Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198811500

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 Yakima Hatchery Construction
BPA Project Proposal Number 198811500
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation
Business acronym (if appropriate) YIN - YFP

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Melvin R. Sampson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 151
City, State, Zip Toppenish, WA 98948-0151
Phone 5098656262
Fax 5098656293
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Test new supplementation techniques to increase natural production and improve harvest opportunities, while maintaining genetic fitness of salmonid populations; and Provide critical knowledge to resource managers throughout the Columbia River Basin.
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: 7.4K.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Biological Opinion for 1995-1998, Hatchery Operations in the Columbia River Basin, (NMFS 1995a) Biological Assessment of 1997-2001 Hatchery Operations of the ProTeposed Cle Elum Hatchery, December 1995 (BPA 1995) NMFS concurrance letter dated 04/01/96
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
8812001 Yakima/Klickita Fisheries Project Management Core Management/Admin. Support services for all YIN's YKFP Tasks.. No
9701300 Yakima Cle Elum Hatchery O&M O&M costs for Cle Elum Supple. and Research Facilities. Core facility for the Yakima Fisheries Project. No
9506300 Yakima/Klickitat M & E Program Covers the diverse M&E needs for the target species which are essential for the success of the YKFP. No
8812008 Fisheries Technician Field Activities Provides the essential technical support to fulfill the diverse needs of the YKFP i.e. M&E support, surveys, juvenile fac. operations, marking, etc. No
8821005 Fish Passage Video Monitoring Monitors, at Prosser and Roza dams, the adult salmonids returning to Yakima Basin. The need for this key M&E information is essential to YFP. No
9706200 Objectives & Strategies for Yakima Represents the modeling process, for iterative planning for species consistent with the Regional Assessment of Supplementation Project. No
9603301 Yakima River Fall Chinook Suppl-O&M Essential for YKFP's all stock initiative for experimental purposes for supplementation. No
9603302 Yakima River Coho Restoratin-O&M Essential for YKFP's all stock initiative for experimental purposes for supplementation. No
9506404 Policy/Tech Involvement/Planning - YKFP Supports the required co-manager process for the YKFP. No
9506406 Monitoring of Supplementation Response Variables for YKFP. Essential for adequate M&E planning and technical participation as co-manager of the YKFP. No
9506402 Upper Yakima Species Interaction Studies Vital M&E function relative to behavior of multi species within the Yakima Basin for the YKFP. Defines competitive/ecological interaction. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Complete all six wells and do thorough testing of them a. Testing will determine the level of RWCF that will be needed.
2. Evaluate, determine size, model, and other project required construction needs. b. After purchase, seek appropriate construction bids for installation/completion/testing.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/97 12/01/48 0.0%
2 10/01/98 12/01/48 100.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Capital Includes costs for River Water Cooling Facility (RWCF), subcontract(s) for installation and constru. $2,700,000
Indirect 23.5% uncertain @ this time $ 0
Subcontractor Ch2MHill; Unknown $ 0
Other $300,000
Other $300,000
Other $300,000
Total Itemized Budget $3,600,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $3,600,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $3,600,000
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

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Final completion/full testing of all the wells: Funding schedule.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


a. The operation and maintenance of the YKFP’s Cle Elum Research and Supplementation Facility (CERSF), including its three acclimation sites (to be constructed in the upper Yakima River Basin). b. The YKFP’s core objectives are as follows: 1. To test the hypothesis that new supplementation techniques can be used in the Yakima and Klickitat River Basins to increase natural production and to improve harvest opportunities, while maintaining the long-term genetic fitness of the wild and native salmonid populations and keeping adverse ecological interactions within acceptable limits. 2. To provide knowledge about the use of supplementation, so that it may be used to mitigate effects on anadromous fisheries throughout the Columbia River Basin; 3. To implement and be consistent with the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program; and 4. To implement the Project in a prudent and environmentally sound manner. 5. As YKFP continues to implement the all stock initiative, additional constructin requirements may be needed. The project is currently not at a stage where the construction needs can be identified, as requested in Section 5. Outyear costs, therefore, it was not answered. a. All activities conducted by the YKFP, including the operation and maintenance of the CERSF; are consistent with the NPPC’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program (“Program”) Measure 7.4K.1. d. Supplementation is defined as utilizing artificial propagation in an attempt to maintain or increase natural production while maintaining long-term fitness of the target population and while keeping ecological and genetic impacts on nontarget species within specified limits (RASP 1991). YKFP operations have been designed to test the principles of supplementation. Its experimental design has focused on the following critical uncertainties affecting hatchery production: 1) the survival of hatchery fish after release from the hatchery; 2) the impacts of hatchery fish as they compete with wild populations; and, 3) the effects of hatchery propagation on the long-term genetic fitness of fish stocks. One of the YKFP’s primary objectives is to provide regional resource managers with knowledge regarding these issues, and identify and apply improved methods for carrying out hatchery production and supplementation of natural production. The YKFP’s monitoring activities are intended evaluate the relative survival and success of various release groups of supplementation fish and to compare their success with that of naturally produced fish. e. The expected outcome of the project is to have supplementation fish return as adults in sufficient numbers, and to have a reproductive rate of success that will contribute to the enhancement of the natural populations. The first smolts will be released in 1999, and the majority of the adults will return in 2001 from that release. The project plans to evaluate several generations of releases to obtain a statistically significant result. A River Water Cooling Facility (RWCF) is planned for the Cle Elum Supplementation and Research Facility. THE RWCF will cool the warm Yakima River water during summer as required for fish rearing. The exact size and configuration of the RWCF will be determined after an extensive test on the facility well system is completed this summer. The well test will establish the amount of cold well water available to temper the warm river water. As a minimum, the RWCF will consist of pumps and heat exchangers that will cool the warm river water by transferring river water heat to the cooler hatchery discharge water. If the heat exchangers along with the available cold well water is not adequate to maintain the hatchery water at the required temperature, a mechanical chiller facility will be included as part of the RWCF. f. Project scientists and managers realize that effective monitoring is the key to a successful adaptive management program. The YKFP’s PSR and the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan lay out an integrated multi-level monitoring program for supplementing upper Yakima spring chinook. This structure ensures that strategies are implemented as intended, that experimental studies produce reliable results, and that risks associated with unresolved uncertainties are contained. The Project’s upper Yakima spring chinook monitoring plan addresses the following five monitoring categories: 1. Quality control will monitor the performance of the facilities and their operators. 2. Product specification attributes will be monitored at the Cle Elum facility, the acclimation ponds, and the juvenile monitoring facilities to determine whether the fish produced by the project meet goals with respect to: fish health; morphology (size and shape); behavior; and survival. 3. Research monitoring activities will be designed to test the performance of two treatments of artificially reared fish (OCT vs. SNT) and to compare their performance with naturally reared fish. Research monitoring would include measurements of performance in four main areas: o post-release survival (survival from time of release until the fish return to spawn); o reproductive success (number of offspring produced per spawner); o long-term fitness (genetic diversity and long-term stock productivity); and o ecological interactions (population abundance and distribution, growth rates, carrying capacity, survival rates, transfer of disease, and gene flow). 4. Risk containment, and 5. Monitoring of stock status. Details can be found in YKFP”s M&E Project #9506300.

Reviews and Recommendations

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