Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20009

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 Fertilization of Kootenay Lake and Arrow Reservoir
BPA Project Proposal Number 20009
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
B.C. Ministry of Environment Lands and Parks
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jay Hammond
Mailing Address #401 - 333 Victoria Street
City, State, Zip Nelson, BC V1L 4K3
Phone 2503546343
Fax 2503546332
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Columbia
Subbasin Kootenai
Short Description Fertilize Kootenay Lake and Arrow Reservoir to mitigate impacts of providing flow augmentation for lower river salmon migration.
Target Species Kokanee, rainbow trout, bull trout, white sturgeon, burbot and a wide range of other species common to the Kootenay/Columbia watershed.

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: 10.1, 10.6, 10.6C.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: FWS 1995 Biological Opinion for Salmon
Other Planning Document References N/A

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. Fertilizer aquisition a. Purchase lake fertilization material

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 10/01/09 Historic productivity N/A 100.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 0
Fringe $ 0
Supplies fertilizer costs $175,000
Total Itemized Budget $175,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $175,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $175,000
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program Arrow Reservoir fertilization $342,000 unknown
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program Kootenay Lake fertilization $211,000 unknown
Columbia Power Corporation Arrow Reservoir fertilization $114,000 unknown
MELP Arrow and Kootenay fertilization (not including in-kind support) $ 13,000 unknown
BPA Arrow and Kootenay fertilization $175,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $1,017,000 $1,017,000 $1,017,000 $1,017,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,017,000 $1,017,000 $1,017,000 $1,017,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: If approval of funding does not occur before October, 1999, fertilizer purchases cannot be made in time for 1999 applications. Thus, the earliest use of this material would occur in the spring of 2000.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Korman, J., C. Perrin, R. Wiegand, R. 1990. The feasibility of fertilization of Kootenay Lake, North Arm. Rept. prep. for B.C. Min. of Environment, Lands and Parks, Nelson, B.C. No
Yang, J. R., F. Pick, P. B. Hamilton. 1997. Phytoplankton Biomass, Composition and Size Distribution of Kootenay Lake, B.C. Following Experimental Fertilization. Year 5 (1996). Rept. prep. for B.C. Min. of Environment, Lands and Parks, Nelson, B.C. No
Rae, Rowena, F. Pick, P. B. Hamilton, K. Ashley. 1997. Effects of Fertilization on Phytoplankton in Kootenay Lake, British Columbia. B.C. Min. of Environment, Lands and Parks, Nelson, B.C. No
Ashley, K., L. Thompson, Lasenby, D. 1997a. Restoration of an Interior Lake Ecosystem: the Kootenay Lake Fertilization Experiment. Water Qual. Res. J. Canada. Vol. 32, No. 2, 295-323 No
Ashley, K., L. Thompson, P. Warburton, Y. R. Yang. 1997b. Kootenay Lake Fertization - Year 4 (1995/96) Report. Fish. Proj. Rep. No. RD 58. Min. of Environment, Lands and Parks, University of British Columbia, Fisheries Centre , Vancouver, B.C. No
Walters, C., J. DiGisi, J. Post, J. Sawada. 1991. Kootenay Lake fertilization response model. Min. of Environment, Lands and Parks, University of British Columbia, Fisheries Centre , Vancouver, B.C. No
Vollenweider, R. A. 1968. Scientific Fundamentalsof the Eutrophication of Lakes and Flowing waters, with Particular reference to Nitrogen and Phosphorus as Factors in Eutrophication. Rep. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris No

Section 7. Abstract


Kootenay Lake and Arrow Reservoir have been negatively impacted by dams located upstream, which have reduced the productivity of these lakes by trapping phosphorus and nitrogen. Kokanee, bull trout, rainbow trout, white sturgeon, burbot and a variety of other species have been affected in both basins. A large scale, experimental lake fertilization project was initiated on Kootenay Lake in 1992 to address this problem. A significant increase in phytoplankton, zooplankton and kokanee abundance has been noted to date. A similar fertilization and associated monitoring program in now planned to begin on Upper Arrow Reservoir in 1999 to address the same problem in that area. This proposal mitigates for additional impacts caused by increased summer flows required for juvenile salmon conservation in the U.S. Increased flushing rates further reduce nutrient availability during the critical growing season. Additionally, plans to employ the associated “Arrow- Libby swap” flow management strategy, aimed at maintaining reservoir levels for recreation on the Kootenay (Libby) system, will further reduce productivity on Arrow Reservoir by moving even more water through that basin.

Reviews and Recommendations

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