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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 Assess Habitat and Passage for Anadromous Fish Upriver of Chief Joseph Dam
BPA Project Proposal Number 20038
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Colville Confederated Tribes
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Christopher J. Fisher
Mailing Address P.O. Box 862
City, State, Zip Omak, WA 98841
Phone 5094227427
Fax 5094227428
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Cascade
Subbasin Columbia Upper Middle
Short Description To provide an estimate of the amount of spawning and rearing habitat for indigenous, anadromous salmonids between Chief Joseph Dam and Grand Coulee Dam. To determine the feasibility of providing passage for adult/juvenile fish through Chief Joseph Dam.
Target Species spring, summer and fall chinook and summer 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: 4.1B, 7.6A.2, 7.4A.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: new project
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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Estimate salmonid production upriver of Chief Joseph Dam a. Assess the quantity and quality of spawning habitat for indigenous anadromous stocks between Chief Joseph Dam and Grand Coulee Dam in the mainstem.
1. b. Assess the quantity and quality of spawning and rearing habitat for indigenous anadromous stocks for connected tributaries between Chief Joseph Dam and Grand Coulee Dam
1. c. Estimate production for indigenous anadromous stocks between Chief Joseph Dam and Grand Coulee Dam and connected tributaries.
2. Provide passage for adult/juvenile anadromous fish through Chief Joseph Dam a. Compile Chief Joseph Dam physical specifications and normal hydrological flow requirements
2. b. Develop a series of feasible alternatives for providing passage for juvenile/adult anadromous salmonids while meeting the hydrological flow requirements for normal operation at Chief Joseph Dam

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/00 12/01/05 92.0%
2 02/01/00 12/01/01 8.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 2 full time employees; 1 parttime employee; 1 seasonal employee $ 78,500
Fringe 30% of salary (based on 1997 or 1998 figures) $ 23,550
Supplies Office supplies, computer, boat, motor and trailer, underwater camera, hydraulic weights, etc. $ 53,650
Operating Fuel, vehicle servicing, outboard fuel and servicing $ 2,924
Capital none $ 0
Construction none expected during this FY $ 0
Travel Vehicle, meetings (i.e. conferences) $ 14,888
Indirect 39.2% of salary (based on 1997 figures) $ 30,772
Other none $ 0
Subcontractor $ 70,000
Total Itemized Budget $274,284

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $274,284
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $274,284
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

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $153,134 $153,134 $153,134 $153,134
Total Outyear Budgets $153,134 $153,134 $153,134 $153,134

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Receiving funding for this project in October may delay the project from being initiated until the following spring (May 2000).

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Groves P. A. and A. D. Garcia. In press. Two carriers used to suspend an underwater video camera from a boat. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. No
Heinith, R. and M. Karr. 1997. Restoration of anadromous salmon to the Canadian Columbia River Basin. Initial assessment. Canadian Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission. 73 pages. No
Thompson, K. 1972. Determining stream flows for fish life. Pages 31-50 in Proceedings, instream flow requirements workshop. Pacific Northwest River Basins Commission, Vancouver, Washington. No
Smith, A. K. 1973. Development and application of spawning velocity and depth criteria for Oregon salmonids. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 102:312-316. No
Hunter, J. W. 1973. A discussion of game fish in the State of Washington as related to water requirements. Report by the Washington State Department of Game, Fishery Management Division, to the Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia. No
Reiser, D. W., and R. G. White. 1981. Effects of flow fluctuation and redd dewatering on salmonid embryo development and fry quality. Idaho Water and Energy Resources Research Institute, Research Technical Completion Report, Contract DE-AC79-79BP10848 No
Erickson, A. W., Q. J. Stober, J. J. Brueggeman and R. L. Knight. 1977. An assessment of the impact on wildlife and fisheries resource of Rufus Woods Reservoir expected from the raising of Chief Joseph Dam from 946 to 956 FT. M. S. L. U of WA, Seattle No
Neilson, J. D., and C. E. Banford. 1983. Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) spawner characteristics in relation to redd physical features. Canadian Journal of Zoology 61:1524-1531. No
Burner, C. J. 1951. Characteristics of spawning nests of Columbia River salmon. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fishery Bulletin 52(61):97-110. No
Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC) Fish and Wildlife Program. 1995. No

Section 7. Abstract


Upper Columbia River summer steelhead (Oncorhyncus mykiss) was listed as an endangered specie on August 11, 1997. Chief Joseph Dam (CJD) was completed in 1958, and blocked passage of anadromous salmonids, including summer steelhead, to upriver reaches in the Columbia River and connected tributaries. One alternative to improve anadromous salmonid stocks in the Upper-Columbia River would be to provide passage for adult/juvenile passage through CJD. This project would include assessing passage by juvenile/adult anadromous salmonid passage while meeting hydrologic flow and energy generating requirements. Also, to warrant the evaluation for fish passage at CJD, estimates of anadromous salmonid production upriver of CJD will be generated. If passage is provided through CJD, the results may strengthen the decline of anadromous salmonids in the Upper Columbia River by providing access to habitat that has been blocked by human development activities and restore eliminated populations as addressed in subsections 7.6A.2 and 7.4A.1, respectively, of the 1994 Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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