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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
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Water Temperature Effects on Fall Chinook Salmon in the Snake & Columbia R
BPA Project Proposal Number 9078
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division
Business acronym (if appropriate) USGS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dennis W. Rondorf
Mailing Address 5501A Cook-Underwood Rd.
City, State, Zip Cook, WA 98605
Phone 5095382299
Fax 5095382843
E-mail dennis_rondorf@usgs.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Mainstem
 
Short Description Determine the effects of water temperature and hydropower operations on the survival and performance of rearing and migrating juvenile fall chinook salmon.
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 incubation and emergence timing under an array of fluctuating water temperatures representative of the mainstem Snake River and its tributaries. a. Assess fall chinook salmon timing and survival from egg fertilization to swim-up under five fluctuating temperature regimes and a control
1. Determine incubation and emergence timing under an array of fluctuating water temperatures representative of the mainstem Snake River and its tributaries. b. Conduct fish health analyses on mortalities and swim-up fry.
1. Determine incubation and emergence timing under an array of fluctuating water temperatures representative of the mainstem Snake River and its tributaries. a. Model the relation between survival, swim-up size, water temperature during incubation, cumulative centigrade temperature units to hatch, and fish health using multiple regression analysis.
2. Identify physiological indicators of acute and chronic thermal stress. a. Examine the feasibility of using stress proteins or heart and liver enzymes to indicate thermal history, heat-related tissue damage, and long-term disposition.
2. Identify physiological indicators of acute and chronic thermal stress. b. Determine the effects of different thermal exposure histories on seawater entry and survival in fall chinook salmon.
2. Identify physiological indicators of acute and chronic thermal stress. c. Compare the risks associated with acute temperature and handling stress associated with transportation with those associated with the chronic exposure to sublethal temperatures experienced during in-river migration.
3. Identify performance related changes of juvenile fall chinook salmon exposed to long-term sublethal temperatures a. Use disease challenges to determine the susceptibility of fall chinook salmon to Flexibacter columnaris under and array of temperatures that would typically be experienced by summer migrants.
3. Identify performance related changes of juvenile fall chinook salmon exposed to long-term sublethal temperatures b. Conduct predator avoidance trials to determine the effect of chronic high temperatures on fall chinook salmon predation risk.
3. Identify performance related changes of juvenile fall chinook salmon exposed to long-term sublethal temperatures c. Use temperature-sensitive radio tags and telemetry to examine migratory behavior of juvenile fall chinook salmon before and after flow augmentation from Dworshak Reservoir.
4. Determine the effects of temperature on natural production in the Snake and Clearwater rivers, and estimate potential risk of mortality due to exposure to different water temperature regimes characteristic of lower Snake River reservoirs in the summer. a. Define the role of temperature in determining the difference in natural production between the Snake, Clearwater, and Yakima rivers.
4. Determine the effects of temperature on natural production in the Snake and Clearwater rivers, and estimate potential risk of mortality due to exposure to different water temperature regimes characteristic of lower Snake River reservoirs in the summer. b. Define alternative scenarios for operating Dworshak Dam to enhance the natural production in the Clearwater River.
4. Determine the effects of temperature on natural production in the Snake and Clearwater rivers, and estimate potential risk of mortality due to exposure to different water temperature regimes characteristic of lower Snake River reservoirs in the summer. c. Synthesize information obtained from Objectives 2 and 3 to determine if the temperature effects associated with flow augmentation increases the survival of juvenile fall chinook salmon in lower Snake River reservoirs.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 10/01/01 20.0%
2 10/01/99 10/01/03 30.0%
3 10/01/99 10/01/03 30.0%
4 10/01/99 10/01/03 20.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $150,000
Fringe $ 50,000
Supplies $ 30,000
Travel $ 12,000
Indirect Administrative overhead Administrative overhead $ 98,000
Subcontractor Cooperator: USFWS and NPT, $350,000
Other Vehicle and boat operation Vehicle and boat operation $ 10,000
Total Itemized Budget $700,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $700,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $700,000
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 $ 70,000 $ 70,000 $600,000 $500,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 70,000 $ 70,000 $600,000 $500,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The goal of this project is to define the short and long-term effects of temperature on juvenile fall chinook salmon. One of the primary objectives of the Fish and Wildlife Program is to increase juvenile survival and rebuild diminished stocks. Temperature influences survival to a large degree, but its effects are usually indirect, difficult to measure, and poorly understood as a mechanism of survival. Incubation and survival to emergence under different temperature regimes will be examined in laboratory experiments to evaluate the operation of Dworshak Dam on naturally produced fall chinook salmon in the Clearwater River. Indicators of chronic thermal stress will be used to evaluate temperature effects on fish physiology. Laboratory and field data will be collected on fish health, predation, and migratory behavior to examine how temperature may compromise fish performance and survival. Finally, this information will be integrated to predict the risks to fall chinook salmon under different temperature and in-river versus transportation scenarios that managers will be able to use to manage the hydropower system.


Reviews and Recommendations

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