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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

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Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Numerical Evaluation of Flow Modification on Salmonid Migration
BPA Project Proposal Number 9112
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Business acronym (if appropriate) UMich

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dr. Sanjiv K. Sinha
Mailing Address 107 EWRE Bldg, Civil & Envir. Engrg.,University of Michigan
City, State, Zip Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
Phone 7346471747
Fax 7347632275
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Mainstem
Short Description Improve conditions for Salmonid migration in Columbia/Snake rivers by modifying the flow field using a system of flow modification devices known as vanes. Flow-field, with and with-out the vanes, will be simulated using a 3-dimensional numerical model.
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. Select a 4-5 mile long reach in Columbia/Snake mainstem .
2. Generate a three dimensional numerical grid/mesh for the selected reach. .
3. Undertake a numerical simulation for flow field without the presence of any vanes. .
4. Undertake a numerical simulation for flow field with vanes present. .
5. Evaluate the numbers and orientations of vanes for optimum results. .
6. Compare 3, 4 and 5 and draw conclusions. .

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 10/01/98 8.0%
2 11/01/98 12/01/98 16.0%
3 01/01/99 03/01/99 24.0%
4 04/01/99 06/01/99 24.0%
5 07/01/99 07/01/99 16.0%
6 08/01/99 09/01/99 12.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 73,500
Fringe $ 22,050
Supplies $ 10,000
Travel $ 3,000
Indirect $ 62,959
Subcontractor $ 0
Other $ 491
Total Itemized Budget $172,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $172,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $172,000
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

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


This proposal seeks to study the modification of river flow patterns and its impact on the migration of downstream migrating Salmonids. The flow and turbulence fields will be modified using submerged vanes. The flow patterns, for the with and without vane scenarios, will be simulated computationally using a recently developed fully three-dimensional numerical model capable of resolving natural stream flow physics in detail. Over a period of nine months, it is expected that the optimum vane distribution as well as their orientation will be determined for a specific four-mile long reach of the Columbia River. It is hoped that this short pilot study would provide a set of definitive quantitative formulations correlating the effects of vanes (and other similar flow modification devices) on the surrounding flow field and the downstream migration patterns of juvenile Salmonid.

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