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Proposal Table of Contents

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Eval. of Fall Chinook Production & Habitat Conditions in Lw.Tucannon River
BPA Project Proposal Number 9008
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Arthur E. Viola, Joe Bumgarner Mark Schuck
Mailing Address 401 S Cottonwood St.
City, State, Zip Dayton, WA 99328
Phone 5093824755
Fax 5093822427
E-mail Snakeriv@dfw.wa.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Tucannon
 
Short Description Determine origin of fall chinook found in Lwr. Tucannon River of SE Washington, & if these fish represent a self-sustaining population; identify factors limiting production.
Target Species


Project Location

[No information]


Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

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


NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses:
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References


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

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Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine the fate of fall chinook redds, eggs and alevins. a. Conduct weekly spawning ground surveys, identify and mark location of all redds.
1. Determine the fate of fall chinook redds, eggs and alevins. b. Cap 3-5 natural redds. Monitor success of eggs and alevins.
1. Determine the fate of fall chinook redds, eggs and alevins. c. Collect fall chinook salmon eggs from the brood stock at Lyons Ferry Hatchery and incubate eggs to the eyed stage
1. Determine the fate of fall chinook redds, eggs and alevins. d. Create 3-5 or more artificial redds, place a known number (approximately 2,000) eggs in egg baskets, in each redd.
1. Determine the fate of fall chinook redds, eggs and alevins. e. Cap these redds. Monitor success of eggs and alevins.
1. Determine the fate of fall chinook redds, eggs and alevins. f. Estimate egg to hatch success by digging the egg basket up, count the number of un-hatched eggs. Divide this number by the total number of eggs placed in a basket
1. Determine the fate of fall chinook redds, eggs and alevins. g. Estimate egg to swim up success by dividing the number of alevins collected by the total number of eggs placed in a basket.
2. Determine the presence of and estimate annual production of juvenile fall chinook smolts leaving the river. a. Operate fish trap, capture, identify enumerate, PIT tag, CWT and adipose fin clip fall chinook salmon smolts.
2. Determine the presence of and estimate annual production of juvenile fall chinook smolts leaving the river. b. Associate fall chinook genetic characteristics to physical characteristics and migration time to assist in identification upon capture.
2. Determine the presence of and estimate annual production of juvenile fall chinook smolts leaving the river. c. Compare scale samples to distinguish between natural origin fall and spring chinook to facilitate identification upon capture
2. Determine the presence of and estimate annual production of juvenile fall chinook smolts leaving the river. d. Mark and release a known number of fall chinook smolts upstream of the fish trap to recapture and calibrate trap efficiency.
2. Determine the presence of and estimate annual production of juvenile fall chinook smolts leaving the river. e. Estimate the number of fall chinook smolts annually leaving the river.
3. Monitor juvenile fish out migrant to adult return success a. Collect information concerning tagged and fin clipped juvenile and adult chinook interrogated at the Snake River dams and or observed in the Tucannon River during spawning surveys.
4. Estimate annual egg to smolt success of juvenile fall chinook a. Estimate the total number of eggs in the river by multiplying the total number of redds times average fecundity.
4. Estimate annual egg to smolt success of juvenile fall chinook b. Estimate annual egg to smolt success by dividing the estimate of annual smolt production determined from Objective 1, by the total number of eggs in the river.
5. Identify in- river factors that would limit fall chinook production. Special attention will be placed on identifying extreme conditions throughout the year. a. Monitor daily river flow and temperatures throughout the year via USGS flow measurements and WDFW temperature recorders in the lower Tucannon River. Special attention will be paid to variances above and below tributaries.
5. Identify in- river factors that would limit fall chinook production. Special attention will be placed on identifying extreme conditions throughout the year. b. Monitor silt deposition on both artificial and natural redds during the spawning and incubatiCollect genetic (fin clips, scales, tissue) samples of adults and juvenile fish.
6. Determine genetically, and through scale samples comparisons, if fall chinook found in the Tucannon River are of Snake River Origin a. Collect genetic (fin clips, scales, tissue) samples of adults and juvenile fish.
6. Determine genetically, and through scale samples comparisons, if fall chinook found in the Tucannon River are of Snake River Origin b. Have the genetic characteristics of these fish analyzed by DNA or electrophoretic methods and the results compared to known origin Snake River fall chinook salmon.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 05/01/02 33.0%
2 03/01/99 07/01/02 30.0%
3 03/01/99 12/01/02 10.0%
4 11/01/99 12/01/02 2.0%
5 10/01/99 12/01/02 15.0%
6 03/01/99 07/01/02 10.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 58,682
Fringe $ 9,799
Supplies $ 3,000
Operating $ 1,000
Tag $ 2,900
Travel $ 1,550
Indirect $ 14,997
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 91,928


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 91,928
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 91,928
FY 1999 forecast from 1998 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2000 2001 2002 2003
All Phases $ 96,524 $101,351 $106,418 $111,739
Total Outyear Budgets $ 96,524 $101,351 $106,418 $111,739
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: During some years extreme river flows may preclude successful redd capping and trapping of juvenile salmon. ESA concerns may prevent us from disturbing natural fall chinook redds. In this case we will have to apply for a modification to our section 10 permit or use the results from artificial redds created as natural as possible without using egg baskets. We would also need to request a modification to our section 10 permit for approval to PiT tag more fish. Because this project is not scheduled to begin until 1999 we will have time to request these changes.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The proposed project will determine if the fall chinook found in the lower Tucannon River of South East Washington represent a self-sustaining population of Snake River origin fish, and to identify which factors are limiting production. We propose this project as a first step toward recovery of this salmon population. Project objectives are designed to gather information on the genetic origin, presence, abundance and fate of fall chinook redds, eggs, alevins and smolts, as well as smolt to adult survival. Information will be gathered that identifies which factors are limiting survival of this salmon population. The results of this study will be used as part of the assessment of the Model Watershed Programs (1992 NWPPC) in the basin, and as baseline information for determining if future Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (1975 USACE), hatchery supplementation could address the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (1994 NWPPC) attempt to encourage rebuilding a naturally produced population of fall chinook. Findings will be used to develop scientifically supported programs to supplement weak wild and naturally spawning fish, and to balance hatchery releases with the capacity of the natural environment. The project is proposed for 1999-2003. A detailed report of results and recommendations will be provided.


Reviews and Recommendations

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