FY 1999 proposal 199502800

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Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleRestore Moses Lake Recreational Fishery
Proposal ID199502800
OrganizationWashington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameJoe Foster
Mailing address1550 Alder Street NW Ephrata, WA 98823-9651
Phone / email5097544624 /
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinUpper Mid-Columbia / Crab
Short descriptionRestore/enhance the recreational fishery for trout and warmwater game fish species in Moses Lake, a 6,800 acre natural lake which was once the premier resident species fishery in the Columbia Basin area of central Washington.
Target speciesbass crappie bluegill rainbow trout
Project location
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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 $112,740
Fringe $17,826
Supplies $2,500
Operating $1,500
Capital $98,000
Travel $3,500
Indirect $27,372
Subcontractor $6,000
$269,437
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$269,437
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$269,438
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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Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Any schedule slippage would likely occur under the implementation objective and be the result of misdiagnosis of limiting factors


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 resident fish substitution project that addresses Council measure 10.8B19. In June of 1997 it was partially funded for FY 98. 1999 will be the second year of the study. If the project is fully funded for FY 98 (there is a request pending) then we can reduce the 99 budget slightly. The objective is to restore fisheries in Moses Lake to provide recreational opportunities. The study will occur in phases: 1) define the limiting factors; 2) identify implementation measures; and 3) implement restoration measures.

Questions/Answers:

What is the tie to the hydrosystem. Answer: This is off-site mitigation and substitution for the loss of anadromous fish above Chief Joseph Dam.

Are the goals realistic? Answer: In the 1970's this was the premier fishery in the basin.

For shoreline spawning fish, are low lake levels in the spring a problem? Answer: This is probably not a limiting factor. Does the lake fluctuate much? Not more that a few feet.

Is WDFW sharing any of the cost? Answer: Yes. Sport groups also contribute.

What species of trout will you manage for? Answer: We will try to balance warm water fish and trout and will identify the species that is best suited - probably rainbow.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes

General Comment: Because it is “off-site” and deals with non-native species, this project should be a lower priority than “on-site” substitution projects. Pending the outcome of the Council's current deliberation on FY 98 funding, there could be an opportunity to reduce the FY 99 budget.


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Inadequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This is a poorly written proposal that lacks adequate scientific justification of project goals and methods. The proposal is for a highly managed non-native harvest fishery and the choice of fish stocks is not biologically justified. The proposal does not adequately ensure that the proposers have sufficient understanding of the reasons for fisheries decline in Moses Lake to restore the fishery. The experimental design is not clearly presented or justified, and the proposal does not adequately describe the methods to be used for some very complicated actions. Additionally, the effects of angling are not well described.
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:
$222,702 $222,702 $222,702

Sponsor comments: See comment at Council's website