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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 Incidence and Effects of Gas Bubble Trauma on Salmonid & Resident Fish
BPA Project Proposal Number 9080
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Columbia River Research Laboratory
Business acronym (if appropriate) USGS-BRD
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dena Gadomski, Craig Barfoot, Thomas Poe
Mailing Address 5501A Cook-Underwood Rd.
City, State, Zip Cook, WA 98605
Phone 5095382299
Fax 5095382843
E-mail Dena_Gadomski@usgs.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Lower Mid-Columbia Mainstem
 
Short Description Determine the incidence and significance of gas bubble trauma (GBT) in salmonid fry and larval and juvenile resident fishes rearing in shallow shoreline areas where the ability to use depth for hydrostatic compensation is limited.
Target Species


Project Location

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Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

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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 incidence and severity of GBT in salmonid fry and larval and early juvenile resident fishes in shorelines a. Collect fish in the field
1. Determine the incidence and severity of GBT in salmonid fry and larval and early juvenile resident fishes in shorelines b. Examine for signs of GBT
1. Determine the incidence and severity of GBT in salmonid fry and larval and early juvenile resident fishes in shorelines c. Monitor gas saturation levels in collection areas
2. Examine how dissolved gas supersaturation (DGS) may influence growth, survival, and vulnerability to predation of key taxa a. Expose larvae and juveniles to various levels of DGS in the laboratory and monitor growth, survival, and signs of GBT.
2. Examine how dissolved gas supersaturation (DGS) may influence growth, survival, and vulnerability to predation of key taxa b. Expose fry and juveniles with signs of GBT to predators in the laboratory

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/00 50.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/01 50.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 82,501
Fringe $ 24,750
Supplies $ 8,500
Operating $ 11,000
Travel $ 15,000
Indirect $ 53,865
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $195,616


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $195,616
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $195,616
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
All Phases $198,000 $160,000
Total Outyear Budgets $198,000 $160,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: If sampling years (1999-2000) have low levels of supersaturation (low-flow years), an additional year of field work may be necessary.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The goal of this study is to determine the incidence and significance of gas bubble trauma (GBT) in salmonid fry and larval and juvenile resident fishes rearing in shallow shoreline areas where the ability to use depth for hydrostatic compensation is limited. This research will aid managers in assessing how dissolved gas supersaturation (DGS) may affect survival of dominant Columbia River fish species during their early life history (a potentially critical period in the formation of year-class strength) and thus evaluate the effects of dam operations such as spill which affect DGS levels. Young-of-the-year fishes will be collected in shoreline areas of the Hanford Reach and below Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River and examined for signs of GBT. Levels of gas saturation will be monitored concurrently. Additionally, laboratory studies will be conducted to determine how gas supersaturation may influence growth, survival, and vulnerability to predation of key taxa. This work is part of FWP objectives to investigate the symptoms of gas bubble trauma related to both lethal and non-lethal effects on juvenile and adult salmon and other aquatic species. Field work will be conducted in 1999-2000, and laboratory research, data analysis, and manuscript preparation during 1999-2001.


Reviews and Recommendations

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