FY 1999 proposal 9081

Additional documents

TitleType
9081 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleImpact of Exotic Fishes and Macrophytes on Juvenile Salmonids
Proposal ID9081
OrganizationU.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Columbia River Research Laboratory (USGS)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameDena Gadomski
Mailing address5501A Cook-Underwood Rd. Cook, WA 98605
Phone / email5095382299 / Dena_Gadomski@usgs.gov
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinLower Mid-Columbia / Lower Mid-Columbia Mainstem
Short descriptionInvestigate habitat use by exotic fishes in littoral areas of the John Day Reservoir, Columbia River (particularly in backwaters), and possible impacts such as predation on juvenile salmonids.
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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

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RPA

Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

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Section 2. Past accomplishments

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Section 3. Relationships to other projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel $82,362
Fringe $24,709
Supplies $6,000
Operating $9,768
Travel $7,200
Indirect $49,415
Subcontractor $0
$179,454
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$179,454
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$179,454
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
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(working on it)

Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: High-flow years may result in limited shoreline sites with adequate aquatic vegetation growth for sampling, requiring an additional year of field work.


Reviews and recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

Recommendation:
Not fundable
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Presentation: This study compliments project 9079 and adds a finer level of detail. It will aid in effective management of exotic fish predation on juvenile salmonids. Monitoring exotic species will help return the Columbia River to a more normal system. This study will provide information on fish community structure in the main channel and backwater areas of John Day pool. It also addresses supporting and rebuilding native species. This project is related to the anadromous fish section of the Council Program. We are investigating juvenile salmon as well as exotic fish and the proposal could have gone into either (resident or anadromous fish) section.

Questions/Answers:

Would the information be used to manage for or against resident fish? Answer: That is a management decision.

It seems as if your focus is on predation ? Answer: Yes, because it is an easy way to monitor interaction and collect community structure information.

Are the non-native exotic species the result of midnight fish managers or the result of past management agency activities? Answer: Non-native species invaded the backwaters of the artificial impoundments and are now dominant. We want to understand the dynamics before manipulating other factors.

How is this predator index different from previous work in John Day pool? Answer: The other work was done on the main channel. This study is a finer scale.

What is surface area of sloughs and backwater areas (Patterson Slough, Plymouth Slough) compared to reservoir? Answer: There is a large backwater area.

Who is looking at the functional relationship of shads? Answer: We have found shad (larvae). They are a major player and the BPA shad project has ended. We have a FY 99 proposal to look at shad.

Screening Criteria: No. This project belongs in the anadromous fish group.

Technical Criteria: No. Project doesn't benefit target species. These waters are low priority for native resident salmonids. Predator indexing has already been done in John Day reservoir.

Programmatic Criteria: No. This is an anadromous fish project. There is a lot of work done in this area. They could compile

The data from that work.


Recommendation:
Do Not Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

See CBFWA Committee Comments
Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

ISRP reviewers commend this as a good proposal for a likely mainstem problem. The proposed work is intended to define the problem, if any, to salmonids from vegetation and fish changes. The proposal has good objectives, tasks and methods and is well linked to previous predation work in channel. Although much talked about, the data this project would collect are not available.