Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199701400

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 Evaluation of Juvenile Fall Chinook Stranding on the Hanford Reach
BPA Project Proposal Number 199701400
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Paul Wagner
Mailing Address 500 N Morain, Suite 1200B
City, State, Zip Kennewick, WA 99336
Phone 5097347101
Fax 5097347102
E-mail pwagner@televar.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Mainstem
Subbasin Mainstem
 
Short Description Evaluate effect of diel water fluctuations resulting from power peaking activities at Priest Rapids Dam on: 1) rearing juvenile fall chinook, 2) resident fish, and 3) the benthic community inhabiting the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.
Target Species Wild Upriver Bright Fall Chinook


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): 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. Evaluate effect of diel water fluctuations from power peaking activities at Priest Rapids Dam on rearing fall chinook in the Hanford Reach. a. Continue analysis of data collected during controlled river elevation reduction tests conducted in FY98
. b. Conduct laboratory behavioral and physiological tests at USGS/BRD CRRL to determine effect on rearing juvenile fall chinook of exposure to warm water in entrapment areas (direct and delayed mortality, reduced performance, predator susceptibility).
. c. Collect field data under normal hydro power operations throughout fall chinook emergence and rearing period (April-June 1999).
. d. Analyze/report results of field data/tests collected in 1997-99.
2. Evaluate effect of diel water fluctuations from power peaking activities at Priest Rapids Dam on resident fish in the Hanford Reach. a. Continue analysis of data collected during controlled river elevation reduction tests conducted in FY98
. b. Collect field data under normal project operations throughout spring 1999 period.
. c. Analyze/report results of field data/tests collected in 1997-99.
3. Evaluate effect of diel water fluctuations from power peaking activities at Priest Rapids Dam on benthic macro invertebrate community in the Hanford Reach (U of I). a. Conduct field work under normal operating conditions at identified sampling sites. Use barbecue basket array staggered at incremental flow elevations to sample macro invertebrates exposed to various levels of dessication.
. b. Conduct laboratory analysis of macro invertebrate samples
. c. Determine relationship between water fluctuation and macro invertebrate abundance.
. d. Write final report
4. Develop juvenile fall chinook susceptibility model. a. Perform Scanning Hydrographic Operational Airborne Lidar (Light Detection and Ranging) Survey (SHOALS) to obtain detailed bathymetry of Hanford Reach. (Cost Share with USGS/BRD, COE performs survey).
. b. Integrate Unsteady Flow Model (PNNL), IFIM Model (USFWS), detailed micro-habitat survey information (WDFW/USGS-BRD), and SHOALS data into dynamic model of Hanford Reach. Include model fields for juvenile fall chinook emergence timing and rearing periods.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 57.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 8.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/99 10.0%
4 10/01/98 09/01/99 25.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $100,000
Fringe $ 27,000
Supplies $ 2,000
Operating $ 6,000
Travel $ 8,000
Indirect $ 26,000
Subcontractor $215,000
Total Itemized Budget $384,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $384,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $384,000
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 $ 50,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 50,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000 $ 10,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Controlled river elevation reduction tests are scheduled to be conducted for this evaluation April through June of 1998 (after the submittal of this proposal form). These tests are to evaluate the effect of a 50 kcfs reduction in discharge at Priest Rapids Dam on the anadromous and resident fish inhabiting the Hanford Reach downstream. This is a conservative testing protocol which has been established to minimize the impact on: A) project operations and B) the population of fish inhabiting the Hanford Reach while C) still providing meaningful results (based upon historical discharge analysis, modeling, and field work conducted in 1997). A 50 kcfs reduction in discharge will result in approximately a -3.5 vertical foot change in tailwater elevation which has ranged historically to in excess of -13 feet during the juvenile fall chinook rearing period. It is not believed at this time that more extreme controlled river elevation reduction tests will be necessary in 1999. However, the need for additional testing in 1999 will be based upon the results of 1998 tests.


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The primary objective of this project is to assess juvenile chinook mortality on the Hanford Reach resulting from hydroelectric power generation changes. This work is consistent with objectives identified in both the 1994 CBFWP and the BIOP and will serve to minimize fish losses resulting from hydroelectric generation activities. This evaluation began in 1997 and is scheduled to conclude in December of 1999. Direct juvenile chinook mortality was observed most often as a result of exposure to warm water in entrapment zones during the pilot year (1997). A combination of physiological and behavior tests will be conducted via subcontract by the USGS/BRD Columbia River Research Laboratory to fully assess this. Objectives 2 and 3 are to assess the effect of water fluctuations on resident fish species (2) and on the benthic community (3). The benthic evaluation will be conducted via subcontract by the University of Idaho Department of Fish and Wildlife and Streamside Program Consultants (C.E. Cushing). A juvenile chinook susceptibility model for the Hanford Reach will also be developed for this project (Objective 4) by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. This model will integrate four primary components from collaborating agencies. This is a cooperative study with WDFW acting as the lead agency but involving several agencies also conducting work in the Hanford Reach. Sharing of personnel, equipment, and data is and will continue to occur between collaborating agencies. The results of this evaluation are expected to yield 1) an assessment of the impact of diel water fluctuations on: A) juvenile chinook, B) resident fish, and C) the benthic community of the Hanford Reach as well as recommendations for corrective action (operational constraints). A comprehensive GIS based susceptibility model will also be created to determine the duration in which operational constraints will be imposed. This will require annual monitoring.


Reviews and Recommendations

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