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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 Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhancement Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 199501100
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Kirk Truscott
Mailing Address P.O. Box 150
City, State, Zip Nespelem, WA 99155
Phone 5096348845
Fax 5096348592
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Columbia
Subbasin Upper Columbia Mainstem
Short Description Assessment of kokanee stock status, strength, genetics, contribution to local resident fishery and entrainment rates out of system.
Target Species kokanee

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.3
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. Determine stock status and strength of natural production kokanee within study area. a. Determine escapement strength of adult stocks by trapping spawning adult kokanee at known spawning sites. Employ foot, canoe, air, literature search's and interview local sportsmen.
. b. Locate and assess all other areas of spawning utilized by naturally producing kokanee including any shoreline area within study area.
2. Determine contribution of natural production to local fishery. a. Conduct egg to fry survival study
. b. Assess outmigrating fry number's where possible
3. Determine Genetic status and strength of natural production kokanee. a. Procure tissue samples from spawned out adult kokanee at spawning sites.
. b. Conduct electrophoretic analysis through contract.
. c. Compare genetic blueprint to other basin stocks and local hatchery stocks
4. Determine fish entrainment rate and species composition through Grand Coulee Dam. a. Conduct hydroacoustic study at Grand Coulee Dam using appropriate methodology within budget.
. b. Concurrently with hydroacoustic study conduct fish species composition study.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 21.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 10.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 6.0%
4 10/01/99 09/01/00 63.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $106,393
Fringe $ 29,683
Supplies $ 18,000
Operating $ 6,000
Travel $ 26,044
Indirect $ 41,706
Subcontractor $362,969
Other $ 9,205
Total Itemized Budget $600,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $600,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $600,000
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
All Phases $600,000 $600,000 $350,000
Total Outyear Budgets $600,000 $600,000 $350,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: High water years cause trapping problems, flood waters destroy sites and equipment. We have been un-able to monitor outmigration losses through Grand Coulee dam drum gate spill episodes. This creates a large gap in data in high water budget years.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The construction of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams in 1939 and 1956 completely and forever blocked the anadromous fishery above these Federal hydropower projects ("Blocked Areas"). The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation are working cooperatively with the Spokane Indian Tribe and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in fisheries enhancement programs for Lake Roosevelt utilizing resident fish substitution for anadromous losses (resident fish substitution). The Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhancement project is one such resident fish substitution project that is being implemented in the "blocked area". This project was amended into the council's Fish and Wildlife program during the 1995 amendment process and began it's first year of operation in 1996. The goal of the Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhancement Project will be to protect and enhance the naturally producing kokanee populations above Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams in an effort to support the tribal subsistence and non-tribal recreational sport fishery in the blocked areas. The project further intends to preserve a potentially unique stock of kokanee. The status of the naturally producing kokanee population is not well documented, however spawning populations have been recorded in at least eight (8) different tributaries and in Lake Roosevelt proper. The primary objective of this project will be to determine the current status of the naturally producing populations and examine potential limiting factors to the natural production component that have not been addressed in other enhancement projects in the "blocked area" and propose potential actions based on the research findings. Potential limiting factors and research include: (1) Determine specific entrainment losses through Grand Coulee Dam and establish species composition of entrained fish; (2) determine spawner escapement (status/strength) at all historical and unknown spawning sites; (3) determine egg to fry survival rates and subsequent contribution to local fishery; (4) determine genetic status of the current naturally production population. Research data has been collected during 1996-1997 and is currently being analyzed. Data collection is ongoing. Project findings may indicate a stock in jeopardy and will identify hydropower operation, powerhouse and turbine/turbines responsible for greatest entrainment. Final outcomes may include recommendations regarding power generation, fishery regulation changes, development of captive brood program etc.

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: This is a substitution project for the blocked area. Kokanee are unique, indigenous derivative of the sockeye present prior to Grand Coulee Dam. The goal is to enhance a self-sustaining kokanee stock for tribal fishing and recreational use. Hatchery kokanee have been stocked in Lake Roosevelt since the 1940s. Natural kokanee production has been documented in 8 different tributaries. Adult returns to those tributaries have decreased and in some places completely stopped. The San Poil kokanee run is unique from other known kokanee stocks. The objective of this project is to determine the current population status, genetic analysis, and limiting factors (including entrainment) in order to develop enhancement measures. It appears that there is lots of good quality habitat and entrainment is the problem.


What type of enhancement measures might be recommended? Answer: We want to identify what the limiting factors are, where they are, and how to deal with the entrainment issue.

This is a lot of money for biosonics. Do you need monitor every penstock for 4 years? Answer: We are not monitoring every pen stock. We have 11 transducers (mounted on the roof of the turbine intakes) spread over 3 power houses. We must monitor every year because of the high variations in flow. We can't show a trend unless we know. We would like Bonneville, the Corps and the BOR to acknowledge that entrainment is a problem and then try to fix it. They want proof. The number of fish that go through the project is huge.

What about the rate of entrainment, can it be correlated to anything? Answer: It is difficult to correlate it to draft level or flow. High entrainment rates seem to come within weeks of net pen releases.

We have a distinct natural stock and we are stocking millions of hatchery fish on top of them. It is hard to believe that there is no straying or impact. Response: Harvest regulations and weirs minimize the impact. Very few hatchery fish show up at the weirs.

Are you experimenting with light and sound? Answer: Not yet. It is difficult to determining species composition now. This is a deep, wide area and our gill net sampling areas are limited. We do not have good data now.

Screening Criteria: Yes

Technical Criteria: Yes. Look at paring down sub-contractors costs.

Programmatic Criteria: Yes

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$600,000 $600,000 $600,000

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 one part of the work to determine the impacts of supplementation and management projects above Chief Joseph on the wild fish. Results of previous activities are not reported and it is hard to follow what is to be done. The production activities should be more closely linked with the two monitoring and evaluation programs.

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 (Colville Confederated Tribes) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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