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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 Dworshak Impacts/M&E and Biological/Integrated Rule Curves
BPA Project Proposal Number 198740700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe
Business acronym (if appropriate) NPT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name David P. Statler
Mailing Address 3404 Highway 12
City, State, Zip Orofino, ID 83544
Phone 2084767417
Fax 2084760719
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Clearwater
Short Description Obtain and assess thermal, physical, chemical, primary production, zooplankton and benthic data for formulating biological/integrated rule curves for Dworshak Dam and Reservoir and for enhancing baseline data for monitoring and evaluation.
Target Species bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, kokanee, smallmouth bass

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.6, 10.3C.8, 5.5A.1, 5.5A.2, 2.2F.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: The U.S. Army Corps of Engeineers is currently preparing a Biological Assessment for Dworshak Dam and Reservoir operations relative to the threatened bull trout (FR Doc. 98-15319 Filed 6-5-98) that occur within the project area.
Other Planning Document References NPPC. 1992. Strategy for salmon. The Northwest Power Planning Council calls to seek mitigation for lower water levels in Dworshak Reservoir and to evaluate impacts of flow operations on resident fish in Dworshak Reservoir. Fickeisen, D.H. and D.R. Geist. 1994. Resident fish planning: Dworshak Reservoir, Lake Roosevelt, and Lake Pend Oreille. Project 93-026. BPA. Portland, Oregon. The authors identify a need for additional Dworshak Reservoir baseline information on populations of interest and on the physical-chemical environment under various operating conditions. CBFWA RFM. 1997. Multi-year implementation plan for resident fish protection, enhancement and mitigation in the Columbia River Basin. Resident Fish. Appendix C of the FY 1998 Annual Implementation Work Plan. Portland, Oregon. This planning document identifies a strategy for Dworshak Reservoir to manage water levels to maximize terrestrial invertebrate influx, plankton production, and benthic production.

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
1993 Joint NPT/IDFG report leading to cessation of smallmouth bass minimum size limits for Dworshak Reservoir.
1993 Identification of causative operational factors pertaining to the decline of the redside shiner population in Dworshak Reservoir.
1993 Identification of broad biologically based criteria for Dworshak Reservoir operations.
1993 Change in fisheries management approach to minimize stocking of exotic rainbow trout to avoid potential genetic introgression of native westslope cutthroat trout.
1994 Identification of potential temperature/oxygen barriers to migrating kokanee, and possibly bull trout, resulting from summer drawdown operations for anadromous fish flow augmentation.
1996 A draft report from contractor characterizing and evaluating limnological conditions in Dworshak Reservoir under various operating conditions from 1993-1995.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8709900 Dworshak Dam Impacts Assessment and Fisheries Investigations Identifies operational criteria for Dworshak Dam to minimize kokanee entrainment for incorporation in rule curves. Monitors the Dworshak kokanee population to evaluate effects of operations. No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Collect and assemble biological/environmental data for developing biological and integrated rule curves for Dworshak Reservoir. Measurable operational objectives, such as preferred seasonal pool elevations, will be identified with rule curve development. a. Characterize reservoir thermodynamics.
1. b. Characterize primary production and loss under various operating conditions.
1. c. Characterize zooplankton densities and loss under various operating conditions.
1. d. Characterize benthic invertebrate densities relative to reservoir operations.
2. Develop rule curve model. a. Obtain the MFWP Hungry Horse Reservoir model (HRMOD) source code and input files, develop Dworshak specific relationships using parallel data sets, and work with a contracted modeler and consult with MFWP expertise to develop a Dworshak specific model.
2. b. Work with a contracted modeler and consult with MFWP expertise to refine and calibrate Dworshak rule curve modeling, including incorporation of kokanee entrainment data and results of an IFIM study for the Clearwater River downstream from Dworshak Dam.
2. c. Collect data and provide to contracted modeler for refinement and calibration of the Dworshak model.
3. Implement rule curve. a. Present proposed Dworshak integrated rule curve to NPPC for approval and adoption.
4. Monitor rule curve implementation. a. Monitor Dworshak Dam and Reservoir operations for adherence to rule curve criteria as adopted by NPPC.
5. Monitor and evaluate the response of the reservoir ecosystem to rule curve implementation. a. Monitor primary production, secondary production, smallmouth bass reproduction, smallmouth bass PSD, redside shiner abundance, and kokanee and bull trout abundance (IDFG).
6. Promote informed fishery resource decisions pertaining to Dworshak Reservoir operations by providing technical input to pertinent regional water management fora. a. Participate in pre-season planning and in-season meetings of the Fish Passage Advisory Committee and other fora that have direct bearing on Dworshak Dam and Reservoir operations.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/93 12/01/00 45.0%
2 06/01/98 12/01/00 46.0%
3 01/01/01 03/01/01 X  
4 03/01/01 12/01/73  
5 03/01/01 12/01/73  
6 01/01/93 12/01/10 9.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 2/3 FTE biologist, 1 FTE technician, P/T supervisory biologist, admin. assistant. $ 82,174
Fringe $ 23,222
Supplies $ 2,150
Operating $ 16,950
Travel $ 1,825
Indirect $ 29,054
Subcontractor Modeling consultant $ 33,510
Subcontractor benthic invertebrate analysis $ 6,850
Subcontractor Aqua ID zooplankton analysis $ 3,750
Total Itemized Budget $199,485

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $199,485
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $199,485
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 $206,000 $212,180 $218,545 $225,101
Total Outyear Budgets $206,000 $212,180 $218,545 $225,101

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Effort required to calibrate rule curve model, unforeseen influences on reservoir dynamics, effort required to integrate kokanee entrainment relationships and Lower Clearwater IFIM relationships, time required to gain NPPC approval of the rule curve.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Arnsberg, B., W. Connor, and E. Connor. 1992. Mainstem Clearwater River Study: assessment for salmonid spawning, incubation, and rearing. Nez Perce Tribe and EBASCO Environmental Final Report to BPA, Contract No. DE-BI79-87BP37474, Portland, Oregon. No
Bennett, D.H. 1997. Evaluation of current envirinmental conditions and operations at Dworshak Reservoir, Clearwater River, ID, and an analysis of fisheries management alternatives. Final Report to the Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla, Washington. No
Botrell, H.H., A. Duncan, Z.M. Gliwez, E. Grygierek, A. Herzig, A. Hillbricht-Ilkowska, H. Kurasawa, P. Larsson, and T. Weglenska. 1976. A review of some problems in zooplankton studies. Norwegian Journal of Zoology, 24:419-456. No
CBFWA RFM. 1997. Multi-year implementation plan for resident fish protection, enhancement and mitigation in the Columbia River Basin. Resident Fish Appendix C of the FY 1998 Annual Impllementation Work Plan, Portland, Oregon. No
Fickeisen, D.H. and D.R. Geist. 1993. Resident fish planning:Dworshak Reservoir, Lake Roosevelt, and Lake Pend Oreille. Project No. 93-026, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Juul, S.T.J. 1996. A limnological reevaluation of Dworshak Reservoir, Idaho. A Progress Report Prepared for the Nez Perce Tribe and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,WSU Project Numbers 11W-3815-2857 and 11W-3998-2628, Pullman, Washington. No
Maiolie, M.A., D.P. Statler, and S. Elam. 1993. Dworshak Dam impact assessment and fishery investigation and trout, bass, and forage species. Final Report. Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Marotz, B., D. Gustafson, C. Allen, and B. Lonon. 1996. Model development to establish integrated operation rule curves for Hungry Horse and Libby Reservoirs. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks report to Bonneville Power Adminisration, Portland, Oregon. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1992. Strategy for salmon. Document 92-21, Portland, Oregon. No

Section 7. Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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