Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20060

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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 Juvenile Anadromous Fish Prototype-Scale Evaluation Facility
BPA Project Proposal Number 20060
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, Inc.
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Ed Zapel
Mailing Address Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, 16300 Christensen Road, Suite 350
City, State, Zip Seattle, WA 98188
Phone 2062416000
Fax 2064392420
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description Behavioral and physiological prototype-scale juvenile fish behavior and injury test facility capable of simulating surface and submerged outlet passage routes at prototype scale hydraulic head.
Target Species All juvenile migrant salmonids

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: NWPPC Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Implementation Work Plan, Item number 14, "Earmark budget for innovative work"
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Conservation Number 6 - " NMFS Bi-Op 1995
Other Planning Document References National Marine Fisheries Service Biological Opinion "Reinitiation of Consultation on 1994-1998 Operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System and Juvenile Transportation Program in 1995 and Future Years." (2 March 1995) "Risk Management: Improved Strategy for Development of Biological Criteria to Support Design of Large Scale Fish Passage Improvements" (December 1996) U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland and Walla Walla Districts "Preliminary Assessment of Hanford Sites for a Fish Passage Research Laboratory" (1996) Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory "Pre-Proposal for Hydraulic and Biological Fish-Passage Research Facility" (199?) Washington State University

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. Determine regional biological evaluation requirements, regional research needs, preferred site location a. Consult with agencies to develop regional perspective of biological research needs
1. b. Develop general capability requirements for regional research facility
1. c. Develop design criteria for research facility
1. d. Select preferred site for primary research facility
2. Develop preliminary design for regional research facility a. Prepare preliminary conceptual designs and reconnaissance level cost estimates for research facility at preferred location
2. b. Regional agency review and comment on preliminary facility design and cost estimate
3. Develop feasibility level design and cost estimate for research facility a. Prepare feasibility-level facility design and construction cost estimate based on regionally coordinated agency needs

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 12/01/99 Determine regional research objectives, scope facility design criteria X 11.0%
2 01/01/00 03/01/00 Prepare preliminary design for facility X 25.0%
3 03/01/00 09/01/00 Prepare feasibility-level design for facility X 64.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel NHC only. (Staff costs for NWPPC, COE, NMFS, ODFW, WDFW, IDFG, CRITC assumed carried within-agency) $ 19,000
Fringe (Included in Personnel item above) $ 0
Supplies Supplies and material costs are minimal for this phase. $ 3,000
Capital (Capital improvements / lands acquisition support assumed carried by the Corps of Engineers') $ 0
Travel Assume travel for two individuals to a total of four meetings in Portland, and two in Walla Walla. $ 2,200
Indirect (Included in Personnel item above) $ 0
Subcontractor INCA Engineers $ 86,000
Subcontractor BioAnalysts $ 17,500
Total Itemized Budget $127,700

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $127,700
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $127,700
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
NMFS Staff support $ 0 unknown
COE-Portland Staff support $ 0 unknown
COE-Walla Walla Staff support $ 0 unknown
WDFW Staff support $ 0 unknown
ODFW Staff support $ 0 unknown
IDFG Staff support $ 0 unknown
CRITC Staff support $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Must complete scoping of regional research needs and coordinate facility design criteria within the first quarter of FY2000 (Oct - Dec 1999), in order to provide at least 200 days for preliminary and feasibility-level design work.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
"Risk Management: Improved Strategy for Development of Biological Criteria to Support Design of Large Scale FIsh Passage Improvements," US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland and Walla Walla Districts, December 1996. No
"Preliminary Assessment of Hanford Sites for a Fish Passage Research Laboratory," Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, January 1995. No
"Pre-Proposal for Hydraulic and Biological Fish-Passage Research Facility," Washington State University, August 1996. No
"Fixed-Location Hydroacoustic Evaluation of Fish Passage at Lower Granite Dam in Spring 1998," US Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, November 1998. No

Section 7. Abstract


This proposal is intended to forward the scoping of criteria for development of a regional research facility for the evaluation of juvenile fish behavior, fish passage survival, and physical injury. Several proposals for similar facilities have been developed over the last decade or so. However, this proposal is the first to support prototype-scale testing of fish behavioral response and to evaluate physical injury mechanisms with regard to large hydraulic structures. The goal of the work proposed in this submittal is to develop regional criteria for a single research facility to evaluate juvenile fish behavior, to evaluate prototype test equipment and procedures (such as PIT tag sensing equipment and other individual fish monitoring equipment), and to study the physical injury processes relavent to fish passage through large dams. In addition, a preferred location for this facility will be selected, with at least several other alternative sites, based on the needs of regional system managers. Following development of criteria, a reconnaissance level scoping for the design of this facility will be accomplished. Preliminary construction cost estimates for the facility will be developed, based on the range of desired experimental needs the regional managers select during the scoping phase. This proposal strongly supports one of the primary recommendations of the 1994 Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program and 1995 NMFS Biological Opinion, that for database accumulation on the physical processes of juvenile salmonid migration mortality and measurement of the success of survival improvement measures. Prototype testing programs and future prototype data collection efforts will be evaluated cost effectively through the use of this facility prior to implementation.

Reviews and Recommendations

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