Within-Year Modification Request Form for FY 2007

 
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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Section 2: Description
Section 3: Related Projects
Section 4: Planning and Design
Section 5: Construction/Implementation
Section 6: Operations and Maintenance
Section 7: Monitoring and Evaluation
Section 8: Total Budget
Section 9: Project Documents
Part 2. Current Status of Modification Request
Part 3. Comments on this Modification Request


Part 1 of 3. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status BOG Meeting Date
October 1, 2007 Finalized October 10, 2007

Modification Type: FY 2007 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 200102800
BPA Project Name: Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Project
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Greg Baesler
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: WDFW
Funding Type: unknown
Project Leader: Matt Polacek
Province: Columbia Plateau
Subbasin: Crab
 
Contact Person
First Name: Matt
Last Name Polacek
Address: 5981 Vantage Hwy. Suite 100
City, State Zip: Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: 509-925-1025
Fax: 509-925-1026
Email: polacmcp@dfw.wa.gov

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Ted Nelson Name Karen Southwell
Address: 600 Capital Way North Address: 600 Capital Way North
City, State Zip: Olympia, WA 98501 City, State Zip: Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: 360-902-2401 Phone: 360-664-4993
Fax: Fax:
Email: nelsotfn@dfw.wa.gov Email: southkjs@dfw.wa.gov
Note: Note:

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout)
Oncorhynchus nerka (kokanee)

Provide explanations as to why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and will jeopardize the project:
Reduction in existing scope of project: The Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Project is asking for emergency funding in FY2007 to collect adult kokanee for otoltih mark identification and disease testing for brood stock feasability. The month of October is the only window of opportunity to collect marked adults for this broodyear. During fiscal years 2008 and 2009, the project is seeking full project funding to accomplish the objectives and associated work elements outlined and discussed in the proposal narrative.
Deferral of existing work elements to later date: The majority of work outlined for FY07 will not be completed due to the lack of funding by BPA. The Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Project was placed in "shut-down" status in FY07 by BPA prior to the final reccomendation for funding by the ISRP and the NPCC. The NPCC did not allocate fiscal year funding recommendations; however, they indicated that funding was based on the outcome of the kokanee workshop with the ISRP. The outcome of this workshop was favorable for the project, and now the WDFW is requesting partial funding in FY07 and full funding in FY08 and FY09 to complete the kokanee research implemented in 2002. In the previous cycle, kokanee fingerlings and yearlings were marked for evaluation as adults each year 2006-2010. Deferring evaluation to future years would negate the ability to survey adults in those years. Additionally, the Ford State and Spokane Tribal Hactcheries were granted a recommendation and funding to continue kokanee stocking for Banks Lake. The WDFW recognizes the importance of monitoring the success of hatchery fish throughout the state and urges the CBFWA and the NPCC to recommend funding for the Banks Lake Fishery Evaluation Project.

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
47 49 59 N 119 04 59 W Banks Lake, Grant County, WA

Is this/Are these the same study location(s) that was/were identified in the original proposal? Yes

Condition/situation creating the need for the modification:
Is the situation the result of a catastrophic event that occurred within the existing location? No
Has a habitat/population/mechanical/structural dilemma developed in the proposed study location since the contract was signed with BPA? No

Section 2c: Description (Work Element Information)
What work elements in the existing proposal does the proposed modification address?
Work Element Work Element Title
All works elements listed in the fix-it loop proposal (attached in section 9).
Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data (157) Collect biotic and abiotic data (adult kokanee collections)
Analyze/Interpret Data (162) Kokanee Thermal Mark Identification
Analyze/Interpret Data (162) Banks Lake Kokanee Brood Stock Plan

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) NOTE: The work elements listed above (and described in detail below) represent abbreviated funding for FY07 to continue kokanee studies in Banks Lake. Full funding for project objectives (listed in the proposal narrative) are being requested for FY08 and FY09.

Work Element Name 1.1. Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data (157) Work Element Title 1.1. Collect biotic and abiotic data

Methods 1.1. Nearshore electrofishing, gill netting, and trap netting (Bonar et al. 2000) will be used in the fall to collect adult kokanee. Kokanee will be examined for fin clips and the otolith will be saved for thermal mark examination. Offshore sampling will be conducted in October and November.

Work Element Name 2.3. Analyze/Interpret Data (162) Work Element Title 2.3. Kokanee Thermal Mark Identification

Hypothesis 2.3. There will be no statistical difference in survival between the three treatment groups.

Methods 2.3. Kokanee otoliths will be collected for thermal mark identification during creel surveys and the lake-wide fall fish survey/kokanee collections. Otoliths will be stored in 95% ethanol and analyzed for treatment group origin at WDFW’s Otolith Laboratory in Olympia. A Chi-square analysis at the ? = 0.05 level will be used to test Hypothesis 2.3 (Zar 1999). Additionally, a marked to unmarked ratio will be used to evaluate the contribution of hatchery versus natural origin fish to overall kokanee population.

Work Element Name 1.9. Analyze/Interpret Data (162) Work Element Title 1.9. Banks Lake Kokanee Brood Stock Plan

Hypothesis 1.9. Over 30% of adult kokanee are available for brood stock collection at Northrup Creek.

Methods 1.9. Since the thousands of kokanee that return to Northrup Creek cannot access the channel for spawning, we will evaluate the use of adult fish for brood stock to support hatchery needs of both Banks Lake and Lake Roosevelt. We will use fecundity estimates and sex ratios collected in 2005 to determine the number of males and females required by the hatcheries to supplement both lakes. Results from this analysis will be included in the FY07 annual report. Hydroacoustic estimates will allow us to predict or forecast age specific abundance for expected brood stock collections in the fall. Work with hatchery staff to collect adult kokanee by electrofishing in the Northrup Creek area and collect eggs to test the feasibility of using this method to obtain viable eggs. Ovarian fluid will also be collected to continue disease-testing studies.


Does not implementing this modification jeopardize the ability to achieve existing biological objectives of this project, as well as other projects? Yes

Explain: Without FY07 funding for adult kokanee collections, the project will miss one year of release strategy reults. The marking of adult kokanee, for adults returning in 2007, was paid for by BPA in 2004 as part of the 2001 through 2006 project time frame.

If funding is not granted for FY08 ans FY09, then the proejct will be unable to complete release strategy studies started as part of the original project in 2002.


Section 2d: Description (BiOp Information)
NMFS and/or FWS Biological Opinion that this funding request addresses Strategy
NMFS &/or USFWS
How proposed actions will address the BiOp
(i.e., substrategy / limiting factor / metric to be achieved)
FCRPS Biological Opinion Remand 2004 harvest Banks Lake is directly affected by mainstem Columbia River operations at Grand Coulee Dam (KWA 2004, p.185). It is part of the Bonneville Hydroelectric Project acting as a water storage reservoir for power production through six reversible power-generating (p/g) pumps in its feeder canals. Annually in August, water is retained in the mainsten Columbia for flow augmentation for salmon (Lake Roosevelt) rather than pumped into Banks Lake. This causes a 1.5 m drawdown that displaces fish from littoral habitats and accounts for a loss of secondary production. Stober et al. (1975) determined that fish entrain from Banks Lake into Lake Roosevelt as a result of the operation of the power generating units, and fish air bladders have been reported in high numbers in Lake Roosevelt when the p/g units are charged for power production (Steve Francis, CCT, personal observation). Loss of fish reduces yield for recreational harvest.

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Kokanee survival Continue to monitor factors that affect kokanee survival in Banks Lake. Tasks associated with this objective include monitoring water temperature and disolved oxygen during the critical mnths of the year (May through October), quantify predator consumption of kokanee during hatchery release periods (spring and fall), and quantify fish harvest and exploitation through annual creel surveys.
Kokanee release analysis Evaluate three kokanee release groups to determine escapement success. This will indicate what release strategy will maximize survival for kokanee in Banks Lake, and release strategies can be altered if applicable. To accomplish this objective, already marked kokanee will be collected in the creel and in fall to analyze the thermal code and assign the sub-sampled population to a release strategy treatment group. We will use fecundity estimates and sex ratios to determine the number of males and females required by the hatcheries to supplement both Banks Lake and Lake Roosevelt. Results from this analysis will be included in the first annual report. Summer hydroacoustic estimates will allow us to predict or forecast age specific abundance for expected brood stock collections in the fall.
Manage daily project operation Daily project management includes accrual and metric reporting, status and annual reporting, and contract and budget management.

Section 3: Is This Funding Request Related to Other Projects in the Basin?

Other projects that are related to this request
Project # Project Title/Description Nature of Relationship
Banks Lake Volunteer Net Pen Program The kokanee and rainbow trout net pens on Banks Lake are operated by volunteers and fish food and other O&M materials are purchased by the WDFW
199104600 Spokane Tribal Hatchery (Galbr Springs) The Banks Lake Project evaluates the kokanee production program for fish stocked in Banks Lake from the Spokane Tribal Hatchery.
199104700 Sherman Creek Hatchery - O&M Since Banks Lake shares water with Lake Roosevelt, the exchange of fish occurrs at an unkwon level. The Banks Lake Project evaluates and reports the presence of Lake Roosevelt marked kokanee that were produced by the Sherman Creek hatchery.
199404300 Lake Roosevelt Data Collection The high number of adult kokanee now produced in Banks Lake can possibly be used as a brood stock for the Lake Roosevelt kokanee program
199500900 Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout N The Banks Lake Project evaluates and reports the presence of Lake Roosevelt tagged rainbow trout in Banks Lake. Fish from Lake Roosevelt can entrain through the pump/generating units into Banks Lake.
199501100 Chief Joseph Kokanee Enhanceme Banks Lake Project staff have worked with Colville Tribal sub-contractors to evaluate fish stress and mortality in the Lake Roosevelt/Banks Lake pump/generating units.
199502800 Assessment of Fishery Improvem The Banks Lake Project shares equipment with the WDFW regional office including electrofishing boats, fyke nets and gill nets.
200102900 Ford Hatchery Improvement O&M The Banks Lake Project evaluates the kokanee production program for fish stocked in Banks Lake.

Section 4: Estimated Budget for Planning & Design phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Planning & Design
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Planning & Design
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Planning & Design
FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011
$ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

Section 5: Estimated Budget for Contruction/Implementation phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Contruction/Implementation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Contruction/Implementation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Contruction/Implementation

Section 6: Estimated Budget for Operations & Maintenance phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Operations & Maintenance
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Operations & Maintenance
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Operations & Maintenance

Section 7: Estimated Budget for Monitoring & Evaluation phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Monitoring & Evaluation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?
Manage daily project operation Produce Annual Report Produce annual report This project will provide deliverables in the form of status and annual reports by deadlines established by WDFW and BPA. After the third year of the project, the project sponsor, along with project subcontractors, will draft and submit results in a three year comprehensive report. none FY07 $5,000 No
Kokanee survival Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect biotic and abiotic data Conduct a fall lakewide fish survey to collect adult kokanee for mark identification, Collect kokanee eggs to test feasibility of using electrofishing to obtain viable eggs. Collect ovarian fluid from kokanee to continue disease testing. Primary R, M, and E Type: 200 FY07 $7,500 No
Kokanee release analysis Analyze/Interpret Data Kokanee thermal mark identification Kokanee otoliths will be collected for thermal mark identification during creel surveys and the lake-wide fall fish survey/kokanee collections. Otoliths will be stored in 95% ethanol and analyzed for treatment group origin at WDFW’s Otolith Laboratory in Olympia. A Chi-square analysis at the µ = 0.05 level will be used to test Hypothesis 3. Additionally, a marked to unmarked ratio will be used to evaluate the contribution of hatchery versus natural origin fish to overall kokanee population. Primary R, M, and E Type: Uncertainties Research FY07 $6,000 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Monitoring & Evaluation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost
Manage and Administer Projects Accrual and metric reporting and SOW and budget development 2008 2009 $45,000
Produce Annual Report Produce annual report 2008 2009 $56,000
Produce Status Report Submission of status reports 2008 2009 $20,000
Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Collect biotic and abiotic data 2008 2009 $34,000
Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Walleye diet collection 2008 2009 $60,000
Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Hydroacoustic surveys 2008 2009 $7,000
Mark/Tag Animals Kokanee thermal marking and fin clipping 2008 2009 $10,000
Analyze/Interpret Data Temperature and dissolved oxygen 2008 2009 $13,000
Analyze/Interpret Data walley diet analysis and bioenergetics modeling 2008 2009 $150,000
Analyze/Interpret Data Analyze hydroacoustic survey data 2008 2009 $30,000
Analyze/Interpret Data kokanee thermal mark identification 2008 2009 $13,000
Analyze/Interpret Data Analyze creel data 2008 2009 $21,000
Analyze/Interpret Data Kokanee exploitation 2008 2009 $6,500
Remove or Relocate Non-predaceous Animals Creel survey 2008 2009 $120,000
Produce Plan Banks Lake Kokanee Brood Stock Plan 2008 2009 $5,000

Outyear totals
Monitoring & Evaluation
FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011
$295,250 $295,250 $ 0 $ 0

Section 8: Total Budget Modification Request

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost
Personnel 1.2 FTE's $5,787
Fringe Benefits [blank] $2,083
Supplies 600 otoliths * $10/otolith $6,000
Travel [blank] $500
Overhead 28.74% $4,130

Total Estimated Budget Modification
Total FY 2008 budget modification $18,500
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $18,500

Outyear Budget Totals
  2008 2009 2010 2011
Planning & Design $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0
Monitoring & Evaluation $295,250 $295,250 $ 0 $ 0
Total Outyear Budgets $295,250 $295,250 $ 0 $ 0

Cost sharing associated with this modification
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or in-kind?
WDFW Office and storage $4,500 In-Kind
WDFW Electrofishing boat $38,000 In-Kind
WDFW Gill netting boat $20,000 In-Kind

Section 9: Narrative, Maps and Project Documents
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 3. Current Status of Modification Request
Meeting Date Status Record Entry Date Decision Group Adjustment Category Urgency Status Budget Impact Reconsider Date
10/10/2007  10/1/2007  NA      Submitted  $18,500   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
10/10/2007  10/10/2007  BOG  Budget    Under BOG Review  $18,500  11/7/2007 
Decision Comments Next Steps
This request is a category 3a.  Council decision on Kokanee Projects. 
10/10/2007  3/20/2008  BPA      BPA Denied  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
This request is not approved   

Part 3 of 3. Comments on this Modification Request
There are no comments on this proposed modification.