Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199406900

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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 Develop Spawning Habitat Model to Aid Recovery Plans for Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon
BPA Project Proposal Number 199406900
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Business acronym (if appropriate) PNNL
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name David R Geist
Mailing Address MS K6-85, P.O. Box 999
City, State, Zip Richland, WA 99352
Phone 5093720590
Fax 5093723515
E-mail david.geist@pnl.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project David R. Geist
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Mainstem Columbia
 
Short Description Investigate ground-water/surface-water interactions influencing fall chinook salmon spawning site selection in the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River. Make available this information to fish managers developing recovery plans for ESA salmon species.
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 overriding biological outcome of this research project is a better understanding of the factors that affect the amount and availability of anadromous fish spawning habitat. Information from this research project has been and will be published in peer reviewed journals and reports and available for use in developing recovery plans for ESA-listed fish species.
Biological Data: Physicochemical data from spawning habitat and non-spawning habitat; salmon spawning numbers from Hanford Reach; geomorphic classification of Hanford Reach; misc. other technical information related to characterizing salmon spawning habitat.


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
1998 Geist, D.R., and D.D. Dauble. "Redd site selection and spawning habitat use by fall chinook salmon: the importance of geomorphic features in large rivers." Enviromental Management 22:655-669.
1998 Geist, D.R., M.C. Joy, D.R. Lee, and T. Gonser. "A method for installing piezometers in large cobble bed rivers." Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation 18:78-82.
2000 Dauble, D.D., and D.R. Geist. "Changes in watershed characteristics that affect production of fall chinook salmon." Regulated Rivers, in press.
2000 Geist, D.R., J. Jones, C.J. Murray, and D.D. Dauble. "Suitability criteria analyzed at the spatial scale of redd clusters improved estimates of fall chinook salmon spawning habitat use in the Hanford Reach, Columbia River." Can. J. Fish. Aq. Sci., in pr
2000 Geist, D.R. "Hyporheic discharge of river water into fall chinook salmon spawning areas in the Hanford Reach, Columbia River." Can. J. Fish. Aq. Sci., in press.


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. Define production potential of fall chinook salmon that spawn in the Hanford Reach. a. Conduct limits analysis for depth, substrate, velocity, and lateral slope at representative habitat types/locations. 01-03 $ 30,000  
b. Select and describe appropriate geomorphic features and hyporheic zone characteristics in areas where limits analysis suggest spawning should occur. 01-03 $ 55,000  
c. Estimate potential redd densities at various seeding levels and compare to known values. This will be done using 1 and 2-D hydraulic models, logistic regression analysis, and GIS. 01-03 $ 58,000  
d. Extrapolate range of density values to other areas deemed suitable based on geomorphic features. 01-03 $ 40,000  
e. Prepare annual and final report/paper. 01-03 $ 42,000  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2002
$225,000 $225,000


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: 1.1 (mix of senior scientist, scientists (2), technicians (2)) $116,909
Fringe 26.7% $ 16,021
Supplies Includes piezometers, alluvium depth meas. equipment, geoprobe drive system, misc. field equipment $ 21,841
Travel 1 trip to give scientific presentation at technical meeting, misc. meetings with client $ 2,146
Indirect Primarily organizational overheads (e.g., facilities, equipment maintenance, etc) $ 39,186
Subcontractor Assoc. Western Universities - student intern $ 26,177
Other Vehicle rental, communications, duplicating $ 2,720
Total Itemized Budget $225,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $225,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $225,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $340,000
% change from forecast -33.8%


Reason for change in estimated budget

FY 2000 proposal included a total of four objectives (3 research objectives and 1 reporting objective). CBFWA recommended that only objective 1 be funded ($150,000). The cost to complete this objective was actually higher because money to complete annual reports (~$15,000) was included in the reporting objective which CBFWA did not recommend for funding. Thus, BPA authorized a total of $165,000 for this project in FY 2000. The proposed budget in FY 2001 is more than the amount awarded in FY 2000. This increase was due to higher than expected costs associated with consturcting a 2-D hydrualic model for the Hanford Reach. The additional money will be used to support a staff member to construct and calibrate the model; make model runs; and complete model validation. The model is critical to the success of the project.


Reason for change in scope

The change in scope from originally proposed in FY 2000 was done to accommodate the reduced budget approved by CBFWA. Therefore, the second and third objectives (i.e., look for steelhead spawning and conduct hyporheic work in Snake River) was not proposed here. For FY 2001, the reporting objective was bundled into the first objective. Thus, there is only one objective proposed for FY 2001.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003
Construction/implementation $225,000 $225,000
Total Outyear Budgets $225,000 $225,000
 

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
$225,000
Comment:
The FY 2000 proposal included a total of four objectives (three research objectives and one reporting objective). CBFWA recommended that only objective 1 be funded ($150,000). The cost to complete this objective was actually higher because money to complete annual reports (~$15,000) was included in the reporting objective which CBFWA did not recommend for funding. Thus, BPA authorized a total of $165,000 for this project in FY 2000. The proposed budget in FY 2001 is more than the amount awarded in FY 2000. This increase was due to higher than expected costs associated with constructing a 2-D hydraulic model for the Hanford Reach. The additional money will be used to support a staff member to construct and calibrate the model; make model runs; and complete model validation. The model is critical to the success of the project.

The change in scope from what was originally proposed in FY 2000 accommodates the reduced budget approved by CBFWA. Therefore, the second and third objectives (i.e., look for steelhead spawning and conduct hyporheic work in Snake River) were not proposed here. For FY 2001, the reporting objective was bundled into the first objective. Thus, there is only one objective proposed for FY 2001.

The WA SRT supports this project in its current state.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$225,000
Comment:
CBFWA recommends increase for this stage of research plan.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$248,739
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 0
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 0
Sponsor (US DOE) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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