Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 198902401

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 Juvenile Salmonid Outmigration and Survival in the Lower Umatilla
BPA Project Proposal Number 198902401
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Richard Carmichael
Mailing Address 211 Inlow Hall, EOU, 1410 “L” Avenue
City, State, Zip La Grande, OR 97850
Phone 5419623777
Fax 5419623849
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Umatilla
Short Description Determine migration patterns, evaluate health, estimate abundance and survival of outmigrating juvenile salmonids in the Umatilla River; investigate effect of environmental variables on fish migration and video-document passage at Three Mile Falls Dam.
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: 7.0C.4, 7.1C, 7.2D, 7.2D.1, 7.4I, 7.4I.1, 7.4L, 7.4L.1, 7.10, 7.10A.2
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: No biological opinions have addressed the Umatilla River Outmigration Study
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
9000500 Umatilla Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation - hatchery effectiveness Migration monitoring provides data on in-basin migration success of different rearing/release strategies No
8343600 Umatilla Passage O&M -passage facility O&M Study results provide information on juvenile fish passage problems at Three Mile Falls Dam No
9000501 Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation - natural production success Lower river monitoring provides information on species life history, abundance, survival; supplements PIT tagging of natural steelhead. No
88022 Umatilla River Basin Trap and Haul Program-collect/transport juvenile fish Sampling at Westland Canal trap provides species composition and weight data for transport operations No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine migration parameters, migrant abundance, health, survival of juvenile salmonids a. Analyze and compile 4 years of migration data for hatchery and natural salmonids into a final document.
1. b. Compile 4 years of injury and health data for hatchery and natural salmonids into a final document..
1. c. Analyze flow, temperature, turbidity and fish migration data to determine effects on migration and survival.l
2. Sample fish at Westland Canal during Trap and Haul operations a. Compile species composition and condition data collected at Westland Canal from 1995 - 1998; Summarize data from transport evaluation tests from 1996 - 1997.
3. Determine passage routes of juvenile fish at Three Mile Falls Dam a. Review and analyze video recorded tapes of juvenile migrant passage at the east-bank fish ladder.
4. Participate in PIT tag studies on hatchery and natural fish a. Analyze PIT tag data collected in 1997 to determine release site effects on survival of hatchery fish.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 60.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 5.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/99 15.0%
4 10/01/98 09/01/99 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 94,867
Fringe $ 34,152
Supplies $ 1,000
Operating $ 8,791
Travel $ 4,160
Indirect $ 32,740
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $175,710

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $175,710
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $175,710
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: Time required to complete annual progress report for 1998 and final completion report for project years 1994 - 1998 may extend date beyond 9/1999.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Projects to enhance and reestablish salmonid populations in the Umatilla River are addressed in the FWP as contributers to the Council’s goal of increasing Columbia River basin salmon returns. This project’s goal is to determine the overall effectiveness of the fisheries rehabilitation plan by evaluating the outmigration success of hatchery and natural juvenile salmonids in the lower Umatilla River. It provides knowledge for adaptive management of hatchery, river, and canal operations and supplements and complements ongoing or completed evaluations of specific rehabilitation projects. Specific project objectives include 1) determining migrant abundance, migration patterns, health, and survival of species or races of fish respresenting different hatchery rearing and release strategies and natural production groups, and investigating relationships between environmental variables and fish migration, 2) sampling fish during summer transport operations, 3) determining routes used by juvenile fish to pass Three Mile Falls Dam, and 4) conducting PIT tag studies to determine release site effects on fish survival. Year-round monitoring uses various traps for which species-specific efficiencies are determined to estimate migrant abundance and survival of juvenile fish. Fish are sampled daily to obtain biological information and assess seasonal trends. We use video and sampling to assess passage routes of juvenile fish past Three Mile Falls Dam. Results will provide estimates of abundance and survival for specific groups of fish, descriptions of daily and seasonal migration patterns, the relationships between fish movement and river variables, determinations of fish health and condition , and an overview of passage dynamics at Three Mile Falls Dam.

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:
Return to Sponsor for Revision
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Technical Issue: Same as original FY98 proposal – need to provide the additional information that was provided in FY98, plus an explanation of new work in FY99 resulting from FY98 funding.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
Funding increase described in the proposal revision

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Adequate proposal, adequate purpose as a set
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal included a good explanation of hypotheses, assumptions and products. However, hypothesis three is inadequate, and technical justification is weak. The proposal referred extensively to other documents but did not give a complete explanation of why we need to know about juvenile migration and what problem will it solve. The project should be coordinated with Umatilla satellite facility project 8343500. Four years most likely will not provide enough time to develop a solid database and draw conclusions. The study should extend one generation beyond the February 1996 flood. Publication of results should include more than just an annual report.

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 (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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