Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198712700

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 Smolt Monitoring By Non-Federal Agencies
BPA Project Proposal Number 198712700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Business acronym (if appropriate) PSMFC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Pam Kahut/Michele Dehart
Mailing Address 45 SE 82nd Dr., Suite 100
City, State, Zip Gladstone, OR 97027-2522
Phone 5036505400
Fax 5036505426
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Mainstem
Subbasin Mainstem
Short Description Daily passage data through the mainstem, Snake, Columbia and mid-Columbia rivers to facilitate fish passage management decisions is collected daily. Sampling and marking occur at six sites of the larger regional Smolt Monitoring Program.
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: NPPC Fish and Wildlife Program 3.6F. 10, Sections 303, 403b, 1403.2.8
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS Biological Opinion on Hydrosystem Operations, NMFS BO RPA Section 13a
Other Planning Document References

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: BiOp designation from 4/16/03 budget estimates spreadsheet.
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
8401400 Smolt Monitoring at Federal Dams Critical Component No
940330 Fish Passage Center Critical Component No
9602000 1997 Hatchery Pit Tag Study Critical Component No
8332300 Smolt Condition & Arrival Timing Critical Component No
8906500 Missing Mark Groups Logistics No
9008000 PITAGIS Critical Component No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Smolt Monitoring - Lower Granite a. Sample Smolts in Sample System
. b. Monitor Gas Bubble Symtoms
. c. Transmit Data to FPC
2. Smolt Monitoring - McNary a. Sample Smolts in Sample System
. b. Monitor Gas Bubble Symtoms
. c. Transmit Data to FPC
3. Smolt Monitoring - Little Goose a. Sample Smolts in Sample System
. b. Monitor Gas Bubble Symtoms
. c. Transmit Data to FPC
4. Smolt Monitoring - Grande Ronde a. Sample Smolts in Sample System
. b. Apply PIT Tags
. c. Transmit Data to FPC
5. Hanford Reach Monitoring a. Apply PIT Tags
6. Smolt Monitoring - Lower Monumental a. Sample Smolts in Sample System
. b. Monitor Gas Bubble Symtoms
. c. Transmit Data to FPC
7. Smolt Monitoring - Rock Island a. Sample Migrants in Sample System
. b. Monitor Gas Bubble Symtoms
. c. Apply PIT Tags
. d. Transmit Data to FPC

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/99 11/01/99 21.2%
2 03/01/99 12/01/99 24.6%
3 04/01/99 11/01/99 8.9%
4 03/01/99 06/01/99 18.5%
5 03/01/99 07/01/99 2.1%
6 04/01/99 11/01/99 5.6%
7 04/01/99 09/01/99 19.1%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $692,690
Fringe $146,787
Supplies $109,623
Operating These numbers are combined w/supplies $ 0
Capital Copy Machine $ 3,150
Tag 27,642 $ 80,162
Travel $ 33,339
Indirect $196,670
Subcontractor WDFW; ODFW; Chelan PUD $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $1,262,421

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,262,421
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,262,421
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 $1,325,542 $1,391,819 $1,461,410 $1,534,481
Total Outyear Budgets $1,325,542 $1,391,819 $1,461,410 $1,534,481

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Unknown

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The smolt monitoring program (SMP) 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, traps, and dams provide measures of smolt speed and in-river survival through key index reaches. Fish quality, descaling, and gas bubble trauma measures are taken on samples of fish collected at each monitoring site, and provide indicators of the health of the run. 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. The 1998 SMP incorporates the Hatchery PIT Tag Study, referred to in the SMP as the Comparative Survival Study, for evaluating adult return rates of smolts emigrating under the BiOp mitigation measures in place for the current year.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Yes

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Incomplete: Minor - include staff qualifications

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$1,262,421 $1,325,542 $1,391,819

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Inadequate proposal, adequate purpose
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
The reviewers endorse the purpose of the study, but comment that it does not adequately relate the intended work to other smolt monitoring projects or to the basinwide Fish and Wildlife Program. Objectives and methods for data collection and monitoring are not adequately described. Vitae of key personnel are missing.

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 States Marine Fisheries Commission) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

Sponsor (Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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