Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 198902401

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 Evaluate Juvenile Salmonid Outmigration and Survival in the Lower Umatilla
BPA Project Proposal Number 198902401
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Business acronym (if appropriate) ODFW
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Richard Carmichael
Mailing Address 211 Inlow Hall, EOU, 1410 ā€œLā€ Avenue
City, State, Zip La Grande, OR 97850
Phone 5419623777
Fax 5419623067
E-mail odfw2@eosc.osshe.edu
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Umatilla
 
Short Description Determine migration patterns, migrant abundance, and survival of hatchery and natural juvenile salmonids in the Umatilla basin using PIT tag and radio telemetry technology and investigate effects of environmental variables on fish migration.
Target Species Spring and fall chinook salmon, coho salmon, summer steelhead, and Pacific lamprey.


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: 7.0C.4, 7.1C, 7.2D, 7.2D.1, 7.4I, 7.4I.1, 7.4L, 7.4L.1, 7.10, 7.10A.2
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: No biological opionions have addressed the Umatilla River Outmigration Study
Other Planning Document References A Comprehensive Plan for Rehabilitation of Anadromous Fish Stocks in the Umatilla River Basin (ODFW 1986); Umatilla Hatchery Master Plan (ODFW and CTUIR 1990); Umatilla River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Plan (ODFW and CTUIR 1989); Umatilla Basin Project-Initial Project Workplan (USBR and BPA 1989).


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

Year Accomplishment
1997 Video monitored fish behavior / passage
1997 Evaluated tranport of juvenile fish
1997 Completed Final Report for Passage Evaluation Study
1997 Measured velocities at key locations at the fish ladder and canal facility
1997 Determined diel patterns of fish movement
1997 Determined condition of juvenile migrants
1997 Identified fish predators
1998 Evaluated new color marking techniques
1998 Estimated lower river natural production
1998 Estimated survival of hatchery migrants
1998 Determined trap efficiencies
1998 Investigated feasibility of PIT tag use
1998 Determined relationship between flow and fish migration
1998 Determine migration patterns of migrants


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8903500 Umatilla Hatchery O&M Use of facilities, fish for tests No
8343600 Umatilla Fish Passage Facility O&M Assistance, information exchange No
8802200 Umatilla Fish Passage Operations Assistance, coordination, information exchange No
8343500 Umatilla Satellite Facilities O&M Coordination, information exchange No
8710001 Enhance Anadromous Fish Habitat Information exchange No
20516 Umatilla River Subbasin Umbrella Yes
9402600 Pacific Lamprey Research and Restoration Yes
9000500 Umatilla Hatchery M&E Yes
8902401 Evaluate Juvenile Salmonid Outmigration and Survival Yes
9000501 Umatilla Natural Production M&E Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Use PIT tag technology to monitor tagged juvenile salmonids emigrating from the basin. a. Coordinate installation of remote tag detection systems (134 kHz) at two lower river canal facilities.
1. b. Initiate PIT-tagging and monitoring activities.
1. c. Determine tag detection efficiency
1. d. Conduct trap efficiency tests with PIT-tagged fish
1. e. Edit, send, and retreive PIT tag data
2. Determine migration performance and pattern, migrant abundance, and survival of PIT-tagged hatchery fish a. Remotely interrogate PIT-tagged hatchery fish from different rearing and release strategies and release locations.
2. b. Estimate migrant abundance and survival of specific tag groups
2. c. Tag and release fish for reach-specific survival studies from March - July..
3. Determine migration parameters, life history characteristics, migrant abundance, and survival of PIT-tagged natural fish. a. Remotely and actively interrogate PIT-tagged natural fish and weigh and measure sampled fish.
3. b. PIT tag natural fish sampled in trap
3. c. Sample natural subyearling chinook and estimate abundance
3. d. Estimate migrant abundance and survival of tag groups from tag data.
4. Determine species composition, condition, and total weight/count of collected fish at Westland Canal a. Sample, count, and examine fish and save mortalities for disease analysis
4. b. Obtain PIT tag data from collected fish
4. c. Weigh net-loads of fish and compute total number transported
5. Investigate relationships between river flow / temperature / turbidity and canal diversions with migration parameters of hatchery and natural fish a. Obtain environmental data and canal flow data from other agencies
5. b. Measure Secchi depth and temperature at trap sites
6. Participate in a radio telemetry study to validate survival estimates for steelhead a. Assist with tagging of summer steelhead release groups
6. b. Assist with receiver installation and monitoring of tagged fish.
7. Assist with Pacific lamprey research a. Collect and count juvenile lamprey
7. b. Conduct trap efficiency tests
8. Participate in planning and coordination activities in the basin a. Attend basin coordination meetings
8. b. Present findings to basin research and management groups
9. Prepare annual progress report a. Summarize and analyze findings
9. b. Interpret and discuss findings

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 09/01/00 10.0%
2 03/01/00 08/01/00 Abundance, survival 25.0%
3 10/01/99 08/01/00 Abundance, survival 20.0%
4 07/01/00 08/01/00 Species comp, abundanc 5.0%
5 10/01/99 09/01/00 5.0%
6 04/01/00 06/01/00 Survival, movement 10.0%
7 10/01/99 02/01/00 Abundance, migration 5.0%
8 10/01/99 09/01/00 5.0%
9 06/01/00 03/01/01 15.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $123,390
Fringe $ 47,041
Supplies $ 3,360
Operating $ 11,550
Capital Remote + hand-held 134 kHz detectors $ 11,000
PIT tags 10,000 $ 29,000
Travel $ 6,909
Indirect 35.5% $ 68,249
Total Itemized Budget $300,499


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $300,499
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $300,499
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
$ 0 unknown
$ 0 unknown
$ 0 unknown
$ 0 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003
All Phases $299,215 $308,191 $180,600
Total Outyear Budgets $299,215 $308,191 $180,600
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Time required to complete annual progress report for FY2000 will extend into FY2001. Remote detection at Westland Canal may not be completed in FY2000.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Burnham, K.P., D.R. Anderson, G.C.White, C. Brownie, and K.H. Pollock. 1987. Design and analysis methods for fish survival experiments based on release-recapture. American Fisheries Society Monograph 5:1-437. No
Cameron, W.A. and S.M. Knapp. 1993. Pages 5-48 in S.M. Knapp, editor. Evaluation of juvenile fish bypass and adult fish passage facilities at water diversions in the Umatilla River. Annual Report 1992. DOE/BP01385-3, BPA, Portland, OR No
Cameron, W.A., S.M. Knapp, and B.P. Schrank. 1994. Pages 1-76 in S.M. Knapp, editor. Evaluation of juvenile fish bypass and adult fish passage facilities at water diversions on the Umatilla River. Annual Report 1993. DOE/BP-01385-4, BPA, Portland, OR No
Cameron, W.A., S.M. Knapp, and B.P. Schrank. 1995. Pages 1-98 in S.M. Knapp, editor. Evaluation of juvenile fish bypass and adult fish passage facilities at water diversions on the Umatilla River. Annual Report 1994. DOE/BP-01385-5, BPA, Portland, O No
Cameron, W.A., S.M. Knapp, and R.W. Carmichael. 1997. Evaluation of juvenile salmonid bypass facilities and passage at water diversions on the lower Umatilla River. Final report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR No
Contor, C.R., E. Hoverson, and P. Kissner. 1995. Umatilla basin natural production monitoring and evaluation. Annual progress report 1993-1994 to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon No
Contor, C.R., E. Hoverson, P. Kissner, and J. Volkman. 1996. Umatilla basin natural production monitoring and evaluation. Annual progress report 1994-1995 to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Contor, C.R., E. Hoverson, P. Kissner, and J. Volkman. 1997. Umatilla basin natural production monitoring and evaluation. Annual progress report 1995-1996 to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon No
Contor, C.R., E. Hoverson, and P. Kissner. 1998. Umatilla basin natural production monitoring and evaluation. Annual progress report 1996-1997 to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR No
CTUIR (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation). 1994. Umatilla basin natural production monitoring and evaluation. Annual progress report 1992-1993 to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
CTUIR (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation) and ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife). 1989. Umatilla River subbasin - salmon and steelhead plan. Prepared for the Northwest Power Planning Council for Columbia basin system pla No
CTUIR (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation) and ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife). 1990. Umatilla hatchery master plan. Prepared for the Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon No
CTUIR and ODFW. 1997. Trapping and transportation of adult and juvenile salmon in the lower Umatilla River in northeast Oregon, 1996-1997. Umatilla River basin trap and haul program. Annual progress report to BPA, Portland, OR No
Dauble, D.D., J. Skalski, A. Hoffman, and A.E. Giorgi. 1993. Evaluation and application of statistical methods for estimating smolt survival. Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Ephron, B., and R. Tibshirani. 1986. Bootstrap methods for standard errors, confidence intervals, and other measures of statistical accuracy. Statistical Science 1(1): 54-77. No
Focher, S.M., R.W. Carmichael, M.C. Hayes, and R.W. Stonecypher, Jr. 1998. Umatilla hatchery monitoring and evaluation. 1996 annual progress report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Hayes, M.C., S.M. Knapp, and A.A. Nigro. 1992. Pages 53-103 in S.M. Knapp, editor. Evaluation of juvenile fish bypass and adult fish passage facilities at water diversions in the Umatilla River. Annual and interim progress reports. DOE/BP-10385-2, Bo No
Hayes, M.C., R.W. Carmichael, S.M. Focher, N.L. Hurtado, M.L. Keefe, G.W. Love, W.J. Groberg, Jr., S.T. Onjukka, and K. Waln. 1996a. Umatilla Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation. 1994 Annual progress report to BPA, Portland, Oregon. No
Hayes, M.C., R.W. Carmichael, S.M. Focher, W.J. Groberg, Jr., S.T. Onjukka, R.W. Stonecypher, Jr., and K. Waln. 1996b. Umatilla Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation. 1995 Annual progress report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Keefe, M.L., R.W. Carmichael, R.A. French, W.J. Groberg, and M.C. Hayes. 1993. Umatilla hatchery monitoring and evaluation. Annual progress report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Keefe, M.L., R.W. Carmichael, S.M. Focher, W.J. Groberg, and M.C. Hayes. 1994. Umatilla hatchery monitoring and evaluation. Annual progress report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Knapp, S.M. and D.L. Ward. 1990. Pages 1-32 in A.A. Nigro, editor. Evaluation of juvenile fish bypass and adult fish passage facilities at Three Mile Falls Dam, Umatilla River. Annual Report 1990. DOE/BP-01385-1, Bonneville Power Administration, Port No
Knapp, S.M., J.C. Kern, W.A. Cameron, S.L. Shapleigh, and R.W. Carmichael. 1996. Evaluation of juvenile salmonid outmigration and survival in the lower Umatilla River basin. 1994-1995 annual progress report to the Bonneville Power Administraion, Portla No
Knapp, S.M., J.C. Kern, W.A. Cameron, S. M. Snedaker, and R.W. Carmichael. 1998a. Evaluation of juvenile salmonid outmigration and survival in the lower Umatilla River basin. 1995-1996 annual progress report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, No
Knapp, S.M., W.A. Cameron, J.C. Kern, and R.W. Carmichael. 1998b. Evaluation of juvenile salmonid outmigration and survival in the lower Umatilla River basin. 1997-1997 annual progress report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR No
NPPC (Northwest Power Planning Council). 1987. Columbia River basin fish and wildlife program (as amended). Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
NPPC (Northwest Power Planning Council). 1994. Columbia River basin fish and wildlife program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
ODFW (Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) 1986. A comprehensive plan for rehabilitation of anadromous fish stocks in the Umatilla River basin. Report DOE/BP-18008-1, Bonneville Power Adminstration, Portland, Oregon No
Snedecor, G.W., and W.G. Cochran. 1989. Statistical Methods. Iowa State University Press. Ames, Iowa. No
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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 for one year
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund for one year. Subsequent funding contingent on a proposal that clarifies relationships to other projects and better describes methodology.

Comments: This proposal is not a stand-alone project. It needs to be evaluated in the context of an umbrella project that would establish how it is contributing (or not) to achieving the subbasin objectives. A goal-directed workshop would probably be of value to those responsible for planning and directing projects described in these proposals. An example of what results when a proposal (or project) is considered in isolation is provided on page 9 of this proposal where it is stated "Increases in diverse populations of Umatilla River salmon and steelhead have resulted from artificial and natural production (CTUIR and ODFW 1990)." Numbers of adults are not given, perhaps because this project has responsibility only for evaluating juvenile survival and the author did not think it appropriate to include information on adults. The reviewers had to glean such information from several different proposals, not all of which contained consistent numbers.

The potential application of information from this project is not clear. How will the information on juvenile survival be used? Further, from the information given in the proposal it is not clear that the study objectives, to measure differences in survival, can be achieved. For example, there is indication of an interest in measuring differences in survival between groups of fish released at different locations in the river. But no details of the experimental design are given. It is not clear whether differences in survival between years might obscure the effects of release location. Numbers of recoveries required to detect differences of various magnitudes ought to be specified and evaluated in terms of the likelihood the experiment can be carried out successfully.


CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Technical Criteria 1: Met? yes -

Programmatic Criteria 2: Met? yes - Well prepared.

Milestone Criteria 3: Met? yes -

Resource Criteria 4: Met? yes -


CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Hold to last year's cost. General reduction in the scope of the project.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$251,000
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$250,785
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:
$306,235
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$306,235
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$306,235
Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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