Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199106700

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 Idaho Water Rental: Resident Fish and Wildlife Impacts Phase III
BPA Project Proposal Number 199106700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Eric Leitzinger
Mailing Address 600 S. Walnut, P.O. Box 25
City, State, Zip Boise, ID 83707
Phone 2083344888
Fax 2083342114
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Snake
Subbasin Upper Snake, Boise, Payette
Short Description Quantify changes in resident fish and wildlife habitat in the upper Snake basin resulting from the release of water (427,000 acre-feet) from upper Snake River reservoirs (upstream of Hell’s Canyon Dam complex) for anadromous fish flow augmentation.
Target Species bull trout, redband/rainbow trout, white sturgeon, mountain whitefish, Yellowstone cutthroat

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. Coordinate with federal, state and tribal agencies to ensure that duplication of work does not occur in local efforts explore water management opportunities in the upper Snake River basin for salmon flow augmentation. a. IDFG continue consulting with interagency work group & tech group to further refine goals & objectives.
. b. Coordinate with sub-regional planning efforts, and act as a clearinghouse for water rental/flow information. This includes tracking and summarizing salmon flow augmentation releases.
. c. Assist coordination/integration of BPA funded IDFG resident fish & wildlife programs in Upper Snake drainage and BOR's Snake River Resources Review into cohesive approach to water/fisheries management in Snake R. system.
2. Determine impacts to resident fish habitat in upper Snake for key native fish species resulting from salmon flow augmentation releases and make recommendations that will maximize benefits to resident native fish.. a. Gather all existing habitat versus flow relationship data for the upper Snake River and analyze and analyze its utility for estimating resident fish habitat changes resulting from salmon flow augmentation releases.
. b. Annually, estimate the impacts to key native, resident fish species (in WUA) in the upper Snake River upstream of Brownlee Reservoir resulting from salmon flow augmentation releases.
. c. Based on the results of task 2.2, recommend timing and volumes of salmon flow releases that maximize benefits to native resident fish species.
3. Develop a model that estimates changes in fish habitat (WUA) in the upper Snake River upstream of Brownlee Reservoir resulting from salmon flow augmentation releases. a. Work with the technical subgroup to develop and test this model.
4. Investigate methodology/feasibility of 1) large river habitat/flow survey & 2) quantifying fish habitat in Snake R. Basin reservoirs to estimate & evaluate impacts to resident fish by release salmon flow in upper Snake drainage. a. Conduct a literature search on the state of the art methodology. Get properly trained in the techniques
. b. Identify and prioritize reaches of the river where data is lacking.
. c. Coordinate activities with other state, federal, tribal, and public entities such as the Basin and Watershed Advisory groups, Bureau of Reclamation’s Snake River Resources Review etc.
5. Prepare an annual report. a. Prepare a draft report and circulate for comments.
. b. Incorporate comments into final report.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 13.0%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 60.0%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 2.0%
4 10/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%
5 01/01/99 09/01/99 20.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 58,000
Fringe $ 18,000
Supplies $ 5,300
Operating $ 4,000
Capital $ 4,000
Travel $ 9,000
Indirect $ 20,700
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $119,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $119,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $119,000
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 $120,000 $120,000 $125,000 $125,000
Total Outyear Budgets $120,000 $120,000 $125,000 $125,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Model development is dependent on cooperation from BOR and progress of BOR’s Snake River Resources Review project. The lack of habitat versus flow data for the upper Snake River Basin. Another constraint may be reluctance on part of the BOR and/or Idaho Power to implement recommended release strategies. A major milestone was the updated recommendations on the release of the salmon flow augmentation water to benefit resident fish (Leitzinger, in press).

Section 6. References

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Section 7. Abstract


Section 2.2E.7 of the FWP asks the fish managers to address the trade-offs between resident fish and wildlife affected by upriver reservoir releases and anadromous fish affected by flow augmentation releases. Section 5.5A.1 calls on the states and tribes to review, compile, and submit information on impacts of anadromous flow augmentation on resident fish and wildlife. The overall goal of the project is to quantify the impacts of the salmon flow augmentation releases on resident fish habitat (expressed in weighted usable area - WUA) in the Snake River upstream of Brownlee Reservoir and implement recommendations that result in improved resident fish habitat. The focus is on weak native stocks (white sturgeon and rainbow trout). This project will submit that information. Evaluation of the impacts is done by using existing habitat versus flow relationships from previous IFIM studies. Changes in WUA due to increased flows from salmon flow releases are estimated. Timing of releases and WUA changes are compared to known critical time periods for fish. Also, flows with and without the salmon flow releases are compared to recommended minimum flows to determine if the salmon flow releases help meet or exceed these recommended minimums. The expected outcomes include an accurate history of the salmon flow releases, estimates of changes in fish habitat, recommended release strategies to improve resident fish habitat, implementation of these recommendations, and a model that can simulate the salmon flow releases and can be used to evaluate the trade-offs of different release strategies.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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