Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199102900

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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 Life History and Survival of Fall Chinook Salmon in Columbia River Basin
BPA Project Proposal Number 199102900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Geological Survey (Western Fisheries Research Center); U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Business acronym (if appropriate) USGS/USFWS
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Kenneth F. Tiffan; William P. Connor
Mailing Address 5501A Cook-Underwood Rd
City, State, Zip Cook, WA 98605
Phone 5095382299
Fax 5095382843
E-mail ken_tiffan@usgs.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Systemwide
Subbasin Systemwide
 
Short Description Facilitate implementation of federal and tribal fall chinook salmon recovery plans by monitoring and evaluating post-release attributes and survival of natural and hatchery juvenile fall chinook in the Snake River and Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.
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: This project will produce information that will help fishery managers improve juvenile fall chinook salmon survival by more effectively timing the magnitude and duration of summer flow augmentation. In addition, greater production of juvenile fall chinook salmon will be realized in the Hells Canyon Reach if managers make hatchery releases that can be supported by the available habitat. Similarly, chinook production in the Hanford Reach will be enhanced if the negative effects of power peaking on rearing habitat can be minimized.
Biological Data: PIT-tag release and recapture data will be available to estimate smolt survival in the Snake and Columbia rivers. The 2001 Snake River smolt survival estimates will be compared to estimates made by our project in 1995-98, and 2000. The timing of summer flow augmentation will be compared to observed passage and its effect on flow and temperature will be modeled using ordinary least-squares regression. Other data and information will be available in annual technical reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.


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
2000 Publication: Tiffan, K.F., D.W. Rondorf, and P.G. Wagner. 2000. Physiological development and migratory behavior of subyearling fall chinook salmon in the Columbia River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:28-40.
2000 Publication: Venditti, D.A., D.W. Rondorf, and J.M. Kraut. 2000. Migratory behavior and forebay delay of radio-tagged juvenile fall chinook salmon in a lower Snake River impoundment. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:41-52.
2000 Publication: Marshall, A.R., H.L. Blankenship, and W.P. Connor. 2000. Genetic characterization of naturally spawned Snake River fall-run chinook salmon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129:680-698.
2000 Publication: Connor, W.P., R.K. Steinhorst, and H.L. Burge. In press. Forecasting survival and passage of migratory juvenile salmonids. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
2000 Publication: Tiffan, K.F., D.W. Rondorf, R.D. Garland, and P.A. Verhey. In Review. Morphological differences between juvenile fall and spring chinook salmon migrating through the lower Snake River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
1999 Publication: Dauble, D.D., R.L. Johnson, and A.P. Garcia. 1999. Fall chinook salmon spawning in the tailraces of lower Snake River hydroelectric projects. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 128:672-679.
1999 Report: Tiffan, K.F., D.W. Rondorf, W.P. Connor, and H.L. Burge, editors. 1999. Post-release attributes and survival of hatchery and natural fall chinook salmon in the Snake River. 1998 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland
1999 Report: Tiffan, K.F., D.W. Rondorf, W.P. Connor, and H.L. Burge, editors. 1999. Identification of the spawning, rearing, and migratory requirements of fall chinook salmon. 1996-97 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland
1999 Report: Sheer, M., R. Garland, M. Parsely, K. Tiffan, D. Rondorf. 1999. Chapter 3 in Assessment of the impacts of the Columbia River Hydroelectric System on mainstem salmon habitats. Draft Report to Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR.
1999 Report: Provided data, analyses, and co-authored the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coordination Act Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on drawing down the lower Snake River.
1999 Report: Connor, W.P. (coauthor). 1999. PATH Decision Analysis Report for Snake River Fall Chinook. Prepared by Essa Technologies Ltd., Vancouver, BC, 332 pp.
1999 Presentation: Venditti, D.A. 1999. Use of temperature-sensing radio transmitters to estimate thermal exposure in emigrating fall chinook salmon. 15th International Symposium on Biotelemetry, Juneau, Alaska.
1999 Presentation: Connor, W.P. 1999. Detection of PIT-tagged subyearling chinook salmon at a Snake River dam; Implications for summer flow augmentation. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Moscow, Idaho.
1999 Presentation: Connor, W.P. 1999. Early life history and survival of subyearling chinook salmon. Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, Moscow, Idaho.
1999 Provided in-season data on forecasted juvenile fall chinook salmon passage timing at Lower Granite Dam to the Fish Passage Advisory Committee for use in planning flow augmentation.
1998 Publication: Connor, W.P., H.L. Burge, and D.H. Bennett. 1998. Detection of PIT-tagged subyearling chinook salmon at a Snake River dam: Implications for summer flow augmentation. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 18:530-536.
1998 Publication: Groves, P.A., and A.P. Garcia. 1998. Two carriers used to suspend an underwater video camera from a boat. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 18:1004-1007.
1998 Provided in-season data on forecasted juvenile fall chinook salmon passage timing at Lower Granite Dam to the Fish Passage Advisory Committee for use in planning flow augmentation.
1998 Presentation: Tiffan, K.F. 1998. Water temperature and fall chinook salmon life history. 2nd Annual Columbia River Water Temperature Workshop, Portland, Oregon.
1997 Report: Rondorf, D.W., and K.F. Tiffan, editors. 1997. Identification of the spawning, rearing, and migratory requirements of fall chinook salmon in the Columbia River basin. 1995 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.
1997 Provided in-season data on forecasted juvenile fall chinook salmon passage timing at Lower Granite Dam to the Fish Passage Advisory Committee for use in planning flow augmentation.
1996 Report: Rondorf, D.W., and K.F. Tiffan, editors. 1996. Identification of the spawning, rearing, and migratory requirements of fall chinook salmon in the Columbia River basin. 1994 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.
1996 Presentation: Tiffan, K.F. 1996. Osmoregulatory and ATPase development in subyearling fall chinook salmon in the Columbia River. 1996 International Congress on the Biology of Fishes, San Francisco, California.
1996 Presentation: Venditti, D.A. 1996. Use of radio telemetry to describe migratory behavior of juvenile fall chinook salmon through a lower Snake River reservoir. Annual Meeting of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society, Eugene, Oregon.
1996 Presentation: Connor, W.P. 1996. Use of separation by code for fall chinook salmon research. 1996 PIT-tag Workshop, Stevenson, Washington.
1996 Presentation: Connor, W.P. 1996. To tag or not to tag?. 1996 PIT-tag Workshop, Stevenson, Washington.
1996 Provided in-season data on forecasted juvenile fall chinook salmon passage timing at Lower Granite Dam to the Fish Passage Advisory Committee for use in planning flow augmentation.
1995 Presentation: Connor, W.P. 1995. Stock and race identification of subyearling Snake River chinook salmon. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Boise, Idaho.
1994 Report: Rondorf, D.W., and K.F. Tiffan, editors. 1994. Identification of the spawning, rearing, and migratory requirements of fall chinook salmon in the Columbia River basin. 1993 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.
1994 Report: Rondorf, D.W., and W.H. Miller, editors. 1994. Identification of the spawning, rearing, and migratory requirements of fall chinook salmon in the Columbia River basin. 1992 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.
1994 Presentation: Connor, W.P. 1994. Estimating fall chinook salmon spawning habitat availability and seeding level in the lower Clearwater River, Idaho. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, McCall, Idaho.
1993 Report: Rondorf, D.W., and W.H. Miller, editors. 1993. Identification of the spawning, rearing, and migratory requirements of fall chinook salmon in the Columbia River basin. 1991 Annual Report to the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon.
1993 Presentation: Connor, W.P. 1993. Application of passive integrated transponders for describing subyearling Snake River fall chinook salmon rearing, emigration, and survival in the Snake River. 1993 PIT-tag Workshop, Portland, Oregon.
1993 Presentation: McCann, J.A. 1993. Evaluation of PIT tagging subyearling fall chinook salmon. 1993 PIT-tag Workshop, Portland, Oregon.
1993 Presentation: McCann, J.A. 1993. Using an acoustic Doppler current profiler in fisheries research in the Columbia River basin. Annual Meeting of Pacific Fishery Biologists, Vancouver, British Columiba.
1992 Presentation: Connor, W.P. 1992. Migration timing of hatchery and wild Snake River fall chinook salmon: Implications for smolt survival. Annual Meeting of the Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Moscow, Idaho.


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. Provide in-season life history data and forecasts of subyearling chinook salmon passage at Lower Granite Dam to the Fish Passage Advisory Committee. a. Capture and PIT tag natural fall chinook salmon rearing in different areas of Hells Canyon. 5 $214,400  
1. b. Estimate fry emergence and rearing timing, and provide forecasts of smolt passage timing at Lower Granite Dam to the Fish Passage Advisory Committee. 5 $ 33,900  
2. Compare the survival of subyearling fall chinook migrating from the Hells Canyon and Hanford reaches. a. Capture and PIT tag natural fall chinook salmon rearing in different areas of Hells Canyon (Task 1.a.) and the Hanford Reach. 5 $183,000  
2. b. Test for differences in survival of four Hanford Reach release groups to the tailraces of McNary and John Day dams using ANOVA. 5 $ 13,400  
2. c. Test for differences in survival of fish released in the up and downstream reaches of Hells Canyon to Lower Granite Dam using ANOVA. 5 $ 13,400  
2. d. Determine the relations between flow and temperature and survival of fish released in the Hells Canyon and Hanford reaches using multiple regression analysis. 5 $ 13,400  
2. e. Compare differences in early life history (i.e., emergence timing, growth, and migration timing) and survival between the Snake and Columbia rivers. 5 $ 13,500  
3. Determine the effects of flow fluctuations on the quantity and quality of juvenile fall chinook rearing habitat in the Hanford and Hells Canyon reaches to determine if rearing habitat is potentially limiting the Snake River population. a. Obtain bathymetric and water velocity data for the Hells Canyon Reach from the Idaho Power Company. Conduct additional 2-dimensional hydraulic modeling to fill in data gaps. 1 $ 30,000  
3. b. Construct GIS coverages of habitat variables important to rearing fall chinook such as velocity, gradient, depth, and substrate. 2 $ 62,000  
3. c. Modify an existing predictive model of juvenile fall chinook rearing habitat developed by USGS to estimate the amount of available habitat in the Hells Canyon Reach at different flows using data from Task 3.b. 2 $ 62,000  
3. d. Compare results of the completed Hanford Reach habitat analysis with those from the Hells Canyon Reach to determine if rearing habitat is limited in the Snake River and what the production potential of existing habitat is. 2 $ 45,000  
4. Disseminate research results in peer-reviewed journal articles. a. Prepare and submit article for publication that summarizes the effect of flow fluctuations on Hanford Reach fall chinook salmon rearing habitat. 1 $ 2,500  
4. b. Prepare and submit an article for publication that describes fall chinook salmon use of rip-rap habitat for rearing. 1 $ 2,500  
4. c. Prepare and submit and article for publication that describes the thermal history of fall chinook salmon smolts migrating through Little Goose Reservoir. 2 $ 2,500  
4. d. Prepare and submit an article for publication that describes the run composition and early life history attributes of subyearling fall chinook in the Snake River. 1 $ 2,500  
4. e. Prepare and submit an article for publication that summarizes the early life history and growth of juvenile Snake River fall chinook salmon. 1 $ 2,500  
4. f. Prepare and submit an article for publication that describes factors affecting the seaward migration of subyearling chinook salmon in the Snake River. 2 $ 2,500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

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Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 7.7 $316,902
Fringe $ 89,874
Supplies $ 18,742
Travel $ 21,800
Indirect $175,921
PIT tags # of tags: 16,000 $ 38,400
Other Boat operation and vehicles $ 37,361
Total Itemized Budget $699,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $699,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $699,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $799,525
% change from forecast -12.6%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Portions of some study tasks have been completed ahead of schedule.


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Construction/implementation $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000
Total Outyear Budgets $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 $500,000
 

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
$699,000
Comment:
There is no change in scope of work. Portions of some study tasks have been completed ahead of schedule, which resulted in a reduction in budget.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$699,000
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$356,375
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$356,375
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$356,375
Sponsor (USFWS) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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