Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20099

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 System for Salmon Migrating Through Dams
BPA Project Proposal Number 20099
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Krick Salmon Survival Systems
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Edward Krick, CPA
Mailing Address 38720 Proctor Blvd, Ste 102
City, State, Zip Sandy, OR 97055
Phone 5036685615
Fax 5036683592
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mainstem/Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
Short Description System to reduce losses of Salmon Migrating Through Dams.
Target Species All Anadromous Smolts Migrating Past Dams

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: Innovative Project
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
Other Planning Document References None

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. Train Hatchery Smolts a. Modify 3 Hatchery Pens
1. b. Test Train Smolts
2. Capture Smolts at Dam a. Design and Build Equipment
2. b. Capture Trained Smolts

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/00 04/01/00 % Trained Successfully 95 % Find Feed 42.0%
2 04/01/00 05/01/00 % Collected At Dams 30% of Trainees (Only 1 Collector) 58.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel Project Management $ 15,000
Fringe Payroll Taxes $ 1,500
Supplies Feed and Miscellaenous $ 8,000
Operating Volunteer $ 0
Capital Volunteer $ 65,000
NEPA Compliance $ 1,500
PIT tags $ 1,000
Travel Meetings and Work Sites $ 4,000
Indirect Office, Telephone, Supplies $ 6,000
Other Reserve $ 8,000
Subcontractor Grad. Students/ Skilled Retirees $ 35,000
Total Itemized Budget $145,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $145,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $145,000
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

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


This proposal addresses a method for moving salmon safely through dams reducing mortality significantly. It is low cost and requires no modification to hydrostructures. 1. Smolts are trainable. Use the feeding process at the hatchery to train smolts to search for feed using water current and light stimulus to locate food. Light alone is insufficient because turbidity limits vision. Following current is a natural instinct that will be useful to collecting smolts at the dam. 2. Above the dams, position floating collectors in the current paths created by the turbines to intercept and capture smolts. 3. In support of the collector system, use sensor equipment and a computer program to map and predict paths of smolts as they approach the dam. Data will improve positioning of collectors. 4. Collectors are small barge like boats with a pump, a holding tank,and large underwater opening at the bow. The collectors will pump water into the holding tank, creating faster current to help lead smolts in closer. 5. Collectors will mimic the feeding process at the hatcheries. As the smolts follow the current they will encounter the collectors. The light and feed will agitate them into swarming forward, where they will be sucked into the holding tank. 6. Water will be pumped from the holding tank through tubing to the head of the fish ladder. The ladder will have a partition to shunt juveniles down inside the dam and out the opening nearest the shoreline. This helps returning adults identify the path. 7. Wild smolts may be drawn into the same process by following current flows and be led by swarming hatchery pathfinders into the collectors. 8. This is a low cost concept. It is easy to test and verify.

Reviews and Recommendations

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