Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198332300

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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
Title Type File Size File Date


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Monitor Smolts at the Head of Lower Granite Reservoir and Lower Granite Dam
BPA Project Proposal Number 198332300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Edwin Buettner
Mailing Address 1540 Warner Ave.
City, State, Zip Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone 2087993475
Fax 2087995012
E-mail ebuettne@idfg.state.id.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Mainstem
Subbasin Mainstem
 
Short Description Operate fish traps; monitor migration timing and relative passage index; PIT tag groups of smolts to provide in-season travel time and survival information, including collection of data required for BiOP implementation and decision path determinations.
Target Species Snake River spring, summer, and fall chinook salmon and summer steelhead trout.


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: 5.9A.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS BO RPA Sec.13a and 13f
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8712700 NWPPC Slt Monitoring by non-Federal entities Key Component: This project provides in-season management information for flow and passage management No
9403300 Fish Passage Center Key Component: Provides in-season management information to FPC for flow and passage management No
9107300 IDFG 'Idaho Natural Produciton Monitoring/Evaluation' Key Component: Uses project data to generate estimates of survival from point of release to head of L Granite pool No
9008000 PSMFC Columbia Basin PIT Tag Information System Key Component: Provide PIT Tag information to PTAGIS on a daily basis during outmigration. Idaho Representative to PIT Tag Steering Committee. No
9701000 BPA Essential M&E Infrastructure-PIT Tag Monitor Procurement and Inst. Key Component: Idaho Representative to the ISO Transition Planning Team No
8740100 USGS Travel time and Survival Smolt Physiology Key Component: Provide PIT-tagged sample fish No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Provide daily trap catch data and a smolt passage index at the head of Lwr Granite Res and the Lwr Salmon R a. Install Snake and Salmon R. traps and have operational by March 10
1. Provide daily trap catch data and a smolt passage index at the head of Lwr Granite Res and the Lwr Salmon R b. Collect trap catch, hatchery vs wild breakdown, and PIT-tag interrogation data daily
1. Provide daily trap catch data and a smolt passage index at the head of Lwr Granite Res and the Lwr Salmon R c. Report trap information to FPC daily
2. Provide an interrogation site for PIT-tagged smolts a. Install and maintain PIT-tag detection systems on the Snake and Salmon R. traps
2. Provide an interrogation site for PIT-tagged smolts b. Interrogate all fish collected at the traps for PIT-tags
2. Provide an interrogation site for PIT-tagged smolts c. Report all interrogartion files to PTAGIS within 24 hours of file closure
3. Determine travel time of PIT-tagged smolts from the point of release to the smolt traps a. Obtain release information for the various PIT-tag groups and calculate travel time to the traps
4. PIT tag daily groups of chinook and steelhead for travel time and survival indices from traps to downstream dams a. PIT tag 200 to 600 wild chinook, hatchery chinook and hatchery steelhead and 200 wild steelhead daily at each trap
4. PIT tag daily groups of chinook and steelhead for travel time and survival indices from traps to downstream dams b. Submit PIT-tag tagging files daily to PTAGIS
5. Determine travel time for hatchery or wild chinook and steelhead smolts from traps to Lwr Granite and detection rate at all dams a. Retrieve PIT-tag recovery and travel time data from PTAGIS
5. Determine travel time for hatchery or wild chinook and steelhead smolts from traps to Lwr Granite and detection rate at all dams b. Calculate migration rate and detection rate information for each daily release group
6. Correlate smolt migration rate with river flow a. Calculate median migration rate from point of release to traps
6. Correlate smolt migration rate with river flow b. Calculate median migration rate from traps to Lwr Granite Dam for each daily PIT-tag group.
6. Correlate smolt migration rate with river flow c. Statistically analyse data to determine the relation between median migration rate and mean discharge during the median migration period
6. Correlate smolt migration rate with river flow d. Determine if there is a yearly variation in the migration rate and discharge relation
7. Evaluate timing of returning adult wild and natural steelhead crossing Lwr Granite Dam a. Retieve PIT-tag data on returning adults from PTAGIS and analyse
8. Analyze data and produce annual report a. Conduct statistical analysis and produce annual report
9. Provide fish collection , in excess of SMP needs, for other research projects in the basin as needed .
10. Maintain all equipment prior to the field season a. Do all trap maintenance and repair
10. Maintain all equipment prior to the field season b. Do all boat maintenance and repairs
10. Maintain all equipment prior to the field season c. Do all PIT tag and computer maintenance and repair
11. IDFG representative to PIT Tag Steering Committee and ISO Transition Planning Team a.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/99 06/01/99 15.0%
2 03/01/99 06/01/99 0.1%
3 03/01/99 06/01/99 0.1%
4 03/01/99 06/01/99 15.0%
5 07/01/99 12/01/99 13.0%
6 07/01/99 12/01/99 10.0%
7 03/01/99 12/01/99 0.1%
8 07/01/99 03/01/00 13.0%
9 03/01/99 12/01/99 0.7%
10 01/01/99 12/01/99 30.0%
11 01/01/99 12/01/99 3.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $160,800
Fringe $ 51,700
Operating $129,200
Capital Includes two PIT tagging laptop computers needed because of ISO transition @ $2,500 ea $ 10,000
Tag 20,000 $ 58,000
Travel $ 6,000
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $415,700


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $415,700
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $415,700
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 $436,500 $458,300 $481,200 $505,300
Total Outyear Budgets $436,500 $458,300 $481,200 $505,300
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The Smolt Monitoring Program (SMP), which is mandated in the Northwest Power Planning Council’s (NPPC) Program, provides data on movement of smolts out of major drainages and past the series of dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers. Indices of migration strength and migration timing are provided for the run-at-large at key monitoring sites. In addition, marked smolts from hatcheries and traps provide measures of smolt speed and in-river survival through key index reaches. These data are used for in-season operational decisions relative to flow and spill management, particularly during periods when spill is being provided to improve smolt passage. This project, as part of the SMP, provides important information on salmon and steelhead movement at the upper end of the Snake River’s series of dams. Fish PIT-tagged at these sites are used to measure migration speed in key reaches of the Snake and Columbia rivers. The determination of the current year’s migration timing of ESA listed Snake River salmonid stocks is a key aspect of the year’s in-season SMP management decisions. Also documented, is the arrival timing of anadromous smolts at the head of Lwr Granite pool and the migration timing and rate through the Snake and Salmon rivers and Snake and Columbia River reservoirs using the PIT-tagged juveniles captured and marked at the Salmon and Snake River traps. This information is critical for in-season management decisions relative to operations of the FCRPS for fish protection, flow augmentation, facility power operations, fish collections, and transportation programs.


Reviews and Recommendations

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