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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 Umatilla Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation
BPA Project Proposal Number 199000500
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 LaGrande, OR 97850
Phone 5419623777
Fax 5419623849
E-mail odfw2@eosc.osshe.edu
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Umatilla
 
Short Description Evaluate juvenile rearing, marking, tagging, survival, stock life history, fish health, mass marking, straying, sport fishing and catch contribution for salmon and steelhead reared in oxygen supplemented and standard raceways at Umatilla Hatchery.
Target Species Spring Chinook Salmon, Fall Chinook Salmon, Summer Steelhead


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, 7.2D, 7.2D.1, 7.4I, 7.4I.1, 7.4L, 7.4L.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: This project relates to the Biological Opinion for 1995-98, hatchery operations in the Columbia River, section 7 consultation, Endangered Species Act: 1) wire tag 100% of fall chinook, 2) provide straying information, 3) implement fish health inspections.
Other Planning Document References Monitoring activities are called for in A Comprehensive Plan for Rehabilitation of Anadromous Fish Stocks in the Umatilla River Basin (Boyce 1986); the Umatilla Hatchery Master Plan (ODFW and CTUIR 1990); the Umatilla River Subbasin Salmon and Steelhead Plan (ODFW and CTUIR 1989); and, Umatilla Basin Project-Initial Project Workplan (USBR and BPA 1989). The Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit plan calls for continuation of current monitoring of all artificial production actions in the Umatilla basin (volume II, page 45)


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
1996 Completed tagging, growth, and juvenile migration monitoring for five broods of subyearling fall chinook salmon (CHF0) reared in Michigan (MI) and Oregon (OR) raceways; coded-wire-tag (CWT) recovery from adults has been completed for two broods.
1998 Completed tagging, growth, and juvenile migration monitoring for two broods of CHF0 reared at three different densities; CWT recovery is incomplete for all broods.
1998 Completed tagging and juvenile migration monitoring for two broods of yearling fall chinook salmon (CHF1) reared in MI and OR raceways at Umatilla Hatchery and seven broods reared at other hatcheries; CWT recovery is incomplete for all broods.
1998 Completed seven years of marking and wire-tagging fall chinook salmon (all rearing strategies) to monitor straying rates into Snake River.
1998 Completed marking and wire-tagging of three broods of CHF0 to determine effects of mark and tag on smolt-to-adult survival; CWT recovery was completed in 1998.
1998 Completed tagging, growth, and juvenile migration monitoring for three broods of subyearling spring salmon (CHS0) reared in MI and/or OR raceways and released in the spring; CWT recovery for two broods was completed in 1998.
1998 Completed tagging and juvenile migration monitoring for three broods of fall-released (CHS0) reared at Umatilla and Bonneville hatcheries; CWT recovery for the first brood was completed in 1998.
1998 Completed tagging and juvenile migration monitoring for three broods of yearling spring chinook salmon (CHS1) reared in MI and OR raceways and released in the spring; CWT recovery for the first brood was completed in 1998.
1998 Completed tagging and juvenile migration monitoring for five broods of spring-released CHS1 reared concurrently at Umatilla Hatchery and Bonneville or Carson or Little White Salmon hatcheries; CWT recovery for one brood was completed in 1998.
1998 Completed tagging, growth, and juvenile migration monitoring for seven broods of steelhead (STS) reared in MI raceways; CWT recovery for three broods was completed in 1998.
1998 Completed seven years of weekly water quality monitoring in MI and OR raceways associated with varying fish production strategies.
1998 Completed six years of salmon and steelhead creel surveys and harvest estimates for Umatilla River sport fishery.
1998 Completed six years of Hatchery Fish Production planning and coordination activities for Umatilla Basin.
1998 Completed six years of fish health and disease monitoring for fish released in the Umatilla River.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8903500 Umatilla Hatchery O&M Rearing facility for test fish. No
8343500 Umatilla Satellit Facilities O&M Rearing and acclimation sites. No
8802200 Umatilla Fish Passage Operations This project provides low water passage for fish in the Umatilla River monitors fish passage facility operation, and collects information on adult fish trapped at river mile 3.0. No
843600 Umatilla Fish Passage Facility O&M Coordination No
871001 Enhance Anadromous Fish Habitat Information exchange No
8902401 Umatilla RiverJuvenile Salmonid Outmigration and Survival M&E Yes
9000501 Umatilla River Natural Production M&E Yes
8343500 Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facilities O&M Yes
8903500 Umatilla Hatchery O&M Yes
20516 Umatilla Subbasin Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine and compare smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of CHF0 reared in MI and OR raceways. a. Recover coded-wire tag data to assess survival, life history information, fishery contribution, and cost effectiveness.
2. Determine and compare smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of CHF0 reared at three densities in MI raceways. a. Sample raceways to determine growth, food conversion, and smolt condition.
2. b. Mark and release fish to determine juvneile migration success in the Umatilla and Columbia Rivers.
2. c. Wire tag juveniles to determine adult survival, fishery contribution, and straying.
3. Determine and compare smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of CHF1 reared at three densities in MI raceways. a. Sample raceways to determine growth, food conversion, and smolt condition.
3. b. Sample raceways to determine growth, food conversion, and smolt condition.
3. c. Wire tag juveniles to determine adult survival, fishery contribution, and straying.
4. Determine and compare straying of fall chinook salmon into the Snake and upper Columbia Rivers for all groups. a. Mark subyearlings and yearlings, obtain adult recovery data and determine straying by rearing and release strategy.
5. Determine the effects of tagging and marking on smolt-to-adult survival of CHF0. a. Interrogate adult chinook returning to the Umatilla River and determine survival by mark group.
6. Determine and compare smolt-to-adult survival of CHS0 reared in MI and OR raceways. a. Recover coded-wire tag data to determine adult survival, fishery contribution, and straying.
7. Determine and compare smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of CHS1 reared at Umatilla and Bonneville hatcheries and released in the fall. a. Recover coded-wire tag data to determine adult survival, fishery contribution, and straying.
8. Determine and compare rearing performance, smolt condition, juvenile migration, smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of CHS1 reared at Umatilla and Bonneville hatcheries and released in the spring. a. Determine eyeing and hatching survival, fertilization success, hatching survial, and swim-up lengths among groups incubated at different temperatures.
8. b. Sample raceways to determine growth, food conversion, and smolt condition.
8. c. Mark and release fish to determine juvneile migration success in the Umatilla and Columbia Rivers.
8. d. Recover coded-wire tag data to determine adult survival, fishery contribution, and cost effectiveness.
9. Monitor rearing performance, smolt condition, juvenile migration performance, smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of STS reared in MI raceways. a. Sample raceways to determine growth, food conversion, and smolt condition.
9. b. Mark and release fish to determine juvneile migration success in the Umatilla and Columbia Rivers.
9. c. Recover coded-wire tag data to determine adult survival, fishery contribution, and cost effectiveness.
10. Monitor water quality in MI and OR raceways. a. Monitor temperature, pH, oxygen, gas pressure, ammonia, and alkalinity to evaluate rearing conditions in standard and high density, multi-pass raceways.
11. Monitor annual recreational fishery for salmon and steelhead in the Umatilla River. a. Estimate effort, catch, harvest, and number harvested by tag code for all recreational fisheries.
12. Participate in planning and coordination activities in the Umatilla basin. a. Participate in technical work groups and task teams to ensure research findings and activities are incorporated into annual hatchery production plans.
13. Monitor and evaluate the health and disease status of salmon and steelhead reared at Umatilla Hatchery and adult broodstock providing gametes for the Umatilla program. a. Monitor and evaluate the health of fish reared at Umatilla Hatchery.
13. b. Implement disease control measures and recommend adjustments to rearing strategies.
13. c. Monitor returning adults for R. salmoninarum.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 11/01/99 10/01/02 Determine and compare smolt-to-adult survival, life history, and cost effectiveness of CHF0 reared in MI and OR raceways. 5.0%
2 11/01/99 10/01/05 Determine and compare juvenile rearing and migration, smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of CHF0 reared at three densities in MI raceways. 33.0%
3 11/01/99 10/01/01 Determine and compare smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of CHF1 reared at three densities in MI raceways. 5.0%
4 11/01/99 10/01/05 Determine and compare straying of fall chinook salmon into the Snake and upper Columbia Rivers for all rearing strategies. 2.0%
5 11/01/99 10/01/05 Determine the effects of tagging and marking on smolt-to-adult survival of CHF0. 2.0%
6 11/01/99 10/01/00 Determine and compare smolt-to-adult survival of CHS0 reared in MI and OR raceways. 2.0%
7 11/01/99 10/01/00 Determine and compare smolt-to-adult survival, life history, and cost effectiveness of CHS1 reared at Umatilla and Bonneville hatcheries and released in the fall. 5.0%
8 11/01/99 10/01/04 Determine and compare rearing performance, smolt condition, juvenile migration, smolt-to-adult survival, life history, and cost effectiveness of CHS1 reared at Umatilla and Bonneville hatcheries and released in the spring. 10.0%
9 11/01/99 10/01/02 Monitor rearing performance, smolt condition, juvenile migration performance, smolt-to-adult survival, life history, and cost effectiveness of STS reared in MI raceways. 5.0%
10 11/01/99 10/01/05 Summarize water quality monitoring in MI and OR raceways. 5.0%
11 11/01/99 10/01/05 Determine annual recreational fishery for salmon and steelhead in the Umatilla River. 7.0%
12 11/01/99 10/01/05 Participate in planning and coordination activities in the Umatilla basin. 5.0%
13 11/01/99 10/01/05 Monitor and evaluate health and disease status of salmon and steelhead reared at Umatilla Hatchery and adult broodstock providing gametes for the Umatilla program. 12.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel costs are for FY99 $228,393
Fringe costs are for FY99 $ 85,321
Supplies costs are for FY99 $176,746
Capital costs are for FY99 $ 13,256
PIT tags 10,000 $ 29,000
Travel costs are for FY99 $ 15,550
Indirect costs are for FY99 $173,322
Other costs are for FY99 $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $721,588


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $721,588
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $721,588
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 $743,236 $765,532 $788,499 $812,154
Total Outyear Budgets $743,236 $765,532 $788,499 $812,154
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Hatchery water shortages and low egg availability may restrict the number of experiments conducted each year. Risks to Snake River stocks are unknown. Poor adult returns and low tag recoveries may necessitate additional releases.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Boyce, R.R. 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
Carmichael, R.W. 1997. Straying of Umatilla River hatchery origin fall chinook salmon into the Snake River. In: Genetic Effects of Straying of Non-Native Hatchery Fish into Natural Populations (W.S. Grant, editor). NOAA, Seattle, WA. 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
CTUIR (Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation) and ODFW (Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife). 1989. Umatilla River subbasin - salmon and steelhead plan. Prepared for the Northwest Power Planning Council for Columbia basin system planning. 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 (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
Ewing, R.D., S.K. Ewing, and J.E. Sheahan. 1994. Willamette Oxygen Supplementation Studies. 1994 annual progress report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Ewing, R.D., J.E. Sheahan, M.A. Lewis, and A.N. Palmisano. 1998. Effects of rearing density and raceway conformation on growth, food conversion, and survival of spring chinook salmon. Prog. Fish. Cult. 60:167-178.. No
Focher, S.M., R.W. Carmichael, M.C. Hayes, and R.W. Stonecypher, Jr. 1997. 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 Report 1991. DOE/BP-10385-2, B.P.A., Portland, OR 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. Annual Report to Bonneville Power Administration, 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. Annual progress report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Hayes, M.C., R.W. Carmichael, M.L. Keefe, and T.A. Whitesel. (1997). Accuracy of length estimates for chinook salmon and steelhead in compartmented and standard hatchery raceways. Progressive Fish Culturist 59:285-292. No
Groberg, W.J., Jr., N.L. Hurtado, S.T. Onjukka, and K. Waln. 1996a. Report B: Fish Health Monitoring and Evaluation in Umatilla Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation. Annual progress report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
Groberg, W.J., Jr., S.T. Onjukka, and K. Waln. 1996b. Report B: Fish Health Monitoring and Evaluation in Umatilla Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation. 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., J.C. Kern, W.A. Cameron, S. M. Snedaker, and R.W. Carmichael. 1997. Evaluation of juvenile salmonid outmigration and survival in the lower Umatilla River basin. Annual progress report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. Yes
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
Sokal R.R. and F.J. Rohlf. 1981. Biometry. W.H. Freeman and Company, New York. No
USBR (U.S. Bureau of Reclamation) and BPA (Bonneville Power Administration). 1989. Umatilla basin project. Initial project workplan presented to the Northwest Power Planning Council, May 1989. 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 in part at reduced level
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Fund in part at reduced level. Incorporate internal hatchery monitoring into routine operations. Establish termination dates for some procedures

Comments: Enough information now exists to make a decision about oxygen supplementation (Michigan raceways) without any further studies. There comes a time to make a decision. The monitoring and evaluation procedures described within the hatchery are routine, and ought to be a part of normal operations (e.g. monitor hatching success, growth, fish health, DO and temperature). The hatchery personnel should be collecting the information and a regionally coordinated body should be evaluating the data. The number of full time personnel requested in this proposal seems high. The Michigan raceway study takes one-third of the project budget and offers to produce little or no additional information that would affect a decision. Straying rates of these hatchery fish ought to be discussed. It is not clear that "acclimation" is accomplishing its objective; perhaps alternatives should be explored or acclimation omitted. The level of proposed field monitoring seems high. Standardized procedures should be established that are coordinated regionwide. The analysis needs to be tied to a decision analysis framework that addresses both naturally produced and hatchery fish.


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:
Reduce Objectives 10 & 11 (M&E). Low priority objectives were reduced or eliminated. General reduction in the scope of the project. Evaluation may change after decision in US v OR.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$650,000
Comment:

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 99-4 Recommendation:
Fund existing activities
Date:
Oct 29, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Fund existing activities. See programmatic recommendation for Umatilla and Walla Walla under project 8903500. Reviewers noted that a thorough response was provided that added to the justification for this work. However, an ability to detect a difference in raceway performance with respect to improving survival remains doubtful due to the variable nature of returns and uncertainties in survival estimates. Differences would have to be very large to be detectable.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund existing activities
Date:
Nov 8, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$650,000
Comment:
[Decision made in 11-3-99 Council Meeting]; Address ISRP comments in BPA contract

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$572,848
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$572,848
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$572,848
Sponsor (ODFW) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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