Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 198709900

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

Reviews and Recommendations
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Dworshak Dam Impacts Assessement 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, Ph.D
Mailing Address PO Box 806
City, State, Zip Bayview, Id 83803
Phone 2086833054
Fax 2086833054
E-mail mmaiolie@micron.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Steve Yundt, State Research Manager
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
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


Project Location

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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


Biological Outcomes of this project: The expected biological outcome of this project is to see entrainment losses of kokanee reduced by 50% or more. Given that level of reduction, the kokanee population in Dworshak Reservoir should expand to meet the objective of 30-50 adult fish/ha. This will allow the population to support an annual harvest of 200,000 or more kokanee. During the year 2000, testing is taking place on a single water intake. We expect to see kokanee avoiding the lighted area for at least 100 ft. based on our off-site testing. This should cause a significant reduction in kokanee entrainment. Favorable results would have benefits throughout the Dworshak ecosystem as well as application elsewhere in the Columbia Drainage. Thus biological outcomes may include benefits to fish species in other storage reservoirs.
Biological Data: We can measure biological outcomes by comparing present kokanee abundance to abundance in past years. Kokanee population monitoring has occurred each year since 1988 and creel suveys were performed in 1988, 1989, 1990. Counts of spawning kokanee were made in representative streams each year since 1982. Annual survival rates of kokanee age classes has also been calculated and correlated to the amount of water flowing through the dam. Specific data to determine whether or not the strobe lights are working will be collected at the time of the testing . These "control" samples will be collected using hydroacoustics in a similar fashion as the "test" samples.


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 by creel survey (1988 - 1990).
1993 Fishery objectives defined for waters of this type and productivity. Published in Rieman and Maiolie 1995.
1994 Selector gates on dam utilized to reduce kokanee losses during a winter of low flow and resulted in a record high kokanee population.
1995 Selector gates again utilized to reduce kokanee losses during winter of low flow and second record high kokanee population was produced.
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 reservoir throughout the year and during a flood event when selector gates could not be used due to low pool elevation. Ninety five percent of the kokanee population was lost.
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.
1999 Hydroacoustic equipment tested in front of turbine intakes shows promise for monitoring entrainment and strobe light effectiveness.
1999 Hydroacoustic estimates of kokanee abundance, verified by trawling, showed a recovering kokanee population warranting further strobe light testing.
2000 Strobe light testing schedule and construction of floating research platform approved by Dworshak Natural Resource Department of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
2000 Construction of floating research platform completed and located on site. It is now (April 2000) awaiting installation of strobe light equipment and will be soon ready for testing.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information


Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
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%. a. Pre-project strobe light testing on site for their potential effectiveness at repelling kokanee from the turbine intakes completed $ 0  
b. Consultation with engineers from strobe light and hydroacoustic equipment manufacturers to establish research protocol. completed $ 0  
c. Design strobe light tests to examine entrainment in turbine intakes (phase one of on-site testing). completed $ 0  
d. Design strobe light tests to examine entrainment in reservoir outlets (phase two of on-site testing). .1 $ 0  
e. Implementation of new hydroacoustic technology. .2 $ 0  
f. If strobe light testing proves suitable for implementation, then design an implementation plan for FY 2003. .2 $ 0  
g. Plan research to examine the effect of strobe lights on species other than kokanee FY 2003. .1 $ 0  
h. Planning and design of Clearwater Subbasin Plan with Nez Perce Tribe (FY 2000). .2 $ 0  
i. If a stable kokanee population is attainable then design a predator management plan within confines of the Subbasin Plan. .2 $ 0  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2003
$ 10,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
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%. a. Test split-beam hydroacoustic gear for its ability to monitoring kokanee entrainment. .2 $ 10,000  
b. When available apply new technology and techniques to maximize monitoring efficiency and data interpretation. .2 $ 10,000  
c. Floating dock structure will be tested during high flows for stability and to insure lights do not drift or hit trash racks. .1 $ 1,000  
d. Start phase two of strobe light testing. Purchase additional strobe lights and generator, install wiring, modify exsisting research platform, and fabricate winch stantions for lifting additional lights. .6 $131,000  
e. Two sets of lights and hydroacoustic equiptment will be installed on floating research platform in front of one intake during initial testing. .1 $ 3,000  
f. Map water velocities in front of each turbine intake, reservoir outlets, and forebay. .1 $ 10,000  
g. Test strobe lights in front of multiple turbine intakes or reservoir outlets. .4 $ 50,000  
h. Compile hydroacoustic results and evaluate entrainment losses to compare test results. .1 $ 1,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$215,000 $225,000 $195,000 $205,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
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%. a. Hydroacoustics will be used to monitor seasonal entrainment. 5 $ 30,000  
b. Regular maintenance, upkeep, replacement, and calibration of strobe lights, hydroacoustic equipment, and floating research platform. 5 $ 17,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 89,000 $ 93,000 $ 81,000 $ 85,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
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%. a. Monitor the kokanee population in Dworshak reservoir and calculate survival rates to evaluate the population effect of entrainment losses using hydroacoustics and trawling. .3 $ 30,000  
b. Relate changes in survival rates to dam operation and flow year. .1 $ 1,000  
c. Conduct kokanee spawner counts in tributary streams. .1 $ 5,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 42,000 $ 44,000 $ 38,000 $ 40,000


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 2 $ 65,000
Fringe 30.0% $ 20,000
Supplies $ 20,000
Travel $ 1,000
Indirect 28.1% $ 30,000
Capital purchase second set of strobe light equipment, wiring and generator. $ 80,000
Personnel FTE: 1 $ 26,000
Fringe 30.0% $ 8,000
Supplies $ 2,000
Travel $ 1,000
Indirect 28.1% $ 10,000
Personnel FTE: .5 $ 15,000
Fringe 30.0% $ 5,000
Supplies $ 5,000
Travel $ 1,000
Indirect 28.1% $ 10,000
Total Itemized Budget $299,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $299,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $299,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $299,000
% 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

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 0 $ 10,000 $ 0 $ 0
Construction/implementation $195,000 $205,000 $215,000 $225,000
Operations and maintenance $ 81,000 $ 85,000 $ 89,000 $ 93,000
Monitoring and evaluation $ 38,000 $ 40,000 $ 42,000 $ 44,000
Total Outyear Budgets $314,000 $340,000 $346,000 $362,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$299,000
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$294,000
Comment:

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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