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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

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Imnaha River Smolt Monitoring Program Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 198712703
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Paul Kucera
Mailing Address P.O. Box 365
City, State, Zip Lapwai, ID 83540
Phone 2088437320 2
Fax 2088437322
E-mail paulk@nezperce.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Imnaha
 
Short Description Operate Imnaha River smolt trap(s) to provide information (condition, performance, survival) on spring emigration of wild & hatchery chinook & steelhead smolts from the Imnaha River.
Target Species Natural and Hatchery Summer Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Trout


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

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. Determine the spring outmigration timing of chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts at the Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. a. Operate the outmigrant trap daily (5 days/week) from March 15 to June 5 to determine the timing of anadromous salmonid smolt emigration.
1. Determine the spring outmigration timing of chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts at the Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. b. Subsample the fish catch to collect length, weight, species catch composition, and fish condition of hatchery and wild chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts.
1. Determine the spring outmigration timing of chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts at the Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. c. Calculate fish condition factors for spring emigrating wild and hatchery chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts and report general fish health.
1. Determine the spring outmigration timing of chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts at the Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. d. Determine the spring outmigration timing of wild and hatchery chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts in the Imnaha River.
1. Determine the spring outmigration timing of chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts at the Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. e. Report outmigration information to the FPC two times per week by 1600 hours in a standard format determined by the FPC.
2. Determine the outmigration timing and travel time of previously PIT tagged wild and hatchery chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead trout smolts through interrogation at the lower Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. a. Obtain release time and tag information for previously PIT tagged wild and hatchery chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts fom ODFW and the NPT.
2. Determine the outmigration timing and travel time of previously PIT tagged wild and hatchery chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead trout smolts through interrogation at the lower Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. b. Interrogate all fish collected at the trap for the presence of PIT tags.
2. Determine the outmigration timing and travel time of previously PIT tagged wild and hatchery chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead trout smolts through interrogation at the lower Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. c. Determine the outmigration timing and travel time o previously PIT tagged wild and hatchery chinook salmon smolts and hatchery steelhead trout smolts at the Imnaha River trap.
2. Determine the outmigration timing and travel time of previously PIT tagged wild and hatchery chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead trout smolts through interrogation at the lower Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. d. Estimate the relative survival of PIT tagged hatchery chinook salmon smolts recaptured at the Imnaha River trap (SURPH model).
2. Determine the outmigration timing and travel time of previously PIT tagged wild and hatchery chinook salmon and hatchery steelhead trout smolts through interrogation at the lower Imnaha River trap from March 15 to June 5. e. Report all interrogation files to PTAGIS within 48 hours.
3. Determine the outmigration timing, travel time and recovery rate of wild and hatchery steelhead trout PIT tagged fom the Imnha River through the Snake River and other Columbia River dams. a. PIT tag 1,400 actively outmigrating wild steelhead trout smolts (200 fish/week) over a seven week period.
3. Determine the outmigration timing, travel time and recovery rate of wild and hatchery steelhead trout PIT tagged fom the Imnha River through the Snake River and other Columbia River dams. b. PIT tag 3,200 actively outmigrating hatchery reared steelhead trout smolts (60 fish/week) over a five week period; with 200 tags for one week tagging. PIT tag release groups of 600 fish are to be tagged over a one to three day period if possible.
3. Determine the outmigration timing, travel time and recovery rate of wild and hatchery steelhead trout PIT tagged fom the Imnha River through the Snake River and other Columbia River dams. c. Edit and validate all PIT tag files using PITVAL before submission to PTAGIS.
3. Determine the outmigration timing, travel time and recovery rate of wild and hatchery steelhead trout PIT tagged fom the Imnha River through the Snake River and other Columbia River dams. d. Upload PIT tagging files to PTAGIS within 48 hours.
3. Determine the outmigration timing, travel time and recovery rate of wild and hatchery steelhead trout PIT tagged fom the Imnha River through the Snake River and other Columbia River dams. e. Retrieve PIT tag recovery and travel time data from PTAGIS for Snake River and other Columbia River dams.
3. Determine the outmigration timing, travel time and recovery rate of wild and hatchery steelhead trout PIT tagged fom the Imnha River through the Snake River and other Columbia River dams. f. Calculate outmigration timing of PIT tagged wild and hatchery steelhead trout smolts from the Imnaha River to Snake River and Columbia River dams.
3. Determine the outmigration timing, travel time and recovery rate of wild and hatchery steelhead trout PIT tagged fom the Imnha River through the Snake River and other Columbia River dams. g. Determine the travel time and recovery rates of PIT tagged wild and hatchery steelhead trout smolts to Lower Granite Dam.
3. Determine the outmigration timing, travel time and recovery rate of wild and hatchery steelhead trout PIT tagged fom the Imnha River through the Snake River and other Columbia River dams. h. Estimate the survival of PIT tagged wild and hatchery stelhead trout smolts, to Lower Granite Dam and other dams as release group size allows.
4. Provide a final report summarizing results of Imnaha River smolt monitoring studies. a. Prepare a final report of all spring smolt monitoring activities conducted in the Imnaha River during the monitoring period.
5. Manage and coordinate the PIT tag database for the Nez Perce Tribe. a. Manage the PIT tag database for this project and provide reports for management review.
5. Manage and coordinate the PIT tag database for the Nez Perce Tribe. b. Coordinate all NPT PIT tagging projects with appropriate state, Tribal and federal agencies.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/99 01/01/20 30.0%
2 03/01/99 01/01/20 30.0%
3 03/01/99 01/01/20 30.0%
1 06/01/99 01/01/20 35.0%
2 06/01/99 01/01/20 35.0%
3 06/01/99 01/01/20 35.0%
4 09/01/99 01/01/20 35.0%
5 09/01/99 01/01/20 35.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 82,733
Fringe $ 15,275
Supplies $ 12,840
Tag $ 13,340
Travel $ 11,864
Indirect $ 36,200
Subcontractor $ 0
Other $ 3,000
Total Itemized Budget $175,252


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $175,252
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $175,252
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 $199,000 $188,000 $191,000 $193,000
Total Outyear Budgets $199,000 $188,000 $191,000 $193,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Constraints are associated with the ability to effectively fish traps during high water discharge and debris loads in the Imnaha River relative to safe smolt trap operations. Additional resources to modify the trap site into a permanent facility would allow greater effectiveness, reliability and ability to comprehensively monitor juvenile and smolt emigration, yield and survival of natural and hatchery chinook salmon and steelhead trout.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The Imnaha River smolt monitoring program provides tributary specific in-season information on the spring outmigration timing, travel time, and relative survival of natural and hatchery chinook salmon and steelhead trout smolts from the Imnaha River to Sanke River and Columbia River dams. Salmon managers use this information to base in-season water budget and spill requests and management. The smolt monioring program is mandated by the Northwest Power Planning Council’s program for water budget and spill mangement and to evaluate future drawdown of Lower Granite Reservoir. It further directs the Fish Passage Center to: 1) plan and implement the annual SMP program, 2) develop and implement flow and spill requests, and 3) monitor and analyze smolt monitoring results to assist in water budget and spill planning and reporting. Data from the Imnaha River assists in these directives. Expected outcome is providing information on the outmigration timing of smolts from the Imnaha River and dam arrival timing, daily fish condition and smolt performance characteristics past the series of hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Indices of migration strength and timing are provided for Imnaha River smolts at key monitoring sites. Fish quality and descaling information are also collected and provide indicators of the health of emigrating smolts. PIT tagged smolts provide measures of smolt travel time and estimates of in-river survival through key index reaches. These tributary specific 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 and survival. Results of each years investigations are provided in an annual report format for review and dissemination.


Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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