude coordinates, some as river miles, and others as just a lake, beach, harbor, or a water body and nearest town name. The locations were digitized as a single point in the reported water body at the place nearest to the town. If no specific location was reported in a lake, the point was digitized in the middle. These were all small lakes; the Great Lakes had specific locations associated with them. Each zebra mussel sighting location was checked by manual comparison of the on-screen point with hard copy maps.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Sources for these data are numerous. They include federal, State, and municipal governments; engineering and environmental firms; universities; industries; and public utility companies.
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Zebra Mussel reports
Other_Citation_Details: The sources for these data are too numerous to list here. However, detailed information on each zebra mussel sighting is available from the Florida Caribbean Science Center at the address listed in the contact information.
Type_of_Source_Media: variable
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1988
Ending_Date: 2001
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ZMR
Source_Contribution: Locations of zebra mussel sightings
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Caribbean Science Center
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: Zebra Mussel locations
Type_of_Source_Media: electronic mail
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1988
Ending_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ZML
Source_Contribution: Zebra mussel locations
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 199910
Title: Zebra Mussel Distribution in North America
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1988
Ending_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-ZML99
Source_Contribution: Zebra mussel locations
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200006
Title: Zebra Mussel Distribution in North America
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1988
Ending_Date: 2000
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-ZML00
Source_Contribution: Zebra mussel locations
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 19990326
Title: Hydrography Features of the United States
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1995
Ending_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-HYDRO
Source_Contribution: spatial information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1998
Title: County Boundaries of the United States
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-CNTY
Source_Contribution: spatial information
Process_Step:
Process_Description: After receiving a report of a confirmed zebra mussel sighting, the location was found on a paper map. The scale of that map varied; we used the finest resolution available. The point was then digitized on- screen using Arc/INFO's arcedit feature, and was referenced to EPA Reach File Version 3.0 1:100,000-scale data (Arc/INFO coverages in Albers Equal Area Projection).
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ZMR
Process_Date: 1999
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ZML
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Amy Benson
Contact_Position: Fishery Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: Florida Caribbean Science Center, 7920 NW 71st Street
City: Gainesville
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32653
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 352-378-8181 x306
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 352-378-4956
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amy_benson@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 8AM-4PM
Process_Step:
Process_Description: The National Atlas received the data file from the Florida Caribbean Science Center in Arc/INFO export format, and it was read into Arc/INFO and converted to Geographic coordinates. The file was compared to the Streams and Waterbodies data layer, and several points were adjusted to fall on water features rather than on land. The data set was converted to shapefile format.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-HYDRO
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ZML
Process_Date: 1999
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-ZML99
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Additional points were appended to the data set. Points were compared to the Streams and Waterbodies data layer, and several points were adjusted to fall on water features rather than on land. Also, the file was compared to the County Boundaries layer to verify the county and State where zebra mussels were located.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ZMR
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-HYDRO
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-CNTY
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-ZML99
Process_Date: 2000
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-ZML00
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Additional points were appended to the data set. Points were compared to the Streams and Waterbodies data layer, and several points were adjusted to fall on water features rather than on land. Also, the file was compared to the County Boundaries layer; several points were adjusted to fall in the correct county and State as listed in their location descriptions. Attribute items that had specified the age classification and substrate to which the specimen was attached were dropped.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ZMR
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-HYDRO
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-CNTY
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Atlas-ZML00
Process_Date: 2001

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 2306

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Zebra mussel location (described by Zmusslx020.dbf)
Entity_Type_Definition: The location where a zebra mussel has been sighted
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: The representation of the entity in the data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Point
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 0-dimensional element
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI GIS software
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Area
Attribute_Definition: The size of the shape in coverage units
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 0.000
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Perimeter
Attribute_Definition: The perimeter of the shape in coverage units
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 0.000
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Zmusslx020
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2306
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Y
Attribute_Definition: The year of the zebra mussel sighting
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1988
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: St
Attribute_Definition: The 2-letter FIPS code for the State in which the zebra mussel sighting falls, or a three-letter abbreviation for the Canadian province in which the sighting falls
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas, FIPS PUB 5-2.
Codeset_Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ONT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Province of Ontario, Canada.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: QUE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Province of Quebec, Canada.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Co
Attribute_Definition: The name of the county where the zebra mussel sighting falls. For sightings in Canada, this field may contain the county name or may be blank.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS PUB 6-4.
Codeset_Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: unknown
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The sighting falls outside the United States.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS
Attribute_Definition: The State and county FIPS code from the TIGER/Line Precensus files, for the location where the zebra mussel sighting falls.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS PUB 6-4.
Codeset_Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <blank>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The sighting falls outside the United States.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Locality
Attribute_Definition: The specific location of the zebra mussel sighting.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: There is no predefined set of valid location descriptions.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann_ref@cornell.edu
Distribution_Liability: Cornell University provides these geographic data "as is." Cornell University makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Cornell University further makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at Cornell University, no warranty is made by Cornell University regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data. These data are not constituted legal documents and are not intended to be used as such.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20011217
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050427
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Amy Benson
Contact_Position: Fishery Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Florida Caribbean Science Center, 7920 NW 71st Street
City: Gainesville
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32653
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 352-378-8181 x306
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 352-378-4956
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amy_benson@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 8AM-4PM
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None