Return to Proposal Finder FY 2003 Lower Columbia Proposal 31017

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Monitor and evaluate the success of hatchery salmonid reproduction for reintroduction of anadromous salmonids to the upper Cowlitz Basin
BPA Project Proposal Number 31017
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name John Serl, WDFW, Fish Program
Mailing Address 1379B Falls Road
City, State, Zip Randle, WA 98377
Phone 3604975652
Fax 3604975652
E-mail jserl_cfff@lewiscounty.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Wolf Dammers, WDFW, District Fish Biologist
 
Review Cycle Lower Columbia
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Cowlitz
 
Short Description Monitor the success of the reintroduction of anadromous salmonids to the upper Cowltiz Basin, including distribution, timing and success of reproduction of hatchery adults and success of upper basin seeding.
Target Species Steelhead (lower Columbia ESU), cutthroat, coho and chinook (lower Columbia ESU)


Project Location

Latitude Longitude Description
46 N 122 W Cowlitz River and tributaries above Cowlitz Falls Dam, including the Cispus River basin


Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

RPA
182

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal


Information Transfer

The expected outcomes of this project are:
Quantitative

Data generated by this project are:
Primary

Are there restrictions on the use of this data?
None

Where do the data reside?
Private/Managed Locally:

Printed
Electronic

Public Access:
Printed at BPA
Peer-reviewed Journal


In what other ways will information from this project be transferred or used?

The results of the this work, along with that of the continued reintroduction program, would be published in annual reports, presented in regional workshops and summarized in peer-reviewed literature as appropriate. The ability to evaluate and report on the use of indigenous hatchery stocks to implement a reintroduction program that includes stocks of importance to listed ESU's will provide useful information for other efforts both in the Columbia Basin and the Pacific Northwest.


CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous


Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
2001 Total Smolt collection of 434,000 including nearly 335,000 coho smolts from naturally reproducing hatchery adults
2001 Flared entrance to collection flume evaluated: tests with this prototype showed no improvement in collection
2001 Estimates of collection efficiency: 58 % for steelhead, 42 % for coho, 23 % for chinook
2001 Number of adult coho transported and released to spawn naturally in the upper watershed will exceed 30,000
2001 No Coho fry released in the upper watershed
2001 Estimate of egg-to-smolt yield from hatchery origin coho that spawned naturally is 1.5 % with no correction for sport harvest prior to spawning
2001 Estimates of smolt yield from chinook fry plants: 32 %, Estimates of smolt yield from steelhead fingerlings: 13 %
2001 Over 730 late winter adult steelhead released in the upper watershed to spawn naturally; potential egg deposition of 1.2 million
2001 Over 200 adult spring chinook released in the Cispus and allowed to spawn naturally; potential egg deposition of 381,000
2001 Documented emigration of juvenile spring chinook produced from hatchery adults that spawned in the Cispus River in the fall of 2000.
2000 Total Smolt collection of 178,000
2000 Baffle panels modified to improve flow dynamics approaching entrance to collection flume, monitoring collection indicated nearly 66 % of fish collected entered over modified baffle panels.
2000 Sampling the collection flumes showed that 75 to 83 % of the fish collected used the modified baffle panels
2000 Estimates of collection efficiency: 65 % for steelhead, 45 % for coho, 24 % for chinook
2000 Radio telemetry estimates of collection efficiency for steelhead of 66 %
2000 Radio Telemetry indicates that 92% of steelhead and 72% of chinook smolts are detected within 3m if fish facility flume entrances
2000 Visual observations by project staff early in season with clear water indicated steelhead smolts readily found collection flume entrances, oriented to entrance flows, then choose to reject or accept
2000 Second evaluation of directed flow, tests with coho showed increase in collection of up to 38 % over control
2000 Estimates of smolt yield from coho and chinook fry plants: 22 % and 25 %
2000 Estimates of smolt yield from steelhead fingerlings: 8.3 %
2000 Initial estimate of coho smolt to adult return from smolts collected and transported in 1998 of ~ 1.85 %
2000 Over 200 adult spring chinook released in the Cispus and allowed to spawn naturally; potential egg deposition of 206,000
2000 A total of 42,000 adult coho released in the upper watershed and allowed to spawn naturally, potential egg deposition of nearly 62 million eggs
1999 Total Smolt collection of 52,000
1999 Tested Strobe lights installed in induction slot to reduce steelhead passage through the induction slot to the turbine. Strobe lights as tested increased passage through induction slot.
1999 First radio telemetry estimate of guidance efficiency (passage through baffle panel slots) for coho of ~ 63 % associated with Directed Flow research
1999 First radio telemetry estimate of collection efficiency for coho of ~ 42 % as part of Directed Flow research
1999 Estimates of collection efficiency: 41 % for steelhead, 17 % for coho, 24 % for chinook
1999 Estimates of smolt yield from coho and chinook fry plants: 9 % and 16 %
1999 Estimates of smolt yield from steelhead fingerlings: 4.0 %
1998 Total Smolt collection of 168,000
1998 First radio telemetry estimate of collection efficiency for steelhead of 55 % (pilot study with 52 tags)
1998 Estimates of collection efficiency: 38 % for steelhead, 32 % for coho, 18 % for chinook
1998 Estimates of smolt yield from coho and chinook fry plants: 19 % and 8 %
1998 Estimates of smolt yield from steelhead fingerlings: 5.4 %
1997 Total Smolt collection of 46,000
1997 Estimates of collection efficiency: 45 % for steelhead, 21 % for coho, 17 % for chinook
1997 Estimates of smolt yield from coho and chinook fry plants: 5 % and 18 %
1997 Estimates of smolt yield from steelhead fingerlings: 1.7 %
1997 Compellation of the new juvenile collection facility at the cost of $18 million and the new acclimation ponds, at a cost of approximately $4 million.
1996 Operated interim smolt collection facility at the Cowlitz Falls Project for twelve weeks with a capture of ~12,000 smolts


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description
Cowlitz Falls Project, Anadromous fish reintroduction program BPA owns the power generation at the Cowlitz Falls Project through 2032 and funds the smolt collection and transport program at Cowlitz Falls through the Contract Generating Resources Office in Richland, WA


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
1. Site, design and permit a temporary two way tributary trap. 2004 2004 $ 3,000


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004
$ 3,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
1. Construct a temporary two-way trap on a selected tributary. 2004 2004 $ 20,000


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004
$ 20,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
1. Operate and maintain temporary weir. 2004 2007 $102,100


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
$ 25,000 $ 25,300 $ 25,700 $ 26,100


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2003 cost Subcontractor
1. Monitor number of spawners and spawning distribution and timing of indigenous hatchery and first generation of reintroduced salmonids in the upper Cowlitz basin. a. Conduct spawning surveys for hatchery and program coho adults from November through January to develop index sites. ongoing $ 16,100  
1. b. Conduct spawning surveys for hatchery and program steelhead from April through June to develop index sites. ongoing $ 16,100  
1. c. Conduct spawning surveys for hatchery chinook from September through November. ongoing $ 16,000  
1. d. Conduct spawning surveys for wild sea-run and resident cutthroat in tributaries where radio telemetry indicates presence. ongoing $ 6,736  
1. e. Conduct harvest surveys to estimate angler removals from spawning population. ongoing $ 11,885  
1. f. Conduct radio telemetry estimates of fall back rate for adults released into the upper Cowlitz Basin. 3 $ 21,730  
2. Monitor juvenile populations in tributaries to determine effectivess of seeding of the watershed. a. Conduct snorkeling surveys to identify area that are unseeded and underseeded with steelhead, chinook or coho juveniles. ongoing $ 18,820  
3. Conduct population estimates to verify reproductive success and estimate life stage specific survival. a. Estimate life stage specific populations in selected reaches with known spawning activity levels to estimate reproductive success. Use snorkeling and electroshocking ongoing $ 15,000  
4. PIT tag juveniles in basin to estimate growth rates and migration timing from selected reaches within the upper basin. a. Capture and PIT tag juveniles in selected areas using beach seines, electro-fishing and other techniques. ongoing $ 30,330  
b. Compile and enter PIT tagging records. ongoing $ 2,860  
5. Monitor impacts of the reintroduction to resident fishes. a. Estimate population size and composition in areas above and below anadromous barriers in three selected tributaries. ongoing $ 6,450  
6. Collect stock information adults returning to the reintroduction project. a. Collect data on returning program adults at the Cowlitz Salmon Hatchery separator. ongoing $ 11,150  
7. Publish results a. Prepare and publish annual report ongoing $ 10,500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

Objective Starting FY Ending FY Estimated cost
1. Monitor number of spawners and spawning distribution and timing of indigenous hatchery and first generation of reintroduced salmonids in the upper Cowlitz basin. 2004 2007 $381,400
2. Monitor juvenile populations in tributaries to determine effectiveness of seeding of the watershed. 2004 2007 $ 81,200
3. Conduct population estimates to verify reproductive success and estimate life stage specific survival. 2004 2007 $ 65,000
4. PIT tag juveniles in basin to estimate growth rates and migration timing from selected reaches within the upper basin. 2004 2007 $143,100
5. Monitor impacts of the reintroduction to resident fishes. 2004 2007 $ 27,600
6. Collect stock information adults returning to the reintroduction project. 2004 2007 $ 48,100
7. Publish results 2004 2007 $ 45,000


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007
$189,200 $194,800 $200,700 $206,700


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2003 Cost
Personnel FTE: 27 $ 78,480
Fringe $ 21,190
Supplies including 50 radio tags @ $250/each $ 25,500
Travel $ 15,000
Indirect $ 34,491
NEPA $ 0
PIT tags # of tags: 4,000 $ 9,000
Total Itemized Budget $183,661


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2003 project cost $183,661
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2003 budget request $183,661
FY 2003 forecast from 2002 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
BPA, Power Generating Resources Funds basic component of the Cowlitz Falls Anadromous Fish Reintroduction Program $305,000 cash
USGS-BRD Radio-telemetry expertise and equipment loan $ 20,000 in-kind
USFS Sediment Monitoring $ 15,000 in-kind

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2004 2005 2006 2007
Planning and design $ 3,000 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Construction/implementation $ 20,000 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Operations and maintenance $ 25,000 $ 25,300 $ 25,700 $ 26,100
Monitoring and evaluation $189,200 $194,800 $200,700 $206,700
Total Outyear Budgets $237,200 $220,100 $226,400 $232,800
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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