Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9105

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 Determine if Salmon are Successfully Spawning Below Lower Columbia MS Dams
BPA Project Proposal Number 9105
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDFW, ODFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Joe Hymer
Mailing Address 2108 Grand Blvd.
City, State, Zip Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone 3609066740
Fax 3609066777
E-mail Hymerjah@dfw.wa.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Lower Columbia Mainstem
 
Short Description Search for evidence of fall chinook spawning in the main stem Columbia below Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day, and McNary dams.
Target Species Fall chinook and chum


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

n/a or no information


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Document evidence of fall chinook and chum spawning below Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day, and McNary dams. a. Count redds by on-water observations.
. b. Count live/dead fish by on-water observations.
. c. Record locations of live fish and redds by GPS.
. d. Coordinate possible drawdowns to complete tasks a and b.
. e. Improve population estimates for fall chinook spawning below Bonneville Dam.
. f. Expand sampling area below Bonneville Dam and develop population estimates for chum.
2. Determine if fall chinook and chum are spawning successfully. a. Collect carcasses and estimate number of remaining eggs.
3. Collect biological data to profile stock. a. Collect scales, fork lengths, and sex information.
4. Profile stock using biological data. a. Determine age composition based on scale readings.
. b. Press scales.
. c. Use sex ratio data to determine % females.
5. Collect data to determine stock origin. a. Examine carcasses for missing fins (mark sample).
. b. Collect snouts of adipose-clipped fish.
. c. Recover and read CWTs.
. d. Collect GSI and DNA tissue samples.
6. Determine possible stock origins. a. Use adult or juvenile tag rates to determine stock origins based on CWT recoveries.
. b. Perform genetic baseline analysis.
7. Document findings. a. Write a report to document findings.
8. Determine emergence timing of juvenile fall chinook and chum spawning below Bonneville Dam. a. Install emergence traps on a subsample of the redds identified in Objective 1 Task c.
. b. Monitor emergence traps and record beginning and ending emergence dates for all redds sampled.
. c. Attempt to identify any relationships that exist between emergence timing and environmental variables (ie, redd location, flow, temperature).
. d. Investigate other methods for determining emergence timing.
9. Determine emigration time and size for juvenile fall chinook and chum rearing below Bonneville Dam. a. Collect juvenile fall chinook and chum in Hamilton Slough (below Bonneville Dam) with a stick or beach seine on a weekly basis.
. b. Sample catch for average length and weight data.
. c. Record and track catch rates and size of juvenile fall chinook.
. d. Attempt to identify any relationships that may exist between emigraiton time and size and environmental factors (ie, flow, temperature).
10. Determine stock composition of juvenile fall chinook and chum rearing below Bonneville Dam. a. Collect juvenile fall chinook and chum in conjunction with Objective 9 Task a.
. b. Collect GSI and DNA tissue samples from juvenile fall chinook.
. c. Perform genetic baseline analysis.
. d. Examine juvenile fall chinook for fin clips.
. e. Attempt to identify any relationships that may exist between mark rate and environmental variables (ie, flow, temperature).
11. Determine extent of stranding of juvenile fall chinook and chum rearing below Bonneville Dam. a. Record number of juvenile fall chinook and chum stranded in shallow water areas in Hamilton Slough (below Bonneville Dam) on a weekly basis.
. b. Attempt to identify any relationships that may exist between stranding and environmental factors (i.e redd location, flow)
12. Investigate feasibility of marking juvenile fall chinook captured below Bonneville Dam to determine juvenile to adult survival rate a. Collect juvenile fall chinook in conjunction with Objective 9 Task a.
. b. Tag limited number of juvenile fall chinook with a CWT, if of adequate size.
. c. Track recoveries in fisheries and escapement areas.
. d. Attempt to identify any relationships that may exist between survival rates and environmental variables (i.e. flow, temperature)
. e. Determine sample size necessary for determining juvenile to adult survival rate
. f. Determine feasibility of tagging number of juvenile fall chinook identified in Objective 11 Task d
13. Investigate feasibility of marking juvenile fall chinook captured below Bonneville Dam to determine migration rate through the lower Columbia River a. Collect juvenile fall chinook in conjunction with Objective 9 Task a.
. b. Tag limited number of juvenile fall chinook with a PIT tag, if of adequate size
. c. Track recoveries by NMFS during juvenile seining project in the lower Columbia River (at Jones Beach)
. d. Attempt to identify any relationships that may exist between migration rate and environment variables (i.e. flow, temperature)
. e. Determine sample size necessary for determining migration timing
. f. Determine feasibility of tagging number of juvenile fall chinook identified in Objective 12 Task d
14. Document findings. a. Write a report to document findings.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 12/01/98 15.0%
2 10/01/98 12/01/98 3.0%
3 10/01/98 12/01/98 2.0%
4 12/01/98 01/01/99 5.0%
5 10/01/98 12/01/98 10.0%
6 12/01/98 02/01/99 10.0%
7 02/01/99 04/01/99 5.0%
8 04/01/99 06/01/99 10.0%
9 05/01/99 08/01/99 10.0%
10 05/01/99 08/01/99 15.0%
11 05/01/99 08/01/99 3.0%
12 05/01/99 07/01/99 2.0%
13 05/01/99 07/01/99 3.0%
14 09/01/99 12/01/99 7.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 78,935
Fringe $ 23,806
Supplies $ 4,500
Operating $ 13,700
Tag $ 150
Travel $ 4,672
Indirect $ 12,661
Subcontractor $ 0
Other $ 29,900
Total Itemized Budget $168,324


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $168,324
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $168,324
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 $194,841 $204,583 $214,812 $225,526
Total Outyear Budgets $194,841 $204,583 $214,812 $225,526
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Bad weather, high river flows.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Are fall chinook and chum spawning in the existing habitat downstream The Dalles, John Day, and McNary dams? Are they spawning successfully? How large are the fall chinook and chum populations spawning below Bonneville Dam and is it growing? Where did they come from? The goal is to answer these questions by looking for evidence of spawning fish/redds and by the collection of carcasses. These methods are consistent with those used by WDFW and ODFW in other areas of the Columbia River. Live fish and redd counts would be made by technicians/aides from a boat. Spawning redds would be recorded on a GPS which use satellites to record locations within a few feet. Carcasses collected by boat or walking the banks would be sampled for scales to determine age composition. Numbers of remaining eggs would be used to determine spawning success. Additionally, each carcass would be examined for the presence/absence of an adipose fin (CWT fish). CWT recoveries would be used to determine stock composition. Genetic and DNA samples would be used in conjunction with CWT recoveries to confirm stock origin. The results would document presence/absence and origin of fall chinook spawning below lower Columbia dams in the fall of 1998. The adult portion of this project would run from October 1998 to March 1999. Results would be summarized in a written report. Annual observations and funding would be needed to monitor any populations that are found. Are spawning adults producing fry? When do the juveniles emerge from the gravel? When and at what size do the do the juveniles begin moving downstream to the ocean? How long does it take the juveniles to move from their rearing area to the ocean? How many juveniles survive to return as adults? What are the environmental conditions necessary for successful spawning, incubation, emergence, rearing, migration, and juvenile to adult survival? The purpose is to answer these questions by sampling and marking juvenile fall chinook rearing in areas where redds are observed. A randomly selected portion of all redds will be sampled using emergent traps to determine emergence timing. Weekly surveys of shallow water areas will occur to determine if juvenile fall chinook and chum are susceptible to stranding. Weekly juvenile seining trips in rearing areas near the documented spawning grounds will be performed to determine if and for how long juvenile fall chinook rear in this area before moving downstream. In conjunction with the juvenile seining, genetic and DNA samples will be obtained to determine the stock origin. Mark rates (ad clips) will be determined to identify the presence of juvenile hatchery fish, but CWT’s will not be collected. If feasible a subsample of juvenile fall chinook will be marked with CWT’s or PIT tags. PIT tags will be recovered in the lower Columbia River near Jones Beach and will provide and estimate of the migration rate through the lower Columbia. CWT’s will be recovered from returning adults to determine the juvenile to adult survival rate.


Reviews and Recommendations

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