Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9018

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Assess Habitat for Anadromous Fish Upriver of Chief Joseph Dam
BPA Project Proposal Number 9018
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Christopher J. Fisher
Mailing Address P.O. Box 862
City, State, Zip Omak, WA 98841
Phone 5096348689
Fax 5098262292
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Upper Columbia Mainstem
Short Description Conduct surveys to determine the quantity and quality of spawning and rearing habitat for anadromous fish between Chief Joseph Dam and Grand Coulee Dam. Investigate the feasibility of providing passage for adult/juvenile fish through Chief Joseph Dam.
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: 7.6A.2, 7.4A.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: A biological opinion is expected from NMFS addressing the affects of Chief Joseph Dam upon the mid-Columbia River summer steelhead. However, at this time a biological opinion has not been developed.
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

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
none No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Estimate salmonid production upriver of Chief Joseph Dam a. Assess the quantity and quality of spawning and rearing habitat
. b. Estimate production for indigenous anadromous stocks in the Columbia River between Chief Joseph Dam and Grand Coulee Dam
. c. Identify low or marginal quality spawning habitat for anadromous fish
. d. Consider restoration or enhancement of spawning habitat for anadromous fish
2. Provide passage for adult/juvenile anadromous fish through Chief Joseph Dam a. Compile Chief Joseph Dam specifications and hydrologic flow requirements.
. b. Identify and develop a feasible alternative for providing passage for adult/juvenile anadromous salmonids through Chief Joseph Dam.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/98 12/01/03 70.0%
2 06/01/98 12/01/00 30.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel 2 Full time employees; 1 Seasonal employee $ 75,000
Fringe 30% of salary (based on 1997 or 1998 figures) $ 22,500
Supplies miscellaneous $ 2,000
Operating Fuel, vehicle servicing, outboard fuel and servicing $ 2,000
Capital none $ 0
Tag none $ 0
Travel Updates and presentations $ 1,000
Indirect 39.2% of salary (based on 1997 figures) $ 29,400
Subcontractor none $ 40,000
Total Itemized Budget $171,900

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $171,900
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $171,900
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 $171,900 $131,900 $131,900 $131,900
Total Outyear Budgets $171,900 $131,900 $131,900 $131,900

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: No schedule constraints are expected.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Mid-Columbia River summer steelhead (Oncorhyncus mykiss) was listed as an endangered specie on August 11, 1997. Chief Joseph Dam (CJD) was completed in 1958, and blocked passage of anadromous salmonids, including summer steelhead, to upriver reaches in the Columbia River and connected tributaries. One alternative to improve anadromous salmonid stocks in the mid-Columbia River is to provide passage for adult/juvenile passage through CJD. This project would include assessing the feasibility to modify CJD to allow passage by juvenile/adult anadromous fish while meeting hydrologic flow and energy generating requirements. Estimates of production for each indigenous anadromous salmonid, between CJD and Grand Coulee Dam, would be made based on surveys of available spawning and rearing habitat. Estimates of spawning habitat would be derived from field meaurements of substrate, depth, and velocity. Assessing rearing habitat would include measuring water temperature, dissolved oxygen, and other water quality parameters required for juvenile salmonid survival. Results of this project would be updated on an annual basis and a final report is expected to be completed on or before the completion date December 31, 2003. This project may strengthen declining anadromous stocks of the mid-Columbia River by providing access to inaccessible habitat that has been blocked by human development activites and restoration of eliminated populations as addressed in subsections 7.6A.2 and 7.4A.1, respectively, of the 1994 Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.

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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