Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198740700

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Dworshak Impacts/M&E & Biological-Integrated Rule Curves
BPA Project Proposal Number 198740700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name David P. Statler
Mailing Address 3404 Hwy. 12
City, State, Zip Orofino, ID 83544
Phone 2084767417
Fax 2084760719
E-mail statlerd@clearwater.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
 
Short Description Obtains data to monitor and evaluate the impacts of Dworshak Dam operations on the reservoir ecosystem and to formulate biological/integrated rule curves.
Target Species bull trout (proposed ESA listing ) westslope cutthroat trout kokanee smallmouth bass


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): resident


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. Collect/assemble/develop biological and integrated rule curves for Dworshak Reservoir intended to maintain productivity of reservoir ecosystem & serve other multipurpose needs. Operational objectives & baseline data will monitor response to oper. changes. a. Characterize reservoir thermodynamics.
1. Collect/assemble/develop biological and integrated rule curves for Dworshak Reservoir intended to maintain productivity of reservoir ecosystem & serve other multipurpose needs. Operational objectives & baseline data will monitor response to oper. changes. b. Characterize primary production and loss under various operating conditions.
1. Collect/assemble/develop biological and integrated rule curves for Dworshak Reservoir intended to maintain productivity of reservoir ecosystem & serve other multipurpose needs. Operational objectives & baseline data will monitor response to oper. changes. c. Characterize zooplankton densities and loss under various operating conditions.
1. Collect/assemble/develop biological and integrated rule curves for Dworshak Reservoir intended to maintain productivity of reservoir ecosystem & serve other multipurpose needs. Operational objectives & baseline data will monitor response to oper. changes. d. Characterize benthic invertebrate densities relative to reservoir operations.
2. Develop rule curve model a. Process subcontract for modeling efforts.
2. Develop rule curve model b. Provide data, including kokanee entrainment data obtained by IDFG, to subcontracted modeler and work with modeler for biological and integrated rule curve development.
2. Develop rule curve model c. Work with modeler to refine and calibrate rule curve modeling.
2. Develop rule curve model d. Collect data and provide to modeler for refinement and calibration.
3. Implement rule curve. a. Present proposed rule curve to NPPC for approval and adoption.
3. Implement rule curve b. Monitor rule curve implementation.
4. Monitor and evaluate the response of the reservoir ecosystem to rule curve implementation. a. Monitor primary production, secondary production, and kokanee entrainment.
5. Promote informed fishery resource decisions pertaining to Dworshak Reservoir operations by providing technical input to pertinent regional water management fora. a. Participate in pre-season planning and in-season meetings of the Fish Passage Advisory and other fora that have direct bearing on Dworshak Reservoir operations.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/93 12/01/99 50.0%
2 06/01/98 06/01/00 15.0%
3 09/01/00 12/01/73 15.0%
4 01/01/01 12/01/73 10.0%
5 01/01/93 12/01/10 10.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $116,957
Fringe $ 25,712
Supplies $ 2,110
Operating $ 17,388
Travel $ 1,900
Indirect $ 47,908
Subcontractor $ 38,025
Total Itemized Budget $250,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $250,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $250,000
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 $250,000 $400,000 $250,000 $200,000
Total Outyear Budgets $250,000 $400,000 $250,000 $200,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Successful scheduling may be influenced by the amount of effort required to calibrate the rule curve modeling effort to compensate for unforeseen influences on reservoir dynamics. Additional data needs for calibration or other purposes may extend the planning phase. Listing of weak native stocks (e.g., bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout) would increase ESA coordination costs, could increase the cost of fish sampling


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The underlying goal for this project is to maintain the productive health of Dworshak Reservoir for resident fish while serving other multi-purpose needs, such as flood control, power production and flow augmentation for anadromous fish. This project is directly relevant to Section 10.3C.6 of the September 13, 1995, amended Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, which authorizes BPA to: "In consultation with the Nez Perce Tribe and appropriate state agencies, fund research, monitoring and evaluation activities to determine the potential impacts of multipurpose flow operations on resident fish in Dworshak Reservoir. This information will be used to develop analytical methods, such as biological and/or integrated rule curves for reservoir operations similar to those developed by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MDFWP) for Hungry Horse and Libby reservoirs." We are applying HRMOD modeling/rule curve approach developed by the MDFWP for Hungry Horse Reservoir. The expected outcome is to identify an operational strategy for Dworshak Dam to mimic the downstream natural hydrograph (beneficial to endangered Snake River salmon spawning, rearing and migration) and maintain a productive reservoir environment for resident fish, including native bull trout and westslope cutthroat trout. The target date for rule curve formulation and submittal to the Northwest Power Planning Council is 2001. After the proposed operational rule curve is officially adopted by the Northwest Power Planning Council, and the rule curve is applied, results will be monitored and evaluated by pre- and post-rule curve primary and secondary production indicators, and kokanee entrainment estimates.


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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