Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199106700

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 Idaho Water Rental: Resident Fish and Wildlife Impacts - Phase III
BPA Project Proposal Number 199106700
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 Eric Leitzinger
Mailing Address 600 S. Walnut, P.O. Box 25
City, State, Zip Boise, ID 83707
Phone 2083344888
Fax 2083342114
E-mail eleitzin@idfg.state.id.us
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Upper Snake
Subbasin Snake Upper
 
Short Description Quantify changes in resident fish habitat in the upper Snake River basin resulting from the release of 427,000 acre-feet of water for anadromous fish flow augmentation. Recommend release strategies to benefit weak, native resident fish populations.
Target Species white sturgeon, rainbow (redband) trout, yellowstone cutthroat trout, bull trout


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: 2.2E.7; 5.5A.1
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS Biological Opinion: Reinitiation of consultation on 1994-1998 operation of the Federal Columbia River power system and juvenile transportation program in 1995 and future years. Action # 1.
Other Planning Document References IDFG Fish Managment Plan, 1996 - 2000 (sec.1); NPPC’s Fish and Wildlife Program (sec. 2.2E.7, 5.5A.1); CBFWA Resident Fish Multi-Year Plan (sec 6.6.6, 6.8); USFWS Snake River Aquatic Species Recovery Plan (December 1995)


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
1992 Completed Phase I: Summary of resident fish and wildlife issues, concerns; and needs in the Upper Snake Basin as well as potential impacts caused by flow augmentation. Recommendations to protect those resources.
1994 Completed Phase II: Biological Assessment (IFIM study) of the Upper Snake R. near Blackfoot. Summarized flow augmentation releases since Phase I.
1996 Developed a method to quantify changes in resident fish habitat resulting from the release of salmon flow augmentation water.
1997 In addition to the 1996 work, began a comparison of flows with and without the salmon augmentation releases to recommended and established instream flows, both in terms of volume of flow and frequency that flows were met and not met.
1998 Same as 1997


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Determine impacts to resident fish habitat (in weighted usable area) in the upper Snake River for key native fish species resulting from salmon flow augmentation releases and make recommendations that will maximize benefits to native resident fish. a. Gather all existing habitat versus flow relationship data for the upper Snake River and analyze its utility for estimating resident fish habitat changes resulting from salmon flow augmentation releases. Identify areas where data is lacking.
1. b. Annually, estimate the impacts to key native, resident fish species (in WUA) in the upper Snake River upstream of Brownlee Reservoir resulting from salmon flow augmentation releases.
1. c. Annually, compare flows with and without the salmon flow augmentation component to recommended or established instream flow regimes to determine if salmon flow releases help meet the recommendations and determine the frequency they are met or not met.
1. d. Based on the results of task 1b and 1c, recommend timing and volumes of salmon flow releases that maximize benefits to native resident fish species.
2. Coordinate with federal, state, and tribal agencies to ensure that duplication of work does not occur in local efforts to explore water management opportunities in the upper Snake River basin for salmon flow augmentation. a. IDFG will continue to consult with the technical work group to refine the goals, objectives, and recommendations of the project. Agencies on the technical work group include the IDFG Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, BOR, USFWS, Idaho Power Co.
2. b. Coordinate with sub-regional planning efforts, and act as a clearinghouse for water rental/flow information. This includes tracking and summarizing salmon flow augmentation releases.
2. c. Assist in coordinating and integrating BPA funded IDFG resident fish and wildlife programs with other projects (BOR’s SR3 project, snail recovery, etc.) in the upper Snake Basin into a cohesive ecosystem approach to water and fisheries managment.
3. Assist the BOR in developing a model that incorporates resident fish flow needs in water managment scenarios in the upper Snake Basin, and ultimately estimate changes in fish habitat resulting from various flow release strategies. a. Work with the BOR and the technical work group to provide input for the model. Continue to meet quarterly with BOR contractors and SR3 staff for updates on model development and to insure the latest flow information is included.
4. Prepare an annual report. a. Prepare a draft report and circulate for comments.
4. b. Incorporate comments into final report.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 09/01/00 08/01/01 60.0%
2 09/01/00 08/01/01 15.0%
3 09/01/00 08/01/01 5.0%
4 01/01/01 08/01/01 20.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 57,387
Fringe $ 18,146
Supplies $ 7,000
Operating $ 5,500
Capital $ 5,500
Travel $ 5,000
Indirect 22.5% of total except capital $ 20,932
Total Itemized Budget $119,465


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $119,465
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $119,465
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 $120,000 $125,000 $125,000 $125,000
Total Outyear Budgets $120,000 $125,000 $125,000 $125,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Model development is dependent on cooperation from BOR and progress of BOR’s Snake River Resources Review project. The lack of habitat vs flow data in the upper Snake Basin. Possible reluctance of the BOR or Idaho Power to implement flow recommendations.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Anglin, D. R., T. R. Cummings, and A. E. Ecklund. 1992. Swan Falls instream flow study. U. S. Depart. of the Interior, FWS, Lower Columbia Fisheries Resource Office. Vancouver, WA. A cooperative study by the USFWS and IPCo. Report # AFF1-FRO-92-14. No
Bureau of Reclamation. 1996. The upper Snake River Basin. A description of Bureau of Reclamation system operations above Milner Dam. January 1996, Boise Idaho. No
Bureau of Reclamation. 1996b. The Central Snake River Basin. A description of Bureau of Reclamation system operation of the Boise and Payette rivers. November 1996. Boise Idaho. No
Bureau of Reclamation. 1997. The Central Snake River Basin. A description of system operation of the Owyhee R, Malheur R, Weiser R (Mann Cr), Burnt R, and Powder R. April 1997. Boise Idaho. No
Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority. 1997. Draft multi-year implementation plan for resident fish protection, enhancement and mitigation in the Columbia River Basin. Technical Planning Document. June 3, 1997. No
Idaho Department of Fish and Game. 1996. Fisheries management plan 1996 - 2000. Boise, Idaho. No
Independent Scientific Group. 1996. Return to the river. Restoration of salmonid fishes in the Columbia River ecosystem. Prepublication copy. Report # 96 - 6. No
Leitzinger, E. J. 1996. Idaho water rental pilot project: Probability/coordination study - resident fish and wildlife impacts. Phase III. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Annual Report to BPA, Contract 93-BI02390, Project 91-067. No
Leitzinger, E. J. 1997. Idaho water rental pilot project: Probability/coordination study - resident fish and wildlife impacts. Phase III. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Annual Report to BPA, Contract 93-BI02390, Project 91-067. No
Leitzinger, E. J. In Press. Idaho water rental pilot project: Probability/coordination study - resident fish and wildlife impacts. Phase III. Idaho Department of Fish and Game Annual Report to BPA, Contract 93-BI02390, Project 91-067. No
National Marine Fisheries Service. 1995. Endangered Species Act -Section 7 Consultation, Biological Opinion. Reinitiation of consultation on 1994-1998 operation of the FCRPS and juvenile transportation program in 1995 and future years. NW Region. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1982. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Portland, Oregon. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1992. Strategy for salmon. Volume II. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Portland, Oregon. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1994, amended 1995. Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. As amended in 1995. Portland Oregon. No
Palmer T. 1991. The Snake River: Window to the west. Island Press. Washington DC. No
Riggin, S. H. and H. J. Hansen. 1992. Phase 1 water rental pilot project: Snake River resident fish and wildlife resources and management recommendations. IDFG report BPA, Contract DE-BI79-91BP21416, Project 91-067. Boise. No
Stovall, S. H. 1994. Phase II water rental pilot project: Snake River resident fish and wildlife resources and management recommendations. IDFG Annual Report to BPA, Contract DE-BI79-91BP21416, Project 91-067. Boise. No
USDA FS, and USDI BLM. 1997. An assessment of ecosystem components in the interior Columbia Basin and portions of the Klamath and Great Basins: Vol III. Gen Tech Rpt PNW-GTR-405. T.M. Quigley and S. J. Arbelbide, tech.eds. PNW Research Sta. Portland No
USFWS. 1995. Snake River aquatic species recovery plan. December 1995. Snake River Basin Office, Ecological Services. Boise, Idaho. No


Section 7. Abstract

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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