FY 1999 proposal 199501100

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199501100 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleChief Joseph Kokanee Enhancement Project
Proposal ID199501100
OrganizationColville Confederated Tribes (CCT)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameKirk Truscott
Mailing addressP.O. Box 150 Nespelem, WA 99155
Phone / email5096348845 /
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Columbia / Upper Columbia Mainstem
Short descriptionAssessment of kokanee stock status, strength, genetics, contribution to local resident fishery and entrainment rates out of system.
Target specieskokanee
Project location
LatitudeLongitudeDescription
Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-reported:

RPA

Relevant RPAs based on NMFS/BPA review:

Reviewing agencyAction #BiOp AgencyDescription

Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
Outyear objectives-based budget
ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
Outyear budgets for Planning and Design phase

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

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ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
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ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

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ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
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ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

Task-based budget
ObjectiveTaskDuration in FYsEstimated 1999 costSubcontractor
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ObjectiveStarting FYEnding FYEstimated cost
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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel $106,393
Fringe $29,683
Supplies $18,000
Operating $6,000
Travel $26,044
Indirect $41,706
Subcontractor $362,969
Other $9,205
$600,000
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$600,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$600,000
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
Outyear budget totals

(working on it)

Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: High water years cause trapping problems, flood waters destroy sites and equipment. We have been un-able to monitor outmigration losses through Grand Coulee dam drum gate spill episodes. This creates a large gap in data in high water budget years.


Reviews and recommendations

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

Recommendation:
Fundable
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Presentation: This is a substitution project for the blocked area. Kokanee are unique, indigenous derivative of the sockeye present prior to Grand Coulee Dam. The goal is to enhance a self-sustaining kokanee stock for tribal fishing and recreational use. Hatchery kokanee have been stocked in Lake Roosevelt since the 1940s. Natural kokanee production has been documented in 8 different tributaries. Adult returns to those tributaries have decreased and in some places completely stopped. The San Poil kokanee run is unique from other known kokanee stocks. The objective of this project is to determine the current population status, genetic analysis, and limiting factors (including entrainment) in order to develop enhancement measures. It appears that there is lots of good quality habitat and entrainment is the problem.

Questions/Answers:

What type of enhancement measures might be recommended? Answer: We want to identify what the limiting factors are, where they are, and how to deal with the entrainment issue.

This is a lot of money for biosonics. Do you need monitor every penstock for 4 years? Answer: We are not monitoring every pen stock. We have 11 transducers (mounted on the roof of the turbine intakes) spread over 3 power houses. We must monitor every year because of the high variations in flow. We can't show a trend unless we know. We would like Bonneville, the Corps and the BOR to acknowledge that entrainment is a problem and then try to fix it. They want proof. The number of fish that go through the project is huge.

What about the rate of entrainment, can it be correlated to anything? Answer: It is difficult to correlate it to draft level or flow. High entrainment rates seem to come within weeks of net pen releases.

We have a distinct natural stock and we are stocking millions of hatchery fish on top of them. It is hard to believe that there is no straying or impact. Response: Harvest regulations and weirs minimize the impact. Very few hatchery fish show up at the weirs.

Are you experimenting with light and sound? Answer: Not yet. It is difficult to determining species composition now. This is a deep, wide area and our gill net sampling areas are limited. We do not have good data now.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes. Look at paring down sub-contractors costs.

Programmatic Criteria: Yes


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Lake Roosevelt Hatchery Proposals - Inadequate as a set
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This proposal is for one part of the work to determine the impacts of supplementation and management projects above Chief Joseph on the wild fish. Results of previous activities are not reported and it is hard to follow what is to be done. The production activities should be more closely linked with the two monitoring and evaluation programs.
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:
$1,371,000 $1,371,000 $1,371,000

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website