BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

Title of project
Cabinet Gorge Hatchery Improvements

BPA project number   9400400

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
IDFG

Sponsor type   ID-State/Local Agency

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameTom Frew
 Mailing addressIDFG
PO Box 25
Boise, ID 83707
 Phone208/334-3791

BPA technical contact   Ron Morinaka, EWP 503/230-5365

Biological opinion ID   None

NWPPC Program number   10.6E.1

Short description
Develop a better water supply at Cabinet Gorge hatchery to add flexibility in controlling water temperatures. Finish covering ponds to prevent stress and sunburn.

Project start year   1994    End year   2002

Start of operation and/or maintenance   

Project development phase   Implementation

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
N/A

Project history
Hatchery was a cooperative venture with Wash. Water Power, IDFG and BPA. O/M is picked up by IDFG.

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers
Annual reports on file.

Management implications

Specific measureable objectives
Statistically significant increases in hatchery kokanee catch rates over that of the past five years. Statistically significant increase in kokanee returns to hatchery over that of the past five years.

Testable hypothesis
Adult fish numbers will increase due to better survival of kokanee fry at release.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Kokanee move away from direct sunlight and become over crowded inside the hatchery.

Methods
Construct covers for the length of the raceways that are exposed to sunlight.

Brief schedule of activities
See methods.

Biological need
Mitigate for spawning habitat and rearing habitat lost due to construction and management of Al__eni Falls Dam.

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome
Increased survival of hatchery reared kokanee.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
None.

Risks
None known.

Monitoring activity
IDFG completed a hatchery evaluation in the early 1990's. Continuing monitoring of kokanee populations in Lake Pend Orille.

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
1994: 65,000
1995: 0
Obligation: 0
Authorized: 15,000
Planned: 15,000
1997: 14,340
1998: 25,000
1999: 15,000
2000: 15,000
2001: 15,000

* 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.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   Resident Fish

Recommendation    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level   $14,340

BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget)   $15,000