BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1998 Proposal
Section 1. Summary
Section 2. Goals
Section 3. Background
Section 4. Purpose and methods
Section 5. Planned activities
Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation
Section 7. Relationships
Section 8. Costs and FTE
see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations
Title of project
Fish Passage Center
BPA project number 9403300
Provide regional resource to successfully interface between fishery agencies, Tribes, and FCRPS operators. Analyze and report smolt monitoring data and recommend operations for fish passage. Implement specific actions required through ESA, provide data and analysis required for daily, weekly, and monthly fish passage mitigation management decisions. Collect migration data required for ESA measure implementation.
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
Supports a healthy Columbia basin; maintains biological diversity; increases run sizes or populations; adaptive management (research or M&E); program coordination or planning
|Target stock||Life stage||Mgmt code (see below)|
|Chinook||Juvenile & adult||P, L, W|
|Steelhead||Juvenile & adult||P, L, W|
|Sockeye||Juvenile & adult||P, L, W|
|Coho||Juvenile & adult||P, L, W|
|Affected stock||Benefit or detriment|
Stream area affected
Hydro project All of the projects in the Federal system.
The Fish Passage Center (Water Budget Center) was established by the NPPC to design and implement a program to monitor smolt passage through the Columbia River. With this information it was to make recommendations as to how water stored for fish was to be released in order to increase smolt passage at the mainstem dams. In addition, the FPC was charged with design, analysis, and implementation of the Smolt Monitoring Program. Previous project number: 87-127.
Biological results achieved
Analysis which have been utilized in determining the hydrosystem operation measures. Collect and compile data used in the in season management of the FCRPS and coordination of the regions smolt monitoring program, including Comparative Survival Rate Study of Hatchery PIT Tagged Chinook, long-term consistent migration characteristics data, and management of a regional data base.
Project reports and papers
Annual Reports approved by CBFWA Members, Weekly updates on smolt passage numbers during the passage season, migration characteristics, dissolved gas symptoms, and System Operational Requests provided to Federal operators and regulators; issue specific technical analysis of fish passage; reporting to state water quality agencies.
Adaptive management implications
Smolt Monitoring Program design, Annual Reports, Weekly Reports, analysis, System Operational Requests provided to designated persons at the following agencies: Corps of Engineers, National Marine Fisheries Service, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bonneville Power Administration. FPC analysis over the years has provided the foundation for several major changes in hydrosystem operations for anadromous fish, such as summer flows and flow targets. Development of data, and analysis as a basis for fish passage mitigation decision path activities.
Risks are unintended project outcomes, such as damage to other stocks. Critical uncertainties are limited to emergency events which could render facilities inoperable, natural events, or mechanical events that would cause facilities to be inoperable.
Justification for planning
|Phase Planning||Start 12/1/97||End annual||Subcontractor|
|Planning and design of the Smolt Monitoring Program|
|Phase Implementation||Start 12/1/97||End annual||Subcontractor|
|Data management, analysis, implementation of SMP|
SUMMARY OF EXPECTED OUTCOMES
Present utilization and convservation potential of target population or area
The entire migration corridor is utilized; the conservation and recovery potential is dependent on adequacy of mitigation measures.
Assumed historic status of utilization and conservation potential
Long term expected utilization and conservation potential for target population or habitat
Recovery of listed stocks and enhancement improvement of non-listed stocks.
Contribution toward long-term goal
Data analysis which will be utilized in the long-term decision path.
Indirect biological or environmental changes
Modification of hydrosystem operations.
Historical and real-time fish passage migration characteristics and passage conditions and environmental variables. Daily, weekly, and annual juvenile passage data and migration characteristics provided region-wide as a basis for short and long-term, as well as daily passage management decisions.
Environmental attributes affected by the project
Water temperature, water flow, water spilled in the FCRHS.
Changes assumed or expected for affected environmental attributes
Higher flows and water velocities, lower water temperatures, spill.
Measure of attribute changes
Assessment of effects on project outcomes of critical uncertainty
All data collected and analysis is subject to examinations of assumptions regarding sample rate, sample efficiency, and sample operations.
Monitoring, evaluation, and decision analysis.
Implementation Team reports, Executive Committee reports, regional distribution of migration characteristics data, Smolt Monitoring Program design, Annual Reports, Weekly Reports, analysis, System Operational Requests provided to designated persons at the following agencies: Corps of Engineers, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and Bonneville Power Administration.
Provisions to monitor population status or habitat quality
By utilizing final and summary reports and assessing those against mitigation measure implementation, including historical comparisons of migration characteristics. Basin-wide passage monitoring program and smolt-to-adult return analysis.
Data analysis and evaluation
FPC staff and other parties conduct a broad scope of analysis, presented in annual and other reports, and compared with historical data.
Information feed back to management decisions
Daily reporting, weekly reports, daily updates to the FPC Internet home page.
Critical uncertainties affecting project's outcomes
Provision of real time data as a basis for daily passage management decisions, satisfaction of biological monitoring requirements for ESA purposes, provision of reporting requirements, real-time data, weekly reports, and annual reports.
Incorporating new information regarding uncertainties
Review and approval by Salmon Managers.
Increasing public awareness of F&W activities
Public distribution of data and response to specific requests, weekly reports, maintenance of the Internet home page.
|Related BPA project||Relationship|
|8712700 Non-Federal Smolt Monitoring Program: (see individual agency participants below) Chelan Public Utility District (PUD)||key component|
|8712700 Rock Island Dam||key component|
|8712700 8712700 Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game (IDFG): (A) McCall & Rapid R. Gas & Spill at Clearwater R. Hatcheries||key component|
|8712700 Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW): (A) Lower Granite Dam (B) McNary/Lower Monumental/Hanford (C ) Supplement: Ice Harbor GBT||key component|
|8712700 Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW): (A) Grand Ronde/Imnaha parr/analysis (B) Little Goose Dam (C ) Lower Grande Ronde R. Trap (D) Construction at Grand Ronde Trap||key component|
|8712700 NEZ PERCE TRIBES: Imnaha R. Trap||key component|
|8332300 Smolt Condition & Arrival Timing At Lwr Granite||key component BPA-administered Federal SMP Sub-contractors (see individual contract numbers below): Idaho Fish & Game|
|9602100 8740100 US Geological Survey (formerly NBS)||key component|
|8906500 US Fish & Wildlife Service||key component|
|8401400 National Marine Fisheries Service||key component|
|9008000 BPA-administered Federal SMP : (PIT Tags only) IDFG: Salmon, Snake R. USFWS: Snake R. & mid-Col. Drainages||key component|
|9008000 PSMFC-administered Non-federal SMP: Col. Basin PIT Tag Info. System (Cost of PIT Tags only): Chelan PUD: Rock Island Dam WDFW: McNary/Lower Mon./Hanford Reach ODFW: Lower Grande Ronde R. Trap (#9008000) Nez Perce Tribes: Imn||key component|
|9008000 PSMFC & BPA-administered Hatchery PIT Tag Study: PIT Tags only USFWS: Snake & Lower Columbia hatcheries IDFG: McCall, Rapid R., Pahsimeroi hatcheries ODFW: Lookingglass, Imnaha hatcheries||key component|
|9602000 8906500 PSMFC & BPA-administered: Hatchery PIT Tag Study: (see individual contract numbers below. Note: the se contracts do not include cost of PIT tags) USFWS: Snake & Lower Columbia R. hatcheries IDFG: McCall, Rapid R., Pahsimeroi hatcheries (||key component|
|Related non-BPA project||Relationship|
|Smolt Transportation Study: #9204101||COE cooperation|
|NMFS Survival Study: #9302900||NMFS cooperation|
1997 Planned $1,002,500
|Future funding needs||Past obligations (incl. 1997 if done)|
|FY||Other funding source||Amount||In-kind value|
|1998||NMFS, IDFG,WDFW, ODFW, USFWS||$35,567 $7,113 (each)|
|1999||NMFS, IDFG,WDFW, ODFW, USFWS||$37,772 $7,554 (each)|
|2000||NMFS, IDFG,WDFW, ODFW, USFWS||$40,114 $8,022 (each)|
|2001||NMFS, IDFG,WDFW, ODFW, USFWS||$42,601 $8,520 (each)|
|2002||NMFS, IDFG,WDFW, ODFW, USFWS||$45,242 $9,048 (each)|
Other non-financial supporters
ODFW, WDFW, USFWS, IDFG, NMFS, CRITFC
FY97 overhead percent 15% overhead to PSMFC, contract administrator;.
The above out-year figures include a proposed 6.2% increase per year .
How does percentage apply to direct costs
These percentages apply to a portion of the total; they are not applied to capital outlay costs.