Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199406900

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 A Spawning Habitat Model to Aid Recovery Plans for Snake River Fall Chinook
BPA Project Proposal Number 199406900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Business acronym (if appropriate) PNNL

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name David R. Geist
Mailing Address MS K6-85, P.O. Box 999
City, State, Zip Richland, WA 99352
Phone 5093720590
Fax 5093723515
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Lower Mid-Columbia Mainstem
Short Description Investigate ground-water/surface-water interactions influencing fall chinook salmon spawning site selection in the Hanford Reach, and predict spawning habitat of other mainstem spawning salmonids.
Target Species Fall Chinook Salmon and Steelhead

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: 7.5B.3, 7.5B.5
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: None
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
9102900 Life history requirements of fall chinook in the Columbia River Basin. The US Fish and Wildlife Service depends on our project for validation/verification of their Snake River fall chinook salmon spawning habitat model. No
5503800 Evaluation of juvenile fall chinook stranding in Hanford Reach The Wash. State Department of Fish and Wildlife depends on our project for sharing of staff and computer resources for conducting Hanford Reach stranding project. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Define production potential of fall chinook salmon that spawn in the Hanford Reach. a. Conduct limits analysis for depth, substrate, velocity, and lateral slope at representative habitat types/locations.
. b. Select and describe appropriate geomorphic features and hyporheic zone characteristics in areas where limits analysis suggest spawning should occur.
. c. Estimate potential redd densities at various seeding levels and compare to known values.
. d. Extrapolate range of density values to other areas deemed suitable based on geomorphic features.
. e. Prepare report/paper.
2. Demonstrate that steelhead spawn in the Hanford Reach and test conceptual spawning habitat model. a. Identify existing or historical spawning locations and refine conceptual model parameters.
. b. Conduct limits analysis for depth, substrate, velocity, and lateral slope at representative habitat types/locations.
. c. Select and describe appropriate geomorphic features and hyporheic zone characteristics in areas where limits analysis suggest spawning should occur.
. d. Prepare report/paper
3. Test conceptual spawning habitat model using fall chinook salmon that spawn in the Hells Canyon Reach of the Snake River. a. Selection of study sites and identification of permitting and coordination issues.
. b. Placement and monitoring of piezometers in study areas in the Hells Canyon Reach.
. c. Conduct data analysis
. d. Prepare report.
4. Synthesize information from objectives 1 through 3 into a final completion report. a. Information collected in each of the first three objectives will be synthesized into a project completion report.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 06/01/00 45.0%
2 01/01/99 09/01/00 20.0%
3 10/01/99 06/01/00 25.0%
4 10/01/00 09/01/01 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $110,078
Fringe $ 60,672
Supplies $ 41,314
Travel $ 10,300
Indirect $ 82,636
Subcontractor Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission $ 20,000
Total Itemized Budget $325,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $325,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $325,000
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
All Phases $325,000 $100,000
Total Outyear Budgets $325,000 $100,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Section 7 consultation may be required for Snake River fall chinook and Columbia River steelhead (Objectives 2 and 3). The installation of piezometers will require habitat protection permits from the states of Washington and Idaho (Objectives 1 - 3).

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


We will investigate the role of interstitial flow pathways and ground-water/surface-water interactions in spawning site selection by salmonids in the mainstem Columbia and Snake rivers. The information is needed to refine our definition of spawning habitat and develop recovery goals for Columbia River salmonids that are listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), including Snake River fall chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Upper Columbia River steelhead (O. mykiss). The benefits of this information include an estimate of the production potential for Hanford Reach fall chinook salmon, a population that is critical for the recovery of Columbia River salmon; an evaluation of Hanford Reach spawning habitat used by ESA-listed steelhead; and an evaluation of the ground-water/surface-water interactions and spawning site selection by Snake River fall chinook salmon. We expect the project results from each of the objectives to be published in peer reviewed journals. We will synthesize this information into a project completion report to be used by fishery managers to improve production estimates for Snake River fall chinook salmon, and to provide information to critically evaluate recovery options for Columbia River salmonids.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]

Criteria 1: Technical Criteria - Yes

Criteria 2: Objectives Criteria - Yes

Criteria 3: Milestones Criteria - Yes

Criteria 4: Resources Criteria - Yes:

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$165,000 $325,000 $100,000
Fund at FY98 level and defer expansion into the Snake River, or fund the Snake River work and not the Columbia River portion

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
ISRP reviewers note that this is a well-written proposal for basic studies on the habitat requirements of endangered/threatened salmon stocks. The reviewers also suggest that this project along with others dealing with fall chinook should be considered as part of a broader effort with an overall umbrella proposal that explains the relationships of and need for all subcomponents.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 0
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 0
Sponsor (US DOE) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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