Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 198709900

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 Dworshak Dam Impacts Assessment and Fisheries Investigation
BPA Project Proposal Number 198709900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Melo A. Maiolie
Mailing Address P.O. Box 806
City, State, Zip Bayview, ID 83803
Phone 2086833054
Fax 2086833054
E-mail mmaiolie@micron.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
 
Short Description Determines ways to minimize entrainment losses of fish into Dworshak Dam. Also, evaluates impacts to the kokanee population caused by drawdowns and routine operations of the dam.
Target Species Kokanee


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: 10.3C, 10.3C.1, 10.3C.2, 10.3C.3
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N.A.
Other Planning Document References 1. Dworshak Dam Mitigation Plan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This plan cites minimizing entrainment losses of fish as a primary mitigation measure. 2. 1998 Dworshak Reservoir Key Watershed Bull Trout Problem Assessment. This document cites restoring kokanee in Dworshak Reservoir as aiding the recovery of bull trout.


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
1990 Reservoir fishery documented.
1993 Fishery objectives defined for waters of this type and productivity. Published in Rieman and Maiolie 1995.
1993 Selector gates on dam successfully used to minimize entrainment losses during a year of low winter flow.
1994 Selector gates on dam utilized to avoid kokanee losses during winter of low flow.
1995 Selector gates again utilized to avoid kokanee losses during winter of low flow.
1995 Eighty foot drawdowns of reservoir to provide anadromous fish flows were found to have minimal impacts on the kokanee population.
1996 We successfully monitored kokanee abundance in the reservoir throughout the year and during a flood event when selector gates could not be used due to low pool elevation.
1997 Strobe light testing began. Kokanee repelled by lights during open water tests on free ranging fish.
1998 Winter strobe light test conducted and found to be even more effective than during summer.
1998 Tests conducted with downward pointing strobe lights were found to repel kokanee.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Increase the kokanee population to 30 to 50 adults/ha by reducing entrainment losses. This can be accomplished if annual survival rate for each year class of kokanee can be increased to 50%. . Test strobe lights, on-site, for their effectiveness at repelling kokanee from the intakes of the dam.
1. a. We will test split-beam hydroacoustic gear for its ability to monitor kokanee entrainment near the dam.
1. b. The next task is to purchase strobe lights, rig wiring, construct a dock structure, and fabricate winch stantions for lifting lights.
1. c. Dock structure will be installed on wall of Dworshak Dam and secured with steel cable to keep it in a fixed location. Lights will be installed in front of only one intake during initial testing.
1. d. Floating dock structure will be tested during high flows for stability and to insure lights do not drift or hit trashracks.
1. e. Hydroacoustics will be used to monitor entrainment losses when lights are on (tests) and with lights off (controls).
1. f. Annually, we will estimate the kokanee population in the reservoir and calculate survival rates to determine the population effect of entrainment losses.
1. g. Provide biological information on entrainment to the Nez Perce Tribe for use in their modeling efforts to develop rule curves.
2. Determine if annual operation of the dam causes >50% mortality to the kokanee population. a. Monitor kokanee population by hydroacoustics or trawling. And, conduct spawner counts in tributary streams.
2. b. Relate changes in survival rates to dam operation and flow year.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/93 12/01/05 Kokanee abundance maintained at 30-50 adults/ha. X 67.0%
2 07/01/98 12/01/05 Kokanee annual mortality <50%. X 33.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 85,000
Fringe $ 30,000
Supplies $ 24,000
Operating $ 10,000
Capital For purchase of ten strobe lights, power converters, dock structures, and wiring. $ 80,000
Construction U.S. Army Corps assistance with design and installation of floating docks. $ 15,000
Travel $ 4,000
Indirect 22.5% of budget not including capital outlay items. $ 37,000
Total Itemized Budget $285,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $285,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $285,000
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

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $299,000 $314,000 $330,000 $346,000
Total Outyear Budgets $299,000 $314,000 $330,000 $346,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Weather in the form of flooding could constrain this project. High flows and spilling at the dam could delay installation of floating structures. Odds of this happening are less than 10%.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Falter, C. M. 1982. Limnology of Dworshak Reservoir in a low flow year. United States Army Corps of Engineers. Walla Walla, Washington. No
Fredericks, J. P. 1995. Kokanee impacts assessment and monitoring on Dworshak Reservoir, Idaho. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Annual Progress Report, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Project number 87-099, Portland, Oregon. No
Horton, W. A. 1980. Dworshak Reservoir fisheries investigations. Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Job Performance Report, Prepared for United States Army Corps of Engineers, Contract Number DACW68-79-C-0034, Boise. No
Horton, W. A. 1981. Dworshak Reservoir fisheries investigations. Idaho Department of Fish and Game. Prepared for United States Army Corps of Engineers, Contract Number DACW68-79-C-0034, Boise. No
Johnson, P. N., G.A. Frederick, and G.R. Ploskey. 1998 (in press). The effectiveness of strobe lights for vertically displacing juvenile salmon out of flow entering a 4.3 x 4.9 km filling intake at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, Seattle. Anadromous Fish Eval No
Maiolie, M. A. 1988. Dworshak dam impacts assessment and fisheries investigation. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Annual Progress Report, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Project number 87-99, Portland, Oregon. No
Maiolie, M. A., D. P. Statler, and S. Elam. 1992. Dworshak Dam impact assessment and fishery investigation and trout, bass and forage species. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and Nez Perce Tribe, Combined completion report, Prepared for Bonneville No
Maiolie, M. A., and S. Elam. 1993. Dworshak dam impacts assessment and fisheries investigations. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Annual Progress Report, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Project number 87-99, Portland, Oregon. No
Maiolie, M. A., and S. Elam. 1995. Dworshak dam impacts assessment and fisheries investigations project. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Annual Progress Report, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Project number 89-99, Portland, Oregon. No
Maiolie, M. A., and S. Elam. 1996. Dworshak dam impacts assessment and fisheries investigations project. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Annual Progress Report, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Project number 89-99, Portland, Oregon. No
Maiolie, M. A., and S. Elam. 1997. Kokanee abundance and distribution in Dworshak Reservoir and implications toward minimizing entrainment. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Annual Progress Report, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Project n No
Maiolie, M. A., and S. Elam. 1998. Dworshak dam impacts assessment and fisheries investigations project. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Annual Progress Report, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Project number 89-99, Portland, Oregon. No
Maiolie, M. A., B. Harryman, and B. Ament. 1999. Dworshak dam impacts assessment and fisheries investigations project. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Annual Progress Report, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Project number 89-99, Portlan No
Mauser, G., D. Cannamela, and R. Downing. 1989. Dworshak Dam impact assessment and fishery investigation. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Annual Progress Report, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Project number 87-99, Portland, Oregon. No
Mauser, G., D. Cannamela, and R. Downing. 1990. Dworshak Dam impact assessment and fishery investigation. Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Annual Progress Report, Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Project number 87-99, Portland, Oregon. No
McKinley, R.S. and P.H. Patrick. 1986. Use of behavioral stimuli to divert sockeye salmon smolts at the Seton Hydro-Electric station, British Columbia. Ontario Hydro Research Division. Toronto, Ontario. No
Nemeth R.S. and J.J. Anderson. 1992. Response of juvenile coho and chinook salmon to strobe and mercury vapor lights. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 12:684-692. No
Patrick, P.H. 1980. Responses of American eels to strobe light. Progress Report number 80-86-K. Ontario Hydro Research Division. No
Patrick, P.H. 1982. Responses of alewife to flashing light. Progress Report number 82-305-K. Ontario Hydro Research Division. No
Ploskey, G.R. and P.N. Johnson. 1997. Development of Behavioral technologies to improve the efficiency of surface collection and bypass structures on the Lower Columbia River. USAE Waterways Experiment Station, Stevenson, Washington. No
Rieman, B. E., and M. A. Maiolie. 1995. Kokanee population density and resulting fisheries. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 15:229-237. No
Skarr, D., J. Deshazer, L. Garrow, T. Ostrowski and B. Thornburg. 1996. Investigations of fish entrainment through Libby Dam, 1990-1994. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Prepared for Bonneville Power Administration, Project Number 83-46 No
Scheaffer , R. L., W. Mendenhall, and L. Ott. 1990. Elementary survey sampling, 4th edition. Duxbury Press, Belmont, California. No
Stober, Q. J., R. W. Tyler, C. E. Petrosky, K. P. Johnson, C. F. Cowman, Jr., J. Wilcock, and R. E. Nakatani. 1979. Development and evaluation of a net barrier to reduce entrainment loss of kokanee from Banks Lake. Fisheries Research Institute, Final R No
Winans, G. A., P. B. Aebersold, and R. S. Waples. 1996. Allozyme variability of Oncorhynchus nerka in the Pacific Northwest, with special consideration to populations of Redfish Lake, Idaho. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 125:645-6663. No
Winchell, F.C., S.V. Amaral, E.P. Taft. 1994. Research update on fish protection technologies for water intakes. Final Report for Electric Power Research Institute. Palo Alto, California. No
Wydoski, R. S., and D. H. Bennett. 1981. Forage species in lakes and reservoirs of the western United States. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 110:764-771. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

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

ISRP Preliminary Review , ISRP 99-2 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund

Comments: This is a proposal to evaluate measures (specifically the use of strobe lights) to reduce entrainment losses of kokanee into Dworshak Dam turbines. The project has been ongoing since 1987, since then strobe lights (and possibly other measures) have been tested off-site. Apparently the primary current-year tasks would be on-site testing. Information presented suggests that the project has shown some success in reducing turbine entrainment. The proposal includes a good summary of what has been learned, clearly outlines the problem, and describes methods that are clearly consistent with the objective. One concern is why over ten years were required (with funding apparently of several million dollars) to get to the point of on-site testing. The proposers should be encouraged to develop a definitive evaluation of the measure, and a long-term proposal for implementation. At that point, funding of ongoing costs should be as a reservoir operations line item, and not a Program expense. One other concern is that the publication plan is inadequate, publication of results of the tests (both off- and on-site) in a peer-reviewed journal should be a funding requirement.


CBFWA: Resident Fish Review Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Screening Criteria: yes

Technical Criteria: yes

Programmatic Criteria: yes

Milestone Criteria: no-Until further deliberations.

General Comments: One of the very few projects that is solution-oriented.


CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$285,000
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$285,000
Comment:
[Decision made in 9-22-99 Council Meeting]

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$160,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 0
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 0
Sponsor (IDFG) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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