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
Pulsed River Flows
BPA project number 5516100
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
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Proposal contact person or principal investigator
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Biological opinion ID Research, M&E Program; Hypothesis B3.2.
NWPPC Program number 5.0F.8
Project would attempt to prove/disprove hypothesis that pulsed river flows do not increase survival and speed of smolt passage.
Project start year 1997 End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance 0
Project development phase
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Results of study could affect volumes and timing of flows needed during the spring/summer migration; this in turn could affect amount and timing of availability of power from the hydrosystem. . In addition, the results of this study should clearly either support or counter the use of flow augmentation to improve juvnenile salmon survival, thereby directing the use of available funds to those measures that are truly improving the survival of listed stocks.
Specific measureable objectives
Determine if pulsing at projects encourages entry rate of smolts into passage routes. Assess propensity of smolts to hold in the forebays through radio tracking. Determine if pulsing can stimulate and sustain more rapid migration of smolts through the migration corridor.
PULSED RIVER FLOWS DO NOT INCREASE SURVIVAL AND SPEED OF SMOLT PASSAGE.
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Summary of expected outcome
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|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 500,000|
* 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 $500,000