FY 1999 proposal 199502500

Additional documents

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199502500 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleFlathead River Instream Flow Project
Proposal ID199502500
OrganizationMontana Fish, Wildlife and Parks - Subcontract (MFWP)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameBrian Marotz And Contractor (To Be Selected)
Mailing address490 N. Meridian Rd. Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone / email4067514546 / marotz@digisys.net
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Columbia / Flathead
Short descriptionConduct IFIM study on Flathead River from South Fork confluence to Flathead Lake. Determine effects of flow fluctuations on fish habitat, predator prey interactions, sediment deposition and fish migrations. Link river model to reservoir model (HRMOD).
Target speciesbull trout (proposed ESA listing), Naturally spawning fish without targeted artificial enhancement, contributes to rebuilding weak but recoverable native population. mountain whitefish Naturally spawning fish without targeted artificial enhancement. rainbow trout Artificial production for fisheries enhancement in offsite areas, naturally spawning fish without targeted artificial enhancement. westslope cutthroat trout Natural production assisted by experimental imprint planting to initiate wild runs, naturally spawning fish without targeted artificial enhancement, contributes to rebuilding weak but recoverable native population.
Project location
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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

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Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

Project IDTitleDescription
9401000 Excessive Drawdown Mitigation - Hungry Horse Reservoir Compiles microhabitat and fisheries data to complement and extend this IFIM project which completes the physical model framework
9101901 Hungry Horse Fisheries Mitigation - Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Shares experience from similar project completed in the lower Flathead River
9101903 Hungry Horse Mitigation - Habitat Improvements Runs array of thermal sensors in Flathead River, shares data and occationally personnel.
9608701 Flathead Focus Watershed Watershed Coordination
8346700 Libby Reservoir Mitigation Shares experience from completed IFIM project on the Kootenai River
8346500 Libby and Hungry Horse Modeling Technical Analysis Links IFIM model resulting from this project to the existing reservoir model (HRMOD)

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
Subcontractor This project will be entirely subcontracted directly by BPA $100,000
$100,000
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$100,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$100,000
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: This project was scheduled to begin in FY97 and run for three years. However, the project could not be launched until 1998 and was deferred until FY98. A draft RFP was submitted to BPA so that solicitation of proposals can be initiated in spring 1998.


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 three-year project that has ranked high enough for funding twice but has been deferred. The budget will cover all the necessary sampling to complete the physical parts of the IFIM. The Libby Technical Analysis (project 8346500) will do the modeling. This project is similar to what was completed on the Kootenai River; will look at ramping rates for flow fluctuation; increase the resolution of the thermal model of the river; and evaluate how fish are using the river. This is the last piece needed to model the Flathead River from the headwaters to the confluence with the Clark Fork. Four modeling projects link management activities.

Questions/ Answers:

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This is nominally part of a continuing project, but it is proposed to be contracted out as if it is new work. If this is not yet funded, why does it have a 95... number? It is not clear who is going to do the work or if the work to be contracted out is just the instream flow incremental method (IFIM) work. Technically, the proposal ranked near the middle of the set. They may be relying too much on the IFIM model. If they are going to use IFIM, they need to look hard at their assumptions. They should calibrate their IFIM biologically, not just physically. The proposal explains a good overall strategy and is well referenced to the Fish and Wildlife Program and other planning documents. However, the objectives in section 4 do not match those in section 7b.