FY 1999 proposal 199404700

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Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleLake Pend Oreille Fishery Recovery Project
Proposal ID199404700
OrganizationIdaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameMelo Maiolie
Mailing address2750 Kathleen Ave. Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Phone / email2086833054 / mmaiolie@micron.net
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Columbia / Pend Oreille
Short descriptionEnhances resident fish populations by changing the winter draw down of Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River and researches other possible mechanisms for fish declines including predation and competition.
Target speciesbull trout Kamloops rainbow trout kokanee warm water fish
Project location
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Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

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 $90,000
Fringe $20,000
Supplies $12,000
Operating $20,000
Capital $30,000
Travel $4,000
Indirect $70,000
Subcontractor $115,000
$361,000
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$361,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$361,000
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
Outyear budget totals

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Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Project requires the cooperation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change lake levels each winter. Cooperation has been excellent through the first 2 years of study and is expected to be so during the last year of lake level changes in the winter of 1998-99.


Reviews and recommendations

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

Recommendation:
Fundable if funds available
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Presentation: Lake Pend Oreille is the largest body of water in Idaho and the deepest lake in the county. Cabinet Gorge Dam (Washington Water Power) was built on the inflow and Albeni Falls (Corps) was built on the outflow. Kokanee and bull trout declined after the dams were constructed. The historic kokanee harvest was about 1 million; now it ranges between 100,000 and 200,000 per year. Kokanee are also the main food source for the lake. The Cabinet Gorge kokanee hatchery has operated for 10 years but has not recovered the population. Although it may have stopped the decline, it doesn't provide long-term benefits and is not part of this project. Cabinet Gorge Dam does not have fish passage and kokanee stack up below the dam during the spawning season.

Questions/ Answers:

The third Objective deals with increasing warm water fish populations in the Pend Oreille River. What effect does this have on bull trout? Answer: Bull trout do not frequent the Pend Oreille River.

Objective 5 (milfoil control) is 10% of the budget. This is the biggest stumbling block to the project. Why is milfoil control a ratepayer responsibility? Answer: Milfoil monitoring had to be in place in order for the Corps of Engineers to go ahead with the lake level test. IDFG does not want milfoil to invade the lake and is currently documenting and evaluating it.

Was there a change in the existing species assemblage? Answer: There may have been other species introduced into the lake. Bull trout declined in the 1950's and may not be harvested from Lake Pend Oreille.

What are the outyear projections for this project? Answer: This is a 5-year project – 3 years of high winter lake levels followed by 2 years of low winter lake levels. This may not be long enough to really determine if the lake level test significantly improved kokanee spawning and populations.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: No. The ratepayers are not responsible for milfoil control. Not convinced that spawning habitat is the limiting factor. The project includes studying food web dynamics and mysis shrimp as well as winter higher lake levels

Programmatic Criteria: Yes


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This proposal is clearly written and for needed research. The monitoring methods are well described, especially the food web studies, but the model should be described in greater detail. The project should be for a longer time (e.g., 10 years) to allow better determination of fish population changes (trends) and their possible correlation with lake factors.
REVIEW:
NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review
Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC start of year:FY06 NPCC staff preliminary:FY06 NPCC July draft start of year:
$526,511 $526,511 $526,511

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website