Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20554

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Hungry Horse Fisheries Mitigation Umbrella
BPA Project Proposal Number 20554
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Business acronym (if appropriate) MFWP
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Brian Marotz
Mailing Address 490 N. Meridian Rd.
City, State, Zip Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone 4067514546
Fax 4062570349
E-mail marotz@digisys.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Columbia
Subbasin Flathead
 
Short Description Enhance and protect native fish communities in the Flathead Basin through multi-species watershed assessments, fish passage improvements, habitat protection and enhancement, improved river flow and temperature conditions, reservoir operation strategies, o
Target Species Native Fish: bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, mountain whitefish, pygmy whitefish, northern pikeminnow. Non-native predator/ competitor: illegally introduced northern pike, brook trout and rainbow trout. Habitat restoration also benefits terrestri


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: 903 (a-b) ( NPPC 1987) 10.1B, 10.1C, 10.2A.2, 10.2B, 10.3A.1-4, 10.3A.6-13, 10.3A.17-18
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Bull Trout ESA Listing as threatened (63 FR 31647) Westslope Cutthroat Trout - Petitioned for ESA Listing ( 63 FR 31691) NMFS hydrosystem operations for salmon and steelhead recovery (56 FR 58619; 57 FR 14653; 62 FR 43937)
Other Planning Document References Fisheries Mitigation Plan for Losses Attributable to the Construction and Operation of Hungry Horse Dam (MFWP & CSKT 1991), Hungry Horse Dam Fisheries Mitigation Implementation Plan (MFWP &CSKT 1993), Fisheries losses attributable to reservoir drawdown in excess of limits stated in the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program: Hungry Horse and Libby Dams 1987-1991 (Marotz and DosSantos 1993), Fisheries losses attributable to reservoir drawdown in excess of limits stated in the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program: Hungry Horse and Libby Dams 1991-1993 (MFWP and CSKT 1997), Fish Passage and Habitat Improvement in the Upper Flathead River Basin (Knotek et al. 1997). Montana Bull Trout Restoration Plan (Montana Bull Trout Restoration Team 1997), Montana Westslope Cutthroat Trout Restoration Plan (Montana Westslope Cutthroat Restoration Team, In preparation), Monitoring Master Plan for the Flathead Basin (Flathead Basin Commission 1985), Forest Plan: Flathead National Forest (Brannon 1985), Water Quality Data and Analyses to Aid in the Development of Revised Water Quality Targets for Flathead Lake, Montana (Stanford et al. 1997). Flathead Basin Commission Biennial Report 1995-96 (Flathead Basin Commission 1997), Flathead River Drainage Bull Trout Status Report (Montana Bull Trout Scientific Group 1995a), South Fork Flathead River Drainage Bull Trout Status Report (Montana Bull Trout Scientific Group 1995b), Fish and habitat monitoring in the upper Flathead Basin (Weaver et al., In prep)


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

Year Accomplishment
1991 See Umbrella Sub-proposals for Accomplishments of Individual Projects


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9608701 Focus Watershed Coordination - Flathead Basin (CSKT) Serves as liaison between agencies on watershed projects. Primarily cooperator in Dayton Creek restoration No
3874700 Streamnet Geographic Information Services unit Provide GIS and GPS support. Design and archive watershed maps No
Hungry Horse Dam Wildlife Mitigation Program Co-sponsor of Dayton Creek restoration project and other possible conservation easements No
20554 Hungry Horse Fisheries Mitigation (MFWP) Yes
9101903 Hungry Horse Fisheries Mitigation - Habitat Restoration & Monitoring (MFWP) Yes
9401002 Flathead River Native Species Project (MFWP) Yes
9502500 Flathead River Instream Flow (IFIM) Project (MFWP) Yes
9101901 Hungry Horse Mitigation - Flathead Lake and Habitat Enhancement (CSKT) Yes
9101904 Hungry Horse Mitigation - Nonnative Fish Removal / Hatchery Production (USF Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Implement NPPC-approved Hungry Horse Mitigation and Implementation Plans a. Complete habitat restoration projects listed in the Mitigation Plans (see sub-proposal 9101903)
1. b. Design and scope new mitigation projects following established project selection criteria (Knotek et al 1997).
1. c. Select, scope and implement off-site restoration projects
1. d. Conduct project-specific and watershed-level monitoring
1. e. Implement CSKT project 9191901 Flathead Lake Monitoring and Habitat Enhancement (see subproposal).
1. f. Implement USFWS project 9191904 Nonnative Fish Removal / Hatchery Production (see subproposal).
2. Implement BPA approved mitigation for excessive drawdowns at Hungry Horse Reservoir (project 9401002), a. Correlate seasonal relative abundance, movements and predator-prey interactions with river flow and temperature (see sub-proposal 9401002)
2. b. Conduct biological sampling in the Flathead River to calibrate biological model for overlay on physical IFIM-based river model (see sub-proposals 9502500 and 9401002)
3. Perform modeling and technical analysis to improve dam operations a. Link reservoir model HRMOD with new river model. Refine IRCs.
3. b. Design improvements to selective withdrawal temperature control, flow ramping rates and seasonal operations (see sub-proposals)

Objective Schedules and Costs

n/a or no information

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel See subproposals $ 0
Fringe $ 0
Supplies $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 0


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 0
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 0
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
See subproposals for individual cost-shares $ 0 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Many projects are implemented simultaneously so that as some are delayed or modified by permitting, contracting, public opinion or new information, others continue through fruition. The Flathead IFIM project has been delayed by the BPA RFP process. Although biological sampling has proceeded on schedule, the physical framework must be completed to synthesize the information and make recommendations for operational improvements.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Carty, D., W. Fredenberg, L. Knotek, M. Deleray and B. Hansen. 1997. Hungry Horse Dam Mitigation: kokanee stocking and monitoring in Flathead Lake. Annual progress report-1996. BPA project numbers 9101901, 9101903, and 9101904. Submitted to Bonneville Po No
Cavigli, J., L. Knotek & B. Marotz. 1998. Minimizing zooplankton entrainment at Hungry Horse Dam: implications for operation of selective withdrawal. Final Report. DOE/BPA 91-19-03. BOR 1425-5-FG-10-01760. Submitted to Bonneville Power Administration. 18 No
Deleray, M. 1997. Statewide Fisheries Investigations: Survey and inventory of coldwater and warmwater ecosystems. Flathead Lake-River System study, F-78-R-3, Job No. V-a. July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Kalispell, M No
Deleray, M., W. Fredenberg, and B. Hansen. 1995. Kokanee stocking and monitoring, Flathead Lake -1993 and 1994. BPA Project No. 91-19. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Kalispell, Montana. Submitted to Bonneville Power Administration. 46 pp. No
Flathead Basin Commission. 1995. Monitoring master plan for the Flathead Basin. Kalispell, Montana. Yes
Flathead Basin Commission. 1997. Biennial report: 1995-96. Kalispell, Montana. No
Fraley, J., B. Marotz, J. Decker-Hess, W. Beattie, and R. Zubik. 1989. Mitigation, compensation, and future protection for fish populations by hydropower development in the upper Columbia System, Montana, U.S.A. Regulated Rivers: Research & Management 3:3 No
Hansen, B., J. Cavigli, M. Deleray, W. Fredenberg, and D. Carty. 1996. Hungry Horse Dam fisheries mitigation: kokanee stocking and monitoring in Flathead Lake-1995. BPA Project numbers 91-19-01, 91-19-03, 91-19-04. Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes No
Hauer, F.R., Gangemi and J.A. Stanford. 1994. Long-term influence of Hungry horse Dam operation on the ecology of macrozoobenthos of the Flathead River. Prepared for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Special Projects Bureau, Kalispell, Montana. No
Hungry Horse Implementation Group. 1994. Hungry Horse Dam Fisheries Mitigation Biennial Report, 1992-1993. Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration. 15 pp. No
Knotek, W.L., M. Deleray, and B. Marotz. 1997. Fish passage and habitat improvement in the upper Flathead River basin. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Kalispell, Montana. Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration. 60 pp. No
Marotz, B.L., C.L. Althen, and D. Gustafson. 1994. Hungry Horse Mitigation: aquatic modeling of the selective withdrawal system - Hungry Horse Dam, Montana. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration. 36 No
Marotz, B. and J. DosSantos. 1993. Fisheries losses attributable to reservoir drawdown in excess of limits stated in the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program: Hungry Horse and Libby Dams 1987-1991. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Praks and Confederated Salis No
Marotz, B.L., D. Gustafson, C.L. Althen, and W. Lonon. 1996. Model development to establish integrated operational rule curves for Hungry Horse and Libby Reservoirs - Montana. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Prepared for Bonneville Power No
McNeil, W. J. and W. H. Ahnell. 1964. Success of pink salmon spawning relative to size of spawning bed materials. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Special Scientific Report. Fisheries 468. 15 pp. No
Montana Bull Trout Scientific Group. 1995a. Flathead River drainage bull trout status report. Prepared for the Montana Bull Trout Restoration Team. 46 pp. No
Montana Bull Trout Scientific Group. 1995b. South Fork Flathead River drainage bull trout status report. Prepared for the Montana Bull Trout Restoration Team. 33 pp. No
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Praks and Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes. 1997. Fisheries losses attributable to reservoir drawdown in excess of limits stated in the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program: Hungry Horse and Libby Dams 1991-1993. Proposa No
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. 1991. Fisheries mitigation plan for losses attributable to the construction and operation of Hungry Horse Dam. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and No
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. 1993. Hungry Horse Dam fisheries mitigation implementation plan. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, Kalis No
Montana Westslope Cutthroat Trout Recovery Team. In preparation. Montana westslope cutthroat trout recovery plan. Prepared for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Helena, Montana. Yes
Morton, W.M. 1955. Report on field trip, June 13 to 17, 1955, to study culverts blocking spawning cutthroat trout at Hungry Horse Reservoir, Montana. MFWP file report. 18 pp. (Photos included). No
Rosgen, D. L. 1996. Applied River Morphology. Wildland Hydrology, Pagosa Springs, Colorado. No
Shepard, B. B. and P. J. Graham. 1982. Completion report. Monitoring spawning bed material used by bull trout on the Glacier View District, Flathead National Forest, FWP, Kalispell, Montana. 37 pp. No
Stanford, J. A., B. K. Ellis, J. A. Craft and G. C. Poole. 1997. Water quality data and analyses to aid in the development of revised water quality targets for Flathead Lake, Montana. Report prepared for the Flathead Basin Commission, Kalispell, Montana. Yes
Weaver, T.M. and J.J. Fraley. 1993. A method to measure emergence success of westslope cutthroat trout fry from varying substrate compositions in a natural stream channel. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 13:817-822. No
Weisberg, S. And R.V. Frie. 1987. Linear models for growth of fish. Pages 127-143 in R.C. Summerfelt and G.E. Hall, eds. Age and growth of fish. Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa. No
Zippen, C. 1956. An evaluation of the removal method of estimating animal populations. Biometrics 12:163-169. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

The Hungry Horse Mitigation Program implements on-the-ground restoration actions, applied research and monitoring to mitigate NPPC-approved fisheries losses caused by the construction and operation of Hungry Horse Dam in northwestern Montana. Previously separate but related projects were combined in this umbrella program at the request of BPA and ISRP. We are attempting to reduce proliferating bureaucratic process and increase efficiency in the implementation of measurable, cost-effective improvements to fisheries and aquatic habitats.


Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

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