Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199102800

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Additional Documents

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 Monitoring smolt migrations of wild Snake River sp/sum chinook salmon
BPA Project Proposal Number 199102800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
National Marine Fisheries Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) NMFS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Stephen Achord/Gene Matthews
Mailing Address 2725 Montlake Blvd. East
City, State, Zip Seattle, Wa. 98112-2097
Phone 5095477518
Fax 5095474181
E-mail Steve.Achord@noaa.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Gene Matthews
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Salmon
 
Short Description Collect time series information to examine migrational characteristics of wild ESA-listed Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon stocks. PIT tag wild chinook salmon parr annually; and subsequently monitor as smolts at stream traps and river dams.
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: Historical time series information on the migrational characteristics of ESA-listed wild fish stocks and real-time smolt timing data can be used to help protect these stocks. This information can, and is, being used for making operational decisions such as water releases for fish, and dam operations such as spill, power generation, bypass operations, and fish transportation that can maximize survival of wild smolts as they migrate through the hydropower system.
Biological Data: We have been PIT tagging wild Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon parr and subsequently monitoring these fish as parr/smolts at stream traps and Snake and Columbia River dams since 1988. All of this tagging and monitoring data are readily available.


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
1992 From 1992 to 1999, annually documented migrational timings of individual and combined populations of wild Snake River
sp/sum. chinook salmon smolts at dams. In each year, migrational timings of these wild fish populations at traps and dams
were used for real-time management of the hydropower system operations and water budget usage.
1993 From 1993 to 1996, worked with Pacific Northwest National Laboratories to established water quality environmental monitoring in several streams where wild chinook salmon parr are PIT tagged for this project.
1996 Took over all environmental monitoring in natal rearing areas of several streams where wild parr are tagged.
1997 Established a database of environmental data from streams on the Internet.
1998 Started examining relationships between movements of wild chinook salmon parr/smolts out of natal rearing areas (through stream traps) to several water quality parameters measured concomitantly by the environmental monitors.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Assess the migrational characteristics of wild Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon smolts at lower Granite Dam. a. Mark with PIT tags wild chinook salmon parr in selected streams above Lower Granite Dam. $189,200  
1. b. In Spring 2002 intercept and automatically decode previously PIT-tagged smolts at Lower Granite Dam. $ 27,000  
2. Determine migration timing differences between and within years for individual wild stocks and combined wild stocks at Lower Granite Dam. a. Analyze all collected data and provide quarterly and annual reports. Present information annually at professional meetings. $ 24,000  
3. Determine relationships between environmental factors where wild parr reside and subsequent movements of parr/smolts through downstream traps and dams. a. Perform maintenance on environmental monitors and upload environmental data every four months. $ 41,400  
3. b. Acquire data on wild juvenile chinook salmon movements out of natal rearing areas through stream traps that are located next to environmental monitors. $ 19,400  
4. Determine the influence of seasonal climatic conditions and environmental factors within streams on wild chinook salmon parr/smolt movements out of natal rearing areas and to Lower Granite Dam. a. Analyze all collected data and provide quarterly reports. Present information annually at professional meetings. $ 24,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$350,000 $350,000 $350,000 $350,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

n/a or no information


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

n/a or no information


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1.54 $ 95,100
Fringe $ 20,300
Supplies $ 24,000
Travel $ 30,300
Indirect $ 63,100
PIT tags # of tags: 15000 $ 36,000
Other $ 56,200
Total Itemized Budget $325,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $325,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $325,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $325,000
% 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
Construction/implementation $350,000 $350,000 $350,000 $350,000
Total Outyear Budgets $350,000 $350,000 $350,000 $350,000
 

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:
Ongoing Funding: yes; New Funding: no
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$325,000
Comment:
There is no change in scope of work or budget.

This project is not coordinated well with managers. Data could be collected in conjunction with other studies. Concerns with tagging populations on the verge of extinction. Data gathered may not be worth the risk to the populations. Information provided by the project has only been marginally useful. This project is viewed by NMFS as a requirement under the Biological Opinion.


BPA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Date:
Sep 8, 2000
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
CBFWA comment: There is no change in scope of work or budget. This project is not coordinated well with managers. Data could be collected in conjunction with other studies. Concerns with tagging populations on the verge of extinction. Data gathered may not be worth the risk to the populations. Information provided by the project has only been marginally useful. This project is viewed by NMFS as a requirement under the Biological Opinion.

BPA response: BPA intends to implement projects NMFS declares as required under the relevant Biological Opinion.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$325,000
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$350,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$350,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$350,000
Sponsor (NOAA Fisheries) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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