Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199404300

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 Monitor, Evaluate, and Research the Lake Roosevelt Fishery
BPA Project Proposal Number 199404300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Spokane Tribe of Indians
Business acronym (if appropriate) STOI

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Keith Underwood
Mailing Address P.O. Box 100
City, State, Zip Wellpinit, WA 99040
Phone 5092587020
Fax 5092589032
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Upper Columbia Mainstem
Short Description Collect data to monitor, evaluate and research the fishery for construction of a management plan that contains mitigation actions and hydro-ops rule curves for Lake Roosevelt. Assess measures 10.8B.2 to 10.8B.4, 10.8B.9, 10.8B.11, and 10.3E3 to 10.3E.5..
Target Species kokanee salmon rainbow trout Natural production assisted by artificial outplanting, contributes to rebuilding weak but recoverable native population, production returning to hatchery or adult collection site, or artificial production for fisheries enhancement. walleye All other resident fishes in Lake Roosevelt Naturally spawning fish without targeted artificial enhancement.

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: 10.8B.5, 10.8A.11, 10.3E.5, 2.2E5 through 2.2E.7
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Task No. 2.1.d of proposed recovery plan for Snake River salmon; “Conduct monitoring, evaluation and research to support flow augmentation efforts”.
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9104600 Spokane Tribal Hatchery This program provides funding (appx. $120,000)to the Tribal Hatchery for fish tagging supplies and manpower. Hatchery provides approx. 500,000 rainbow trout and 1 million kokanee salmon to Lake Roosevelt.. No
9001800 Habitat Improvement Project Annually estimates native adfluvial rainbow trout population--supplies data necessary to evaluating program objectives. No
9501100 Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhancement Project Estimates entrainment through Grand Coulee Dam. Provides data necessary to evaluate program objectives. No
9700400 Resident fish stock status above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams Identify stock status and centralize data bases for Upper Columbia River. Provides additional data which can be used to achieve goals of this program. No
9500900 Lake Roosevelt rainbow trout net pens Provide 500,000 rainbow trout to fishery . Assists in reaching program goals. No
8605000 White sturgeon productivity, status and habitat requirements. identifies sturgeon abundance and distribution in Lake Roosevelt. No
9104700 Sherman Creek Hatchery Provides 225,000 kokanee annually to achieve program goals, and is primary egg collection facility. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Identify effects of lake operations and fishery management actions on the Lake Roosevelt ecosystem a. Collect data on various trophic levels and habitat indices in Lake Roosevelt and relate to hydro-operations.
. b. Describe regulating mechanisms of various trophic levels and habitat indices
. c. Develop model that predicts hydro-operations and mitigation actions required to achieve biological objectives.
2. Monitor and evaluate the efficacy of fisheries management actions in Lake Roosevelt a. Conduct standardized fish surveys to monitor changes in relative abundance, density, and diet
. b. Collect emmigration and entrainment data
. c. Conduct year round reservoir wide creel survey to assess fish harvest
3. Develop Lake Roosevelt Fishery Management Plan based on model results and management objectives a. Within 4 years, develop and implement a management plan with hydro-op recommendations for Lake Roosevelt that is amenable to all managers and stakeholders and includes monitoring and evaluation components

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/99 04/01/02 70.0%
2 04/01/99 12/01/25 20.0%
3 04/01/99 04/01/03 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Includes 4 biologists, 5 technicians and 6 CWT taggers $320,128
Fringe 20% of salaries $ 64,025
Supplies 50,000 floy tags, 800,000 CWTs, tagging equipment sampling gear, tools, and field, office, lab misc. $ 83,375
Operating Utilities insurance and repairs/maintenance $ 20,700
Capital Creel Boats $ 80,000
Travel $ 36,750
Indirect 21.3% of contract less capital and sub-contracts $111,820
Subcontractor WDFW; Eastern Washington University;Spokane Tribal Hatchery; Colville Confederated Tribes; Spokane Tribal Laboratories; Eastern Washington University; Washington State University $783,202
Total Itemized Budget $1,500,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,500,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,500,000
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 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $700,000 $700,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $700,000 $700,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Lack of funding will constrain project success. Model must be completed prior to completion of final stage of managemnt plan. M&E will not end, but be curtailled after appropriate m&E plan is identified in the management plan.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Lake Roosevelt Monitoring / Data Collection Program specifically addresses section 10.8B.5 of the NPPC Fish and Wildlife Program. The current vision of the program is to establish ecological conditions and fish populations in Lake Roosevelt that provide long term readily accessible tribal subsistence fisheries and sport angler fisheries to substitute for the loss of anadromous fishes caused by the creation of Grand Coulee Dam. Program goals are two fold: 1) Develop an informed fisheries management plan with mitigation and water management recommendations that maximize the Lake Roosevelt fisheries while providing for the needs of other resources downstream, and 2) Monitor and evaluate the effects of stocking hatchery fish on the ecology of Lake Roosevelt and identify stocking strategies that maximize harvest opportunity and egg production. Program objectives include: 1) Monitor and evaluate the efficacy of current fisheries management actions in Lake Roosevelt, 2) Model the effects of lake operations and management actions on various trophic levels within Lake Roosevelt, and 3) Based on model results, develop a Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Management Plan (including biological and integrated rule curves) among co-managers and other stakeholders. Data collection is performed utilizing standardized methods for fish, water quality and laboratory analyses, and data collection and modeling efforts should be complete by 2003. A monitoring and evaluation phase will follow to assess model performance and resultant management actions.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA: Resident Fish Review Comments Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Presentation: The Lake Roosevelt monitoring Program (goal: pre-assessment prior to hatchery construction) started in 1988 and merged with the Lake Roosevelt Data Collection Program (goal: collect data for the Corps System Operation Review) in 1994. Lake Roosevelt provides water, pass-through of flow augmentation from Montana, power, and irrigation. There are lots of “reservoir interests (users)”. Resident fish interests usually take a back seat. There is not much data on the reservoir and this project attempts to monitor the ecology of the lake. The project includes hydroacoustics, walleye population estimates, kokanee returns, hatchery release evaluations, net pen studies, water quality studies, phytoplankton studies, and bioenergetics models. Lake Roosevelt acts more like a big river than a lake and there is a large range in water retention times. Water is an appropriate species to manage in this lake.


What is the $780,000 in sub-contractors for? Answer: WDFW - $350,000 for a creel survey, hydoacoustics, and empirical sampling methods (trawling, netting ); Al Scholz -$100,000 for estimates of walleye populations and kokanee returns; Dr. Black - $100,000 for in situ (corral study) of zooplankton; Colville Tribe - $350,000-$500,000 for a net pen study, bathymetric maps, habitat survey and benthic studies; Spokane Tribe -$100,000 for water quality studies; ESU - $12,000 for phytoplankton and peripphyton studies; and WSU - $33,000 for primary productivity studies. We are still negotiating with the BOR about who should do the bathymetric work. We are having a problem getting the work done but money is not the issue. The bathymetric map overlays the habitat map.

Is there any cost-sharing? Answer: No, unless it comes from the BOR

Is this project totally up-and-running? Answer: Yes.

In FY 97 the co-managers decided on 17 month contract instead of a 12month contract. Budget increases in 1998 are for equipment purchase. In FY99 the higher funding level will cover sampling intensity. The budget will then tail off. We don't know yet how much we will have to do.

We are currently doing land-based creel surveys and it takes a lot of time to drive around the reservoir. This year we would like to see if boat-based creel surveys will provide better information. One limitation might be a loss of information.

The biological components for model and the SOR process narrow what you can actually control. Can you streamline the model and just use information since 1988? Answer: There are further complications – a fertilizer plant that previously dumped nutrients into the system is no longer there. The study has to continue. There is no agreement in the region on what Lake Roosevelt is for.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes

Programmatic Criteria: Yes

Constructive Criticism: The project could be completed for less money. Consider a stratified creel survey that doesn't have to be done once a year.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$1,400,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Tasks deferred to 2000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Lake Roosevelt Hatchery Proposals - Inadequate as a set
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal is for monitoring and evaluation of the Lake Roosevelt fishery, which is a good idea and of clear programmatic value, but the proposed work is not tied to an adequate conceptual framework and modeling methods are not well enough described to evaluate. It is not clear how the data being gathered will be used in constructing, evaluating, or analyzing the proposed ecosystem model. The model should be described before gathering data, to help qualify the type of data that needs to be collected. This on-going project should report results-to-date, by which its scientific soundness and success could better be judged.

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 (Spokane Tribe Of Indians) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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