Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20096

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 Ford Hatchery Improvement, Operation and Maintenance
BPA Project Proposal Number 20096
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) WDFW

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Mike Lewis, Complex Manager
Mailing Address Spokane Hatchery, 2927 West Waikiki Road
City, State, Zip Spokane, WA 99208
Phone 5096255169
Fax 5096255170
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Inter-Mountain
Subbasin Columbia Upper
Short Description Improve water supply and hatchery building, operate and maintain Ford Hatchery to enhance the recreational and subsistence kokanee fishery in Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake, and bolster put-and-take resident trout fishing lakes in Region 1 (Eastern WA).
Target Species Kokanee salmon, resident trout.

Project Location

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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: September 15, 1995 Fish and Wildlife Program Measure 10.8B.24.
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Not applicable
Other Planning Document References (1) Upper Columbia River Blocked Area Management Plan (i.e. Regional Plan Developed for Integrated Framework); (2) Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority (CBFWA) 1997 Multiyear Implementation Plan: (3) NPPC September 13, 1995 FWP, Measures 10.8B to 10.8B.26 (pp. 10-30 to 10-47), Action Plan above Chief Joseph/Grand Coulee Dams. Includes biological objectives, strategies for achieving them and specific implementation measures. Also, Findings (Section 16) need to be reviewed. (4) WDFW Region 1 water management plans (fisheries) for lowland lakes.

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
9104600 Spokane Tribal Hatchery O & M (FWP Measure 10.8b.2) Operated in conjunction with Sherman Creek Hatchery; serves as the primary egg incubation and rearing facility for the Lake Roosevelt kokanee and rainbow trout program. Ford Hatchery production will augment this program. No
9104700 Sherman Creek Hatchery O & M (FWP Measure 10.8B.2) Operated in conjunction with Spokane Tribal Hatchery; serves as kokanee egg collection site and kokanee and rainbow trout fingerling/yearling rearing and acclimation facility. Ford Hatchery production will augment this project. No
9500900 Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Net Pens (FWP Measure 10.8B.11 Net Pens rear 500,000 rainbow trout fingerlings raised at Spokane Tribal & Sherman Creek Hatcheries. Released into Lake Roosevelt after annual spring drawdown. No
5228100 Lake Roosevelt Kokanee Net Pens (FWP Measure 10.8B Net Pen rears 500,000 kokanee fingerling transferred from Spokane Tribal Hatchery for release into Lake Roosevelt after annual spring drawdown. Ford Hatchery production will augment this project. No
9001800 Habitat Improvement - Lake Roosevelt (FWP Measures 10.8B.9 and 10.8B.10) Habitat improvement in Lake Roosevelt tributaries for rainbow trout juvenile rearing and adult passage to increase natural production. No
9404300 Lake Roosevelt Monitoring/Data Collection Program (FWP Measure 10.8B.5 Monitors and evaluates hatchery stocking program harvest goals; effects of hatchery on Lake Roosevelt biota; collects fisheries and limnological data for reservoir modeling. Will evaluate Ford Hatchery stocking in Lake Roosevelt. No
950110 Grand Coulee Kokanee Enhancement Project (FWP Measure 10.8B.7 and 10.8B.8) Monitors fish entrainment through Grand Coulee Dam and evaluates natural reproduction of wild kokanee stocks in Lake Roosevelt. No
Lake Roosevelt Hatcheries Coordination Team (FWP Measure 10.8B.2) Fishery managers from above projects meet quarterly for review projects and coordination/information sharing. No
9700400 Joint Stock Assessment (JSA) (FWP Measure 10.8B.26) Information exchange/blocked area coordination. Creel data collection at Banks Lake to evaluate Ford Hatchery kokanee stocking will improve data for JSA. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Improve water supply and hatchery building at Ford Hatchery to restore 35,000 lb. of kokanee and resident trout production by increasing production from 58,000 to 93,000 lb. annually. a. Conduct engineering and design to restore and improve Ford Hatchery water supply and remodel Ford Hatchery building, including demolition of the old shell and reconstruction using better building materials (e. g., metal roof to replace old wood one)
1. b. Conduct NEPA and determine permit requirements.
1. c. Obtain required permits.
1. d. Rebuilding of groundwater infiltration system, including enclosure of water that currently flows through open trenches and installation of subteranian tiles at production springs to collect more water by stopping seepage into the ground.
1. e. Demolish old hatchery building shell and replace it with a new one with metal roof.
2. Operate and maintain Ford Hatchery to produce 93,000 lb. of kokanee and resident trout annually for stocking into Lake Roosevelt, Banks Lake and other put-and-take trout fishing lakes in northeastern Washington. a. Develop Memorandum of Agreement between BPA and WDFW to partially fund operation and maintenance of Ford Hatchery for a period of 10 years.
2. b. Incubate, hatch and rear 1.5 million kokanee at 200/lb. and 250,000 at 80/lb. for stocking respectively into Banks Lake and Banks Lake net pens (10,625 lb.).
2. c. Incubate, hatch and rear 250,000 kokanee at 80/lb. for transfer into Lake Roosevelt net pens (3,125 lb.).
2. d. Incubate, hatch and rear approximately 500,000 to 1,000,000 resident trout (79,250 lb.) for stocking into put-and-take trout fishing lakes in eastern Washington.
2. e. Transfer and release 10,625 lb. of kokanee into Banks Lake and Banks Lake net pens.
2. f. Transfer and release 3,125 lb. of kokanee into Lake Roosevelt net pens.
2. g. transfer and release 79,250 lb. of resident trout into put-and-take trout fishing lakes in eastern Washington.
2. h. Fin clip kokanee before release into Banks Lake or Lake Roosevelt.
2. i. Monitor fish health at Ford Hatchery.
2. j. Record keeping and communication. Maintain records on hatching success, food conversion, planting and disease problems. Write Annual Operation Plan that defines Annual Production Goals (APG) to BPA.
2. k. Write annual report to BPA that describes attainment of APG and assesses effectiveness in terms of creel harvest (see objective 3 and 4 for details).
3. Coordinate Ford Hatchery operations with those at Sherman Creek and Spokane Tribal Hatchery to meet regional production goals for kokanee at Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake. a. Attend quarterly meetings of Interagency Lake Roosevelt Hatchery Coordination Team
4. Monitor and evaluate improvements in the kokanee fishery at Lake Roosevelt and resident trout fishery in inland put-and-take trout lakes resulting from Ford Hatchery stocking. a. Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Program will monitor harvest rates and return to stocking sites of kokanee transferred to Lake Roosevelt net pens. (No additional cost to BPA.)
4. b. WDFW will conduct creel and fisheries surveys at inland lakes as part of routine monitoring of these lakes. (No additional cost to BPA.)
5. Monitor and evaluate improvements in the kokanee fishery at Banks Lake resulting from Ford Hatchery stocking by conducting creel surveys year-round because anglers can fish Banks Lake year-round. a. Design a stratified (weekdays, weekend/holidays) random sampling creel survey for Banks Lake. Conduct surveys on 8 weekdays and 4 weekend/holidays per month.
5. b. Make replicate pressure counts by automobile to count boat trailers and shoreline anglers to estimate mean fishing pressure and variance (to calculate 95% confidence intervals) for each type of angler.
5. c. Confirm automobile pressure counts by making air flights twice each quarter
5. d. Conduct angler interviews to determine lengths of completed trip, catch and harvest of individual species, catch per unit effort (CPUE), and harvest per unit effort (HPUE) by species, and individual fish data (length, weight, and fin clip).
5. e. Tabulate and expand creel data to estimate monthly and annual total catch and total harvest (+ or - 95% confidence intervals) of the stocked kokanee and other species.
5. f. Use expanded creel data to estimate the number of annual angler trips and economic value of the fishery.
5. g. Write annual report that summarizes total angler pressure, CPUE, HPUE, total catch, total harvest and economic value of the fishery. Submit to Ford Hatchery for inclusion in BPA Annual Report.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/02 Ford Hatchery water supply and plant improved to raise 93,000 lb. of kokanee and resident trout. Engineering design and NEPA completed by 9/2000. Water supply improved by 9/2001. Hatchery building reconstructed by 2002. 59.7%
2 10/01/99 09/01/10 Final production of 93,000 lb. of kokanee and resident trout per year from 2002-2010 released into Lake Roosevelt, Banks Lake and inland trout lakes in eastern Washington. Includes 250,000 fin clipped kokanee for Banks Lake and 250,000 for Lake Roosevel Initial production goal of 72,000 lb. of kokanee (500,000 fin clipped) and resident trout per year in 2000 and 2001 until water supply improvement is attained. 27.6%
3 10/01/99 09/01/10 Ford Hatchery production destined for Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake coordinated with Sherman Creek and Spokane Tribal Hatchery. Quarterly attendance at Lake Roosevelt Hatchery Coordination Team; coordination reflected in annual operating plans for each hatchery. 0.5%
4 10/01/99 09/01/04 Ford Hatchery contribution to kokanee harvest and spawning escapement in Lake Roosevelt determined. Lake Roosevelt harvest goal for all hatchery kokanee is 290,000, escapement goal is 10,000. Current harvest ranges from 1,265 to 32,353 fish per year and is dependent upon reservoir operations. Increase above these numbers would indicate improvement. 0.0%
5 10/01/99 09/01/04 Ford Hatchery contribution to kokanee harvest in Banks Lake determined. Annual reports 12.2%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Includes: 1 FTE (fish culturist), 3 PTE @ 2 months (fin clippers) and 1 FTE (creel clerk) $ 63,570
Fringe WDFW Fringe rate @ 27.65% of salaries $ 17,545
Supplies Includes fin clipper instruments and supplies for creel survey. $ 1,300
Operating Includes food to rear kokanee and fish health monitoring $ 16,437
Capital None budgeted in FY 2000. Will commence in FY 2001 $ 0
NEPA Estimated by BPA (Patti Smith) via telephone conversation on 12-3-98 $100,000
Construction Engineering/design to improve water supply, demolish old building and construct new shell. $ 82,808
Travel Includes trips for outplanting kokanee, milage for creel clerk, and air flights for creel survey $ 15,334
Indirect 20% of budgeted items, less fish food and capital acquisition, and NEPA costs = 20% of $180,557. $ 36,111
Total Itemized Budget $333,105

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $333,105
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $333,105
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
WDFW Hatchery Division Portion of Ford Hatchery personnel, O&M costs, and fish stocking costs associated with stocking resident trout into eastern Washington put-and-take trout lakes. $117,608 unknown
Banks Lake Volunteer Net Pen Program Volunteer labor to set up net pens (5 people x 5 days x 8h/day x $10/h) = $2,000; check and feed fish daily for 8 mo. (240 days x 2h/day x $10/h) = $4,800 $ 6,800 unknown
WDFW Aquatic Lands Enhancement Fund Provide funds for feed to Banks Lake Volunteer Net Pen Program $ 9,600 unknown
WDFW Region 1 Fisheries Manager Evaluate Ford Hatchery stocking in inland trout management lakes by conducting routine field surveys and fish surveys. $ 28,000 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $355,527 $814,247 $138,438 $140,237
Total Outyear Budgets $355,527 $814,247 $138,438 $140,237

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Project requires NEPA permits. Hatchery already has water rights, is in compliance with SEPA concerning handling of fish waste from 93,000 lb. production.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
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BOR. 1939-1947. Project Histories: Columbia Basin Project. This is a series of annual reports that describes activities related to the Columbia Basin Project (including construction of Grand Coulee Dam). Available at U.S. BOR Library, Boise, ID. No
Bradbury, A. 1986. Rotenone and trout stocking: A literature review with special reference to Washington Department of Game’s Lake Rehabilitation Program. Washington Department of Game. Fisheries Management Report 86-2: 181 pp. No
Bryant, F.G. and Z.E Parkhurst. 1950. Survey of the Columbia River and its tributaries Part IV, Area III. Washington streams from the Klickitat and Snake Rivers to Grand Coulee Dam. USFWS. Special Report - Fisheries No. 37: 108 pp. No
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Section 7. Abstract


This project is a resident fish substitution measure (10.8B.24) in the NPPC 1995 FWP to replace salmon losses related to construction of Grand Coulee Dam. The goal of this project is to improve the water supply and hatchery building, operate and maintain Ford Hatchery to enhance the recreational and subsistence kokanee fisheries in Lake Roosevelt and Banks Lake. The Ford Hatchery will augment production at Sherman Creek and Spokane Tribal kokanee/rainbow trout hatcheries by producing 10,626 lb. (1.75 million) kokanee for Banks Lake and 3,125 lb. (250,000) kokanee for Lake Roosevelt net pens. Also, Ford Hatchery will continue to produce resident trout (79,250 lb.) to promote the sport fisheries in put-and-take trout fishing lakes in eastern Washington (WDFW Management Region 1). Engineering design and NEPA permitting would commence in FY 2000, water supply improvements and hatchery remodel are scheduled for FY 2001 and FY 2002, respectively. Operation and maintenance funding would start in FY 2000 and continue through FY 2010. Monitoring and evaluation of the Ford Hatchery stocking program will involve three components: (1) Interfacing with the Lake Roosevelt Monitoring Program (BPA Project No. 9404300) to assess kokanee planting in Lake Roosevelt; (2) Utilizing existing WDFW creel and lake survey programs to assess resident trout planting in trout management waters: (3) Conducting a BPA funded creel survey to assess kokanee planting in Banks Lake.

Reviews and Recommendations

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