Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198506200

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

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Evaluate the Effectiveness of Fish Screens
BPA Project Proposal Number 198506200
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Business acronym (if appropriate) PNNL

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Duane A. Neitzel
Mailing Address K6-85, P.O. Box 999
City, State, Zip Richland, WA 99352
Phone 5093760602
Fax 5093723515
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Evaluate the biologic and hydrologic effectiveness of juvenile fish passage facilities that were designed to correct structural problems at irrigation diversion dams, canals and ditches that interfered with the passage of anadromous fish.
Target Species

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: Council Measure 7.11 (NPPC 1994) which follows from previous Council Measures [Section 800 (NPPC 1987) and Section 900 (NPPC 1984)]
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NA
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. On-Site Evaluations Yakima Basin and other Fish Screens a. Monitor operations, flows, screens and seals to determine if they provide safe, efficient fish bypass.
. b. Support cooperating agencies in evaluating new or revised screen designs as they are developed and in addressing site-specific concerns at fish screen facilities as they are identified.
2. Use of Behaviorial Barriers at Fish Screening Facilities to Enhance Fish Protection a. Use PNNL screen facility to test sound, light, or other behavioral barriers to improve screen efficiency.
. b. Assess potential to use behavoral barriers at irrigation diversions. Perform engineering analysis to determine the most cost effective means of delivering sound stimulus in irrigation canals.
3. Fish Screening Information Access via Electronic Networks a. PNNL screen evaluation reports will be placed on a website and linked to BPA and other cooperating agency sebsites.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 66.7%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 31.7%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 1.7%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel based on CY1999 estimate $ 95,969
Fringe based on CY1999 estimate $ 55,783
Supplies based on CY1999 estimate $ 61,556
Travel based on FY1998 estimate $ 12,847
Indirect based on FY1998 estimate $ 73,844
Subcontractor None $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $299,999

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $299,999
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $299,999
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 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000
Total Outyear Budgets $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 $300,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The Task 1 schedule is constrained by the irrigation season and spring outmigration. Monitoring must begin before canals are filled with water. The Task 2 schedule is constrained by the availability of juvenile sized salmonids.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


This project has been in place since 1985. The project objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of fish protection facilities as they built and revisit screens to ensure that the screens continue to protect fish after years of operation. The Council’s Program includes actions to correct structural problems at irrigation diversion dams, canals and ditches that interfere with the passage of anadromous fish. Evaluations are guided by provisions of Council Measure 7.11 (NPPC 1994) which follows from previous Council Measures [Section 800 (NPPC 1987) and Section 900 (NPPC 1984)]. Video cameras and multidirectional flow meters, will be used to monitor screen facilities to determine if the sites are equipped to provide safe fish passage and operated within design limits. Fyke nets will be placed in the canals to determine if the sites are maintained in a “fish-tight” condition. Design improvements for fish screens will be tested using salmonids in controlled behavioral and conditional response tests. During the irrigation season (March-October), we expect to monitor fish behavior and document sedimentation, debris buildup, and flow-patterns at all Phase II screens and any other screens requested by the BPA or other agencies. Information collected will be presented to BPA as technical reports and open literature publications. Additionally, results will be sent to other agencies involved with screening facilities. Reports will be placed at and Problems with operations and maintenance will be reported immediately to agencies responsible for daily operation of a screening facility.

Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Pass (Fundable)
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Management Issue: Suggest that this project is combined with projects 9105700, 9107500, and 9200900. Should be one proposal with multiple objectives.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$100,000 $100,000 $100,000
Do not need the extensive monitoring every year - need sponsor to increase effectiveness

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal is well written, but should describe the positive results that will be obtained. The Phase I and II screen projects are not well described. The proposal addresses a definite problem and proposes a good way to approach it. BPA should review the budget.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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