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
Yakima Hatchery - Construction
BPA project number 8811500
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Sponsor type Placeholder
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Name||Contractor to be selected by BPA|
BPA technical contact Jeff Gislason, EWN 503/230-3594
Biological opinion ID None
NWPPC Program number 7.4K.1
This project holds capital expenses for construction of the upper Yakima River spring chinook hatchery at Cle Elum, Washington, and three satellite acclimation facilities in the upper Yakima River Basin. The project also holds hatchery O&M expenses in RPA 1501.
Project start year 1996 End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance 1999
Project development phase Implementation
90-69 (hatchery design), 88-120, 95-62, 95-63, and 95-64 (project planning, coordination, management, research, and monitoring and evaluation)
Project will be started to construct hatchery facilities in response to Program measure 7.4K.1. A Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Yakima Fisheries Project has been completed, and a Record of Decision (ROD) to proceed with hatchery construction was signed by BPA on March 13, 1996. BPA began construction contractor solicitation upon completion of the ROD. Construction of the Cle Elum central outplanting facility is expected to begin May 1996.
Biological results achieved
Upper Yakima River spring chinook
Annual reports and technical papers
The project responds directly to a need for knowledge of viable means to rebuild and maintain naturally spawning anadromous fish stocks. BPA and the project managers seek knowledge about how resource managers can use the strategy of supplementation in their efforts to protect and mitigate for the impacts on stocks of anadromous fish in the Yakima River Basin.
Specific measureable objectives
Construct, operate, and maintain upper Yakima River spring chinook salmon production facilities in order to conduct research activities designed to increase knowledge of supplementation techniques. These techniques would be applied to rebuild naturally spawning anadromous fish stocks in the Yakima River Basin, and, ultimately, to rebuild those throughout the Columbia River Basin.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Brief schedule of activities
1997: Complete construction of Cle Elum central outplanting facility March 1997; begin broodstock collection spring 1997. Design acclimation facilities.
1998: Rear Brood Year (BY) 1997 juveniles at Cle Elum; continue broodstock collection. Construct three acclimation facilites in the upper Yakima River Basin.
1999: Acclimate BY 1997 fish and release into upper Yakima River. Rear BY 1998 juveniles at Cle Elum.
There is need for more knowledge of supplementation techniques and for mitgation for anadromous fish losses.
Critical uncertainties are contained in the Final EIS for the Yakima Fisheries Project (BPA 1996)
Summary of expected outcome
Annual production of 810,000 upper Yakima spring chinook smolts. Knowledge of supplementation techniques needed to rebuild anadromous fish runs..
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
NEPA completed 3/96.
Risk analysis is contained in the Final EIS for the Yakima Fisheries Project (BPA 1996)
Monitoring and evaluation will be accomplished by Project 95-63, Yakima/Klickitat Monitoring and Evaluation Program.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
* 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 Bonneville Dam - Priest Rapids Dam
Recommendation Tier 1 - fund
Recommended funding level $700,000
BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget) $8,300,000