BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal
Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget
see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations
Title of project
Optimize Spill Patterns for Adult Salmon Passage
BPA project number 5515800
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Sponsor type Placeholder
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
BPA technical contact ,
Biological opinion ID Research M&E Program; hypothesis B.2.6
NWPPC Program number
Adult fish passage can be sensitive to spill discharge and the patterns of that discharge. There is need to continue to assess the effectiveness of adult spill patterns in terms of providing appropriate passage conditions to minimize passage delays. An ancillary concern to adult passage spill patterns is the sensitivity of different patterns on the production of DGS.
Project start year Ongoing End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance 0
Project development phase PLANNING
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Information will provide the opportunity to utilize optimal spill patterns to reduce passage delay across a range of spill discharge levels.
Specific measureable objectives
B.2.6. Spill patterns cannot be adjusted to optimize passage conditions for adult salmon.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Field testing is dependent on a range of spill conditions and the operational flexibility to vary conditions. Field testing of alternative spill patterns may be dependent on hydraulic modeling at the Corpsí Waterways Experiment Station.
Brief schedule of activities
Adult passage can be sensitive to hydraulic conditions created by spill. Spill discharge patterns are needed for both voluntary (fish spill) as well as involuntary spill conditions. In both cases, we need to ensure the most appropriate discharge patterns are used to minimize negative effects on adult passage, or in some cases, as a means to enhance adult passage.
Summary of expected outcome
Field validated optimal spill patterns for adult fish passage across a range of spill discharge levels.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Evaluation of the effectiveness of spill patterns would be primarily through radio-tracking of adult passage at dams under the ongoing adult passage evaluation study by UI/NMFS.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 100,000|
* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.
CBFWA funding review group System Policy
Recommendation Tier 2 - fund when funds available
Recommended funding level $100,000