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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 Evaluate Fall Chinook & Chum Spawning, Production & Habitat Use in Col R
BPA Project Proposal Number 9131
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 Joe Hymer
Mailing Address 2108 Grand Blvd.
City, State, Zip Vancouver, WA 98661
Phone 3609066740
Fax 3609066777
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Survey the mainstem Columbia below The Dalles, John Day, and McNary dams to locate and quantify mainstem spawning populations of fall chinook…
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

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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. Construct hydraulic models for chum and fall chinook spawning area below Bonneville Dam and for potential fall chinook spawning areas below The Dalles, John Day, and McNary dams. a. Determine sampling design, establish reference marks and cross sections, survey real elevations to reference marks and cross sections.
. b. Measure four velocity distribution/water surface elevation/discharge data sets for each cross section.
. c. Characterize substrate.
. d. Build and calibrate hydraulic models for main channel and off-channel spawning and rearing areas and conduct hydraulic simulations.
. e. Determine flows required to protect spawning fish and/or redds
. f. Investigate the potential for stranding of juveniles based on rearing area morphology and magnitude and configuration of water level changes associated with hydrosystem operation
2. Describe habitat used by fall chinook and chum salmon and develop habitat suitability criteria. a. Measure depth, velocity, substrate, and temperature within spawning and rearing areas and near locations where fish are observed.
. b. Investigate hyporheic flow.
. c. Develop appropriate suitability functions.
3. Quantify spawning and rearing habitat available, used, and potential as a function of total river discharge. a. Develop habitat models to quantify spawning and rearing habitat over a range of river discharges.
. b. Relate available habitat area during spawning time period to actual habitat used to refine models and link habitat to observed numbers of fish and/or redds.
. c. Investigate spawning habitat potential over a range of river discharges, and over a range of downstream pool elevations for The Dalles, John Day, McNary tailraces.
4. Conduct habitat time-series analysis. a. Quantify spawning habitat during past spawning seasons and relate to estimates of returning adults to describe relationship.
. b. Evaluate the effect of various operational scenarios (hourly) on spawning habitat, and estimate associated production based on results from Task a.
5. Document findings a. Prepare annual progress reports and final report.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/99 08/01/01 40.0%
2 09/01/99 08/01/01 15.0%
3 09/01/99 08/01/01 15.0%
4 09/01/99 08/01/01 15.0%
5 09/01/00 08/01/01 15.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 21,038
Fringe $ 5,259
Supplies $ 4,000
Operating $ 5,900
Travel $ 5,867
Indirect $ 13,881
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 55,945

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 55,945
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 55,945
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 $ 58,742 $ 61,679
Total Outyear Budgets $ 58,742 $ 61,679

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Lack of an adequate flow range for calibrating hydraulic models, low numbers of returning fish might preclude development of habitat suitability criteria.

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


What spawning habitat characteristics are they looking for and how is that habitat affected by river discharge? Where did they come from? The goal is to answer this question by measuring the spawning habitat they select and using hydraulic and habitat models to quantify the effect of river discharge. These methods are consistent with those used by WDFW, ODFW, and USFWS in other areas of the Columbia River. Hydraulic and habitat conditions would be measured adequately to characterize the areas, and the data would be used to construct models to quantify spawning and rearing habitat for evaluation of the effect of river discharge. 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. Hydraulic and habitat models would be constructed as data collection is completed in each area. Data collection would likely not be completed until after the second season. Models and model results would began to be available during FY2000. What type of habitat do spawning and rearing fall chinook and chum salmon use, how much is there, how does river discharge and hydrosystem operation affect it, and and is the amount of habitat related to the number of fish? Habitat work conducted below Bonneville Dam would be similar to that discussed above for the other areas. In addition, we will quantify flows needed to protect spawning and incubating fall chinook and chum salmon during and following the spawning season.

Reviews and Recommendations

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