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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 Characterize Historic Channel Morphology of the Columbia River: McNary Pool
BPA Project Proposal Number 20100
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Business acronym (if appropriate) PNNL

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Tim P. Hanrahan
Mailing Address P.O. Box 999, MS K6-85
City, State, Zip Richland, WA 99352
Phone 5093760972
Fax 5093723515
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Columbia Lower Middle
Short Description Characterize pre-dam channel morphology of the Columbia River between the mouths of the Yakima and Walla Walla rivers, focusing on the physical features controlling the development of salmonid spawning and rearing habitat.
Target Species fall chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and steelhead trout (O. mykiss)

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: 7.6A.2, 7.6D, 1995 Ammendment 4.1A
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: 1998 Supplement to 1995 RPA Measure 10 (drawdown)
Other Planning Document References ISG (1996) Return to the River (pages 164 & 269). ISRP (1998) Review of the Fish and Wildlife Program, Report 98-1, Recommendation V-B.2.b.2

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. Quantify the pre-impoundment physical characteristics of the channel and riparian/floodplain areas in the Columbia River between the confluence of the Yakima River downstream to the confluence of the Walla Walla River, including lower reaches of tribs. a. Acquire existing historic spatial data and compile it into GIS databases.
1. b. Characterize and quantify historic channel morphology.
2. Describe typical alluvial characteristics of large rivers based on reference reaches (e.g., Hanford Reach of the Columbia River, Hells Canyon Reach of the Snake River) and the fluvial geomorphology literature. a. Acquire existing data and knowledge describing alluvial characteristics in reference reaches.
3. Describe the pre-impoundment historic flow conditions in the proposed study reach and reference reaches. a. Acquire, compile and analyze historical flow records.
4. Compare the results from objectives (1) and (2) to determine the presence and extent of similar characteristics. a. Compile results from Objective 1.
4. b. Compare results from Objective 2 with results from Objective 4, Task a.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 Task completion report 40.0%
2 10/01/99 09/01/00 Task completion report 15.0%
3 10/01/99 09/01/00 Task completion report 15.0%
4 03/01/00 09/01/00 Project completion report 30.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 61,245
Fringe $ 11,072
Supplies $ 6,103
Travel $ 7,721
Indirect $ 21,762
Subcontractor Central Washington University $ 11,848
Total Itemized Budget $119,751

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $119,751
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $119,751
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

Reference Watershed?
Berggren, T.J. and M.J. Filardo 1993. An analysis of variables influencing the migration of juvenile salmonids in the Columbia River Basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 13:48-63. No
Hanrahan, T. P., D. A. Neitzel, M. C. Richmond, and K. A. Hoover. 1998. Assessment of drawdown from a geomorphic perspective using geographic information systems: Lower Snake River, Washington. Final Report to Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of E No
Imhof, J. G., J. Fitzgibbon, and W. K. Annable. 1996. A hierarchical evaluation system for characterizing watershed ecosystems for fish habitat. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 53(Suppl. 1): 312-326. No
Independent Scientific Group (ISG). 1996. Return to the river, restoration of salmonid fishes in the Columbia River ecosystem. Pre-publication copy dated September 10, 1996. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR. No
Independent Science Review Panel (ISRP). 1998. Review of the Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program for Fiscal Year 1999 as Directed by the 1996 Amendment to the NW Power Act. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, OR. No
Kellerhals, R., and M. Church. 1989. The morphology of large rivers: Characterization and management. In D. P. Dodge (ed.), Proceedings of the International Large River Symposium. Can. Spec. Publ. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 106: 31-48. No
Knighton, D. 1984. Fluvial forms and processes. Edward Arnold, NY, NY, 218 pp. No
Leopold, L. B., M. G. Wolman, and J. P. Miller. 1964. Fluvial Processes in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 522 pp. No
Lichatowich, J.A., L. Mobrand, L. Lestelle, and T.Vogel. 1995. An approach to the diagnosis and treatment of depleted Pacific salmon populations in Pacific Northwest watersheds. Fisheries. 20:10-18. No
MacArthur, R.H. and E.O.Wilson. 1967. The theory of island biogeography. Monographs in Population Biology I. Princton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey No
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). 1998. A Supplemental Biological Opinion to the March 2, 1995, Biological Opinion on Operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System. No
Northwest Power Planning Council (NPPC). 1994. 1994 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Richards, K. 1982. Rivers: Forms and process in alluvial channels. Methuen, NY. 361 pp. No
Rieman, B.E., and J.D. McIntyre. 1995. Occurrence of bull trout in naturally fragmented habitat patches of varied size. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 124: 285-296. No
Rosgen, D. L. 1994. A classification of natural rivers. Catena 22: 169-199. No
Schumm, S. A. 1977. The Fluvial System. Wiley, NY, 338 pp. No
Stanford, J.A., J.V. Ward, W.J. Liss, C.A. Frissell, R.N. Williams, J.A. Lichatowich, C.C. Coutant. 1996. A general protocol for restoration of regulated rivers. Regulated Rivers: Research & Management, 12:391-413. No
Townsend, C. R. 1980. The ecology of streams and rivers. Studies in Biology No. 122. Edward Arnold, London. 68 pp. No
Wilcox, B.A. 1980. Insular ecology and conservation, p. 95-117. In M.E. Sourle and B.A. Wilcox (eds). Conservation Biology: an evolutionary-ecological perspective. Sinauer, Sunderland, Massachusetts. No

Section 7. Abstract


The ISG (1996) and ISRP (1998) have identified the need to protect and enhance mainstem spawning and rearing habitat for salmonids. Both groups also recommended evaluation of additional spawning and rearing habitat that may be made available in the event of operational modification or removal of lower Snake River dams, John Day Dam, and McNary Dam. The ISRP (1998) specifically indicated that such actions could prove most beneficial to spawning and rearing habitat of mainstem populations, and that, “Scientific information on this issue may be critical in supporting whatever decisions are made regarding modification of dams or their operations.” The research conducted under this proposal will result in the scientific information necessary for evaluating historic habitat conditions, as well as for reducing uncertainty regarding the predictions of future mainstem habitat conditions following flow modifications. The most informative outcome of this research will be the analysis of the historic presence and extent of alluvial characteristics in the McNary pool and associated study reaches. The project will be based on sound methods in applied fluvial geomorphology, and coupled with geographic information system analyses. Results from this work will include reports, peer-reviewed papers, professional society and agency presentations, GIS databases, digital elevation models of river channels and floodplains, electronic and hardcopy maps.

Reviews and Recommendations

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