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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 Evaluate Relationship Between Land Use, Water Quality, and Fish Health
BPA Project Proposal Number 20073
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.G. Geological Survey
Business acronym (if appropriate) USGS

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Mark D. Munn
Mailing Address 1201 Pacific Ave., Suite 600
City, State, Zip Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone 2534283600 2686
Fax 2534283614
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Cascade
Subbasin Okanogan
Short Description Evaluate whether land use activities are elevating the concentrations of pesticides and trace elements in surface waters to levels that pose a potential threat to fish and other aquatic life.
Target Species Sculpin and Rainbow trout

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: 4.1A: Salmon and Steelhead Rebuilding Principles 7.1A.4: Evaluation of Carrying Capacity 7.6B: Habitat Policies (1)- 7.6C: Coordinated Habitat Planning 7.6D: Habitat Objectives - water quality 7.7: Cooperative Private Habitat Protection and Improvement
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: New project
Other Planning Document References Okanogan Watershed Management Plan - This plan is in development under the leadership of the Okanogan Conservation District with funds from the Washington State Department of Ecology. This plan has identified contaminants from land use activities as a threat to water quality and fisheries.

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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9604200 Restore and enhance anadromous fish populations and habitat in salmon creek Contaminants in sediment and water may be limiting to the restoration of anadromous salmon. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine if trace elements and/or pesticides in water, sediment, and fish tissue are above concentrations that may pose a threat to the health of fish and other aquatic life. a. Utilize GIS to develop land use coverages for the purpose of stratifing basin.
1. b. Measure the concentrations of organochlorine compounds in fish tissue.
1. c. Measure the concentrations of present day pesticides in surface waters.
1. d. Measure the concentrations of trace elements in bed sediment, water and fish.
1. Complete Report -FY2001 . Due to laboratory analysis being done at the end of FY2000, this study will require some time in FY2001 for completion of the report.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 01/01/00 Task a: GIS land use map X 5.0%
1 03/01/00 09/01/00 Tasks b-d: Collection and laboratory analysis x 95.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 47,900
Fringe $ 8,500
Supplies Equipment, laboratory cost, printing $ 86,600
Travel $ 11,400
Indirect $ 96,700
Subcontractor $ 10,000
Total Itemized Budget $261,100

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $261,100
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $261,100
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

All Phases $ 50,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 50,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Tasks b, c, and d have to be completed during low-flow conditions; therefore, the exact timing of sample collection will depend upon flow conditions for 1999.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Crawford, J.K. and S.N. Luoma. 1993. Guidelines for studies of contaminants in biological tissues for the National Water-Quality Assessment Program. Open-File Report 92-494. U.S. Geological Survey. Lemoyne, PA. No
Gruber, S.J. and M.D. Munn. 1998. Organophosphate and carbamate insecticides in agricultural waters and cholinesterase (ChE) inhibition in common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Archives Environmental Contaminants and Toxicology. 35:391-396. No
Leatherland, J. 1992. Endocrine and reproductive function in Great Lakes salmon. In. T. Colborn and C. Clement, ed., Chemically Induced Alterations in Sexual and Functional Development: The Wildlife/Human Connection. Prenceton Scientific, Princeton, NJ. No
Leland, H.V. and J.S. Kuwabara. 1984/. Trace Elements. In. Fundamentals of Aquatic Toxicology. G.M. Rand and S.R. Petrocelli, eds. Hemisphere Publishing, New York. pp. 374-415. No
Munn, M.D. and T.M. Short. 1997. Spatial heterogeneity of mercury bioaccumulation by walleye in Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake and the Upper Columbia River, Washington. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 126:477-487. No
Munn, M.D. and S.J. Gruber. 1997. The relationship between land use and organochlorine compounds in streambed sediment and fish in the Central Columbia Plateau, Washington and Idaho, USA. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 16(9):1877-1887. No
Sheldon, L.R. 1994. Field guide for collecting and processing stream-water samples for the National Water-Quality Assessment Program. U.S. Geological Survey. Open-File Report 94-455. No
Woodward, D.F., Goldstein, J.N., Farag, A.M., and Brumbaugh, W.G. 1997. Cutthroat trout avoidance of metals and conditions characteristic of a mining waste site: Coeur d'Alene River, Idaho. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 126:699-706. No

Section 7. Abstract


The Okanogan River is presently the upper most basin in the Columbia River with anadromous fish runs. There is a great deal of interest in the basin since the upper Columbia River Steelhead were listed as endangered in 1997 and spring chinook are presently under review. In response to this, the Colville Confederated Tribes Fish and Wildlife Department are focussing on recovery efforts within the basin. The CCT Fish and Wildlife Department and the Okanogan Watershed Council have also identified land use practices as a critical limiting factor for restoration. Land use practices determine many of the physical and chemical features of surface waters thereby influencing aquatic life. Land use practices that increase the likelihood that contaminants will reach surface waters are of particular concern to fisheries due to a wide range of potential toxicological effects on early life stages that are most affected by contaminants. Two groups of contaminants of concern to fish health in the Okanogan River Basin are agricultural pesticides and trace elements from mining activities. This study proposes identifying if contaminants from land use practices are elevated to levels that could impact fisheries resources, and what land uses are of the greatest concern.

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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