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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 Evaluate Strobe Lights as a Juvenile Salmonid Guidance Behavioral Tool
BPA Project Proposal Number 9108
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 Charles Morrill
Mailing Address 600 Capitol Way N.
City, State, Zip Olympia, WA 98501-1091
Phone 3607533009
Fax 3605862481
E-mail cfwdfw@aol.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Mainstem
 
Short Description Test strobe lights as tools to guide juvenile salmonids away from turbine intakes and induction slots and into the surface collector at Cowlitz Falls Dam. Hydroaccoustics, radio tagging, fyke and flume nets will be used to evaluate fish responses.
Target Species


Project Location

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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 efficacy of strobe lights for behavioral guidance of juvenilke steelhead, spring chinook, & coho away from turbine intakes & increase "opportunity for discovery." a. Review estimates of Fish Guidance Efficiencies obtained in 1998 as baseline for study objectives
. b. Use radio telemetry data obtained from pilot study in 1998 for steelhead approach, passage and FGE to refine and finalize study design
. c. Install and test radio telemetry and hydroaccoustic systems
. d. Set up and test fyke net frames, installation and removal in the selected turbine intake slot
. e. Tag, release and monitor approach, passage and collection of radio tagged juvenile salmonids with strobe lights on/off
. f. Use split beam hydroaccoustics to monitor approach of juvenile salmonids with strobe lights on/off
. g. Fyke net the selected turbine intake and induction slot to monitor juvenile salmonid passage via the turbine intake and induction slot with strobe lights on/off
. h. Compile, synthesize and summarize data on passage routes chosen by the juvenile salmonids and estimate Fish Guidance Efficiencies (FGE). Write up results in Annual Project report
2. Determine the efficacy of strobe lights as a behavioral barrier to block juvenile salmonids use of the induction slot thus increasing FGE a. Finalize design and install strobe lights at the entrance to turbine unit number 3 induction slot. Test and verify correct operation
. b. Monitor approach/passage and collection of radio tagged juvenile salmonids with strobe lights on/off at the entrance to induction slot number 3
. c. Fyke net the selected induction slot to monitor juvenile salmonid passage via the turbine intake and/or induction slot with strobe lights on/off
. d. Collect and enumerate the numbers and species of juvenile salmonids that enter the surface collection/bypass flume in nets placed in the collection flumes
. e. Compile, synthesize and summarize data on passage routes chosen by the juvenile salmonids and estimate Fish Guidance Efficiencies (FGE). Write up results in Annual Project report
3. Determine how environmental conditions effect strobe light guidance; ie diel patterns, turbidity and temperature a. Measure reservoir turbidity and correlate to stobe light effectiveness
. b. Stratify sampling to evaluate day vs night strobe light effectiveness using data from tasks 1e,1f,1g,2b,2c and 2d
4. Determine efficacy of inducing directed water flow into/through vertical slots in baffle panel & entrance to collection flumes with strobe lights to maximize Fish Guidance Efficiencies for SBC at Cowlitz Falls Dam. a. Finalize design and location of attraction flow devices relative to SBC. Install and test operation
. b. Finalize study experimental design
. c. Monitor approach and passage of radio tagged juvenile salmonids with strobe lights and directed attraction flow on/off
. d. Use split beam hydroaccoustics to monitor movement of juvenile salmonids with strobe lights and directed attraction flow on/off
. e. Fyke net a turbine intake and induction slot to monitor juvenile salmonid passage via the turbine intake and/or induction slot with strobe lights and directed attraction flow on/off
. f. Collect and enumerate the numbers and species of juvenile salmonids that enter the surface collection/bypass flume in nets placed in the collection flumes with strobe lights and directed attraction flow on/off
. g. Compile, synthesize and summarize data on passage routes chosen by the juvenile salmonids and estimate Fish Guidance Efficiencies (FGE). Write up results in Annual Project report
5. Complete reports and identify effective ways to utilize this technology to enhance FGE at other hydroprojects throughout the Columbia Basin a. Complete compilation and analysis of all data collected for the application of strobe lights and directed attraction flow to enhance FGE in Annual reports and a final Project completion report (FY2003)
. b. Present results at workshops and/or seminars related to fish passage/collection in the basin
. c. Host workshops/tours on site to demonstrate application of technology

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 12/01/03 30.0%
2 10/01/98 12/01/03 20.0%
3 10/01/98 12/01/03 20.0%
4 10/01/01 12/01/03 25.0%
5 04/01/99 12/01/03 5.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $152,300
Fringe $ 41,000
Supplies $172,900
Operating $ 11,000
Capital $248,900
Travel $ 16,800
Indirect $123,100
Subcontractor $421,700
Total Itemized Budget $1,187,700


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,187,700
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,187,700
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 $1,014,000 $729,200 $723,100 $209,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,014,000 $729,200 $723,100 $209,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Host workshops/tours on site to demonstrate application of technology


Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

We propose to use strobe lights to guide juvenile spring chinook, steelhead, and coho upwards, and away from turbine intake(s) and induction slot(s) towards the Surface Bypass Collection (SBC) at Cowlitz Falls Dam. This should increase the "opportunity for discovery" (Rainey, 1997) and use of the SBC. In conjunction with the strobe lights we will induce directed attraction flow into the SBC to attract/guide fish into the SBC over the later three years of the project. Past and current research indicate that this approach offers the potential to significantly enhance FGE for migrant juvenile salmonids. This technology may offer managers a cost effective tool to use at hydroprojects within the Columbia Basin to meet juvenile passage and FGE goals. Hydroaccoustics, radio tagging, fyke and flume netting will provide the tools to measure and evaluate the response and behavior of the juvenile salmonids. The experimental study design will utilize on/off blocks of time on a weekly basis throughout primary migration periods for each species. The results could serve as a model for enhancing the FGE of other bypass and SBC systems in operation in the Columbia Basin.


Reviews and Recommendations

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