Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199300802

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 Symptoms of GBT Induced in Salmon by TDGS of the Columbia and Snake Rivers
BPA Project Proposal Number 199300802
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Business acronym (if appropriate) CRITFC
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Dr. Thomas W.H. Backman
Mailing Address 729 NE Oregon St., Suite 200
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97232
Phone 5037311267
Fax 5037314228
E-mail TWHB@aol.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Mainstem
Subbasin Mainstem
 
Short Description Study the distribution of fish in relation to total dissolved gas levels, and the resulting GBD effects on the juvenile and adult salmon of the Columbia and Snake rivers.
Target Species All


Project Location

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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: 5.6E.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS BO RPA Sec. 16 + waivers
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

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Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Measure the frequency and severity of GBT symptoms in adult salmonids as part of the adult monitoring project. .
. a. Continue to conduct sampling at the Bonneville Dam Fisheries and Engineering Research Laboratory
. b. Implement full sampling program at available ceremonial and subsistence fishing sites.
2. Measure the frequency and severity of GBT symptoms in in-river juvenile salmonids. .
. a. Determine the frequency and severity of GBT symptoms in the forebay and tailrace of Lower Columbia River and Snake River dams.
. b. Determine the frequency and severity of GBT symptoms in in-river juvenile salmonids at other suspected "hot spots"
3. Validate multi-factor regression tool developed from data collected and analyzed from a full scale, multi-factor experiment. .
. a. Identify and validate the horizontal and vertical distribution patterns of juvenile salmonids and determine the proportion of smolts above the depth of compensation for prevailing TDG levels in the Columbia or Snake river reservoir.
. b. Identify and validate TDGS and other physical measures along with fish distribution (a) and GBD signs (c).
. c. Identify and validate the prevelance and severity of GBD in smolts.
. d. Integrate results of this study with other multi-factor studies relating to TDGS levels, depth of fish as determined by radio tracking, occurrence of GBD in smots, and survival studies to validate the predictions from a structued regression analysis.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/99 12/01/99 10.0%
2 05/01/99 04/01/00 30.0%
3 05/01/99 04/01/00 60.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $136,700
Fringe $ 40,275
Supplies $ 3,300
Operating $ 8,000
Travel $ 9,523
Indirect $ 74,768
Subcontractor USGS/BRD/CRRL $377,111
Total Itemized Budget $649,677


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $649,677
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $649,677
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: Delays in 1998 funding could cause major schedule changes.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

This is a continuation of a multi-year project, contract number 95BI39861. Spill is provided to expedite the migration of juvenile salmon past hydroelectric dams in the Columbia River basin. Under spill conditions, juvenile salmon are expected to experience less direct mortality, due to injury, than if they pass through the turbines or screened bypass systems. However, additional indirect mortality may occur during spill operations due to elevated levels of total dissolved gas supersaturation. Two key unknowns are the potential exposure to supersaturation and the proportion of fish with gas bubble trauma symptoms. The ultimate goal of this study is to determine the relation between supersaturation levels, flow rates, fish movements, fish distribution, and symptoms. The 1999 field activities will focus on three objectives: 1) Measuring the frequency and severity of GBT symptoms in adult salmonids as part of the adult monitoring program at the Bonneville Dam Fisheries Engineering and Research Laboratory and during the tribal ceremonial and subsistence fishery. 2) Measure the frequency and severity of GBT symptoms in in-river juvenile salmonids. 3) Validate the multi-factor structural regression tool developed from data collected and analyzed from a full scale, multi-factor experiment. The results will aid in developing simulation models and will generate empirical data to test models being developed. These data will provide managers with a better picture of the actual ecological conditions fish experience and indicate potential sources of mortality. Furthermore, if the findings indicate a monitoring program is necessary, then results will provide a basis for managers to design such a program.


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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