FY 1999 proposal 199701400

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Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleEvaluation of Juvenile Fall Chinook Stranding on the Hanford Reach
Proposal ID199701400
OrganizationWashington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NamePaul Wagner
Mailing address500 N Morain, Suite 1200B Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone / email5097347101 / pwagner@televar.com
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinMainstem / Mainstem
Short descriptionEvaluate effect of diel water fluctuations resulting from power peaking activities at Priest Rapids Dam on: 1) rearing juvenile fall chinook, 2) resident fish, and 3) the benthic community inhabiting the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.
Target speciesWild Upriver Bright Fall Chinook
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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

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ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel $100,000
Fringe $27,000
Supplies $2,000
Operating $6,000
Travel $8,000
Indirect $26,000
Subcontractor $215,000
$384,000
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$384,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$384,000
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
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Other budget explanation

Schedule Constraints: Controlled river elevation reduction tests are scheduled to be conducted for this evaluation April through June of 1998 (after the submittal of this proposal form). These tests are to evaluate the effect of a 50 kcfs reduction in discharge at Priest Rapids Dam on the anadromous and resident fish inhabiting the Hanford Reach downstream. This is a conservative testing protocol which has been established to minimize the impact on: A) project operations and B) the population of fish inhabiting the Hanford Reach while C) still providing meaningful results (based upon historical discharge analysis, modeling, and field work conducted in 1997). A 50 kcfs reduction in discharge will result in approximately a -3.5 vertical foot change in tailwater elevation which has ranged historically to in excess of -13 feet during the juvenile fall chinook rearing period. It is not believed at this time that more extreme controlled river elevation reduction tests will be necessary in 1999. However, the need for additional testing in 1999 will be based upon the results of 1998 tests.


Reviews and recommendations

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

Recommendation:
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Comments:

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Incomplete: Study should establish magnitude of problem first (how many fish influenced under what flow conditions). Please make stronger case to show why an artificial drawdown experiment is preferable over extended monitoring to evaluate problem. Also, it is not clear why extensive new temperature lab work is necessary. Major associated studies are not referenced (Coutant 1973, 1977; Brett 1952, 1971).

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Incomplete: Should detail how macroinvert. study design will adequately show the effect of dewatering and how barbecue baskets will represent natural substrate. Suspect it will overestimate problem from rapid drainage and drying.

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

ISRP reviewers comment that the proposal is well written, based in sound science, and has clear objectives. Understanding the effect of diel water fluctuations resulting from power peaking activities at Priest Rapids Dam on rearing juvenile fall chinook and the benthic community inhabiting the Hanford Reach is critical for managing this important stock. The reviewers ask, however, if all existing and available research and data regarding heat stress are being used effectively.