Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20053

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 Anadromous Salmonid Transit System
BPA Project Proposal Number 20053
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Morrison-Knudsen Corp
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Gary West
Mailing Address One Morrison-Knudsen Plaza, P.O. Box 73
City, State, Zip Boise, ID 83729
Phone 2083865695
Fax 2083866669
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Snake Lower
Short Description MK and co-investigators are proposing a conceptual plan to bypass emigrating salmonids around Snake River dams which includes EPC of the bypass system of conduits and channels, tests on fingerlings/smolt response, and suggested routes for the system.
Target Species Chinook and sockeye salmon, and steelhead trout. Testing will be performed using anadromous smolts provided by the Idaho Fish & Game Department

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: Section 5 Juvenile Salmon Migration, Specifically 5.0B and 5.0E
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Not Applicable
Other Planning Document References Not Applicable

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. Developing Conceptual Plan & Economic Assessment a. Thorough review of literature related to this project.
1. b. Develop cost analysis of the project.
1. c. Prepare reconnaissance report to the NPPC.
2. Assessing Biological Requirements a. Assess migratory and residence habitat needs of target species.
2. b. Assess migratory behavioral needs.
3. Engineering Design of Migratory Conduit a. Collect engineering data.
3. b. Develop conduit design, drawings and specifications.
3. c. Develop conduit accessory support systems.
3. d. Prepare design specification for an engineered stream.
4. Testing Biological Performance of Migrants a. Procure and construct working model of conduit and engineered stream.
4. b. Performance testing of fingerlings and smolts.
5. Documenting Test Methods and Results a. Report Preparation & Presentation

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 02/01/00 9.0%
2 11/01/99 03/01/00 10.0%
3 12/01/99 02/01/00 19.0%
4 03/01/00 05/01/00 34.0%
5 06/01/00 09/01/00 28.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 5946 man-hours @ $36. per hour $213,400
Fringe 35% of Personnel Cost $ 74,690
Supplies Working Model @ Hagerman $134,633
Operating included above $ 0
Construction included above $ 0
PIT tags 1000 $ 1,000
Travel 5% of Personnel Cost $ 10,000
Indirect 65% of Personnel Cost $138,710
Other CADD & ODC $ 38,177
Subcontractor Biological Consultants $ 87,913
Total Itemized Budget $698,523

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $698,523
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $698,523
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
Idaho Fish & Game Hagerman Facility & Service $ 27,500 unknown
Fish Passage, Inc Consulting Service $ 20,000 unknown
Dr. Brannon Consulting Service $ 30,000 unknown
Jon Mason Consulting Service $ 15,000 unknown
MK Company Engr & Mgmt Service $ 50,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Funding is primary constraint

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Brannon, E.L. 1995. Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Smolt Migration. SOAC report to Bureau of Reclamation, Yakima, WA. pp 23. No
Dauble, D.D. 1998. Habitat requirements of Columbia River salmonids: What's missing? pages 109-113; E. Brannon and W. Kinsel editors. Procedings of Columbia River Anadromouos Rehabilitation and Passage Symposium. No
Us Army Corps of Engineers Reconnaissance Report. 1994. Columbia River Salmon Mitigation Analysis System Configuration Study, Phase I. Seattle District. pp 68. No

Section 7. Abstract


Recovery of Snake River anadromous salmon and steelhead runs is a major objective of NMFS’s Recovery Plan and the Northwest Power Planning Council’s regional multispecies framework. Successful recovery of these important runs must include adequate passage of downstream migrating smolts. Alternatives to facilitate emigration through the lower Snake River include barge and truck transportation of smolts, altering the flow regime to increase reservoir velocities partial drawdown of reservoirs to reduce travel time, and breaching of the dams. We believe the fifth alternative, submitted previously in various forms, regarding a by-pass conduit and/or channel around the dams needs to be given serious reconsideration. Morrison-Knudsen and the co-investigators (MK & Co-Pls) are proposing a study related to a by-pass concept as it applies to the four lower Snake River dams. The MK & Co-PIs proposal has two primary goals. One is to develop the conceptual plan for a smolt transit system, the other is to plan the route on which the by-pass system would be deployed. The design of the by-pass system of conduits and channel and basic tests on fingerling and smolts response to transit conditions in the by-pass system, are included as the specific proposal.

Reviews and Recommendations

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