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Proposal 198712700: Smolt Monitoring By Non-Feder

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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative
Section 2: Project Location
Section 3: Project Species
Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Section 5: Relationship to Other Projects
Section 6: Biological Objectives
Section 7: Work Elements
Section 8: Budget
Section 9: Project Future
Section 10: Documents
Part 2. Reviews
Part 1 of 2. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status Form Generator
January 10, 2006 Finalized Dona Watson

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 198712700
Proposal Name: Smolt Monitoring By Non-Feder
BPA Project Manager: Jonathan McCloud
Agency, Institution or Organization: Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC)
Short Description: Daily passage data through the mainstem, Snake, Columbia and mid-Columbia Rivers to facilitate fish passage management decisions, including Biological Opinion implementation, is collected daily. Sampling and marking occur at 8 sites of the larger region.
Information Transfer: 1. The smolt monitoring data from the traps and dams are transmitted to a designated regional data center where further analyses are performed to estimate an index of relative population sizes at the dams (termed the passage index), monitor smolt migration timing at key dams, calculate smolt travel time between selected sites, and estimate survival of smolts between selected sites. 2. Weekly Reports are produce from March through August, and bi-weekly reports in September and October to summarize the status of the flows, spill, smolt indices, GBT monitoring, hatchery releases, and adult ladder counts within the Columbia River basin hydrosystem. A final annual report is produced after the migration season ends. 3. All of this data is collected for the purpose of in-season management of flows and spills and the post-season evaluation of the effect of that year’s management actions on migrating salmonids.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Dona Watson Fish Passage Center 1827 NE 44th Ave, Suite 240
Portland OR 97213
Ph: 503.230.4099
Fax: 503.230.7559
Email: dwatson@fpc.org
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Pam Kahut Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) 205 SE Spokane St., Suite 100
Portland, Oregon 97202-6413
Ph: (503) 595-3229
Fax: (503) 595-3237
Email: Pam_Kahut@psmfc.org
Administrative Contact
Jerry McCann Fish Passage Center 1827 NE 44th Ave, Suite 240
Portland OR 97213
Ph: 503.230.4291
Fax: 503.230.7559
Email: jmccann@fpc.org
Project Lead
Dona Watson Fish Passage Center 1827 NE 44th Ave, Suite 240
Portland OR 97213
Ph: 503.230.4099
Fax: 503.230.7559
Email: dwatson@fpc.org
Form Submitter

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Mainstem/Systemwide ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Systemwide ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
45.38 -121.56 Columbia River Bonneville Dam Juvenile Sampling Facility Multnomah, Oregon Columbia Lower No
45.73 -120.66 Columbia River John Day Dam Juvenile Sampling Facility Sherman, Oregon Columbia Lower Middle No
45.94 -119.29 Columbia River McNary Dam Juvenile Sampling Facility Benton, Washington Columbia Lower Middle No
47.34 -120.09 Columbia River Rock Island Dam Juvenile Sampling Facility Chelan, Washington Columbia Upper Middle No
46.06 -116.98 Grande Ronde River Grande Ronde Fish Trap Asotin, Washington Grande Ronde No
45.66 -116.29 Salmon River White Bird Trap Idaho, Idaho Salmon No
46.42 -117.03 Snake River Lewiston Fish Trap Nez Perce, Idaho Clearwater No
46.56 -118.54 Snake River Lower Monumental Dam Juvenile Sampling Facility Franklin, Washington Snake Lower No
46.54 -118.03 Snake River Little Goose Dam Juvenile Sampling Facility Whitman, Washington Snake Lower No
46.66 -117.43 Snake River Lower Granite Dam Juvenile Sampling Facility Whitman, Washington Snake Lower No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook All Populations
Steelhead All Populations

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
2004 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
2003 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
2002 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
2001 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
2000 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
1999 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
1998 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
1997 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
1996 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
1995 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
1994 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
1993 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
1992 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
1991 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
1990 Collected, maintained, distributed all passage data, river data daily, successfully implemented sampling plans, all objectives, data reporting requirements, and met conditions of ESA section permit.
1989 Collected, maintained real time passage, and GBT data for Columbia and Snake river monitoring sites. Data was available to all regional parties.
1988 Collected, maintained real time passage, and GBT data for Columbia and Snake river monitoring sites. Data was available to all regional parties.
1987 Collected, maintained real time passage, and GBT data for Columbia and Snake river monitoring sites. Data was available to all regional parties.

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
BPA 199008000 Columbia Basin Pit-Tag Informa SMP PIT-tag data is stored on the PTAGIS database.
BPA 199602000 Pit Tagging Spring/Summer Chin Personnel at SMP traps PIT-tag additional fish under the CSS contract.
BPA 199602100 Gas Bubble Disease Mon & Resea SMP crews collect fish condition data to assess incidence of gas bubble disease.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Long-term Provide a long-term consistent database for further fish passage management and mitigation decisions. Determine post-season smolt timing distributions for run-at-large fish and tagged groups, and travel time and survival estimates for tagged groups. None [Strategy left blank] [Pg no blank]
Short-term Provide short-term fish monitoring data for in-season fish passage management decisions. Determine in-season fish quality (descaling, injury, etc.), smolt passage timing of run-at large fish and tagged groups, and travel time for tagged groups. None [Strategy left blank] [Pg no blank]

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation ESA permits and reporting Sponsor agency to ensure that the ESA permits are obtained and that the ESA reporting is completed as required. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $6,250
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage FIsh Ladder Inspections at LGS & LGR Conduct adult fish ladder inspections at Little Goose and Lower Granite Dams. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $17,195
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage IDFG-Head of Lower Grande Ronde and Lower Granite Dam Operate Scoop trap on the Snake River at Lewiston and a dipper trap on the Salmon River at Twin Bridges. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $140,685
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Chelan PUD/WDFW- Rock Island Dam Management, administration and overhead costs for SMP PIT tagging and related activities at Rock Island Dam. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $145,375
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects IDFG- Head of Lower Granite Reservoir and Lower Snake River IDFG management, administration and overhead for SMP activities at Head of Lower Grande Reservoir and Lower Snake River. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $192,580
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects ODFW-Little Goose Dam and Lower Grande Ronde River Management, administration and oversight of SMP PIT tagging and related activities at Little Goose Dam and the Lower Grande Rond River trap. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $375,470
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects PSMFC SMP Contract Oversight; Bonnevllle & John Day site administration Includes PSMFC overall SMP contract administration, management and overhead as well as management and administration of Bonneville and John Day dams SMP site activities. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $345,145
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects WDFW/PSMFC-Lower Granite (LGR), McNary (MCN) and Monumental (LMN) Dams Includes overall management, on site management, administration and overhead costs for SMP PIT tagging at LGR, MCN, and LMN dams 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $606,820
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Plan Critfic Feasibility Study Continuation of feasibility study of video technology. Currently adult salmon are monitored with video cameras and at least in some locations video have been used to count juvenile salmon. Study will determine techniques and usage of video equipment to reduce stress due to handling. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $109,420
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report SMP Annual report of SMP site activities by respective agencies. The following agencies report as follows: Chelan PUD/WDFW for Rock Island Dam; IDFG for Head of Lower Granite Reservoir and Lower Snake River; ODFW for Little Goose Dam and Lower Grande Ronde; PSMFC for Bonneville and John Day Dams; and WDFW for Lower Granite, Lower Monumental and McNary Dams 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $869,430
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report PISCES Status Reporting Complete quarterly PISCES reports as required by the SMP contract. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $15,630
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Analyze/Interpret Data Analyze and Interpret Data collected at the sites for SMP The following entities analyze the data collected at the following sites: ODFW-Lower Grande Ronde River, PSMFC-Bonneville and John Day Dams; IDFG at Head of Lower Grande Ronde River and Lower Granite Dam. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $448,630
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Analyze/Interpret Data PSFMC-Little Goose Dam-Gas Bubble Trauma Support [Work Element Description Not Entered] 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $34,080
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Each agency collects, generates, validates field and lab data at its respective SMP site. The following agencies conduct smolt monitoring activities as outlined in the Smolt Monitoring Work Plan: Chelan PUD/WDFW- Rock Island Dam; ODFW-Little Goose Dam and Lower Grande Ronde River; IDFG - Head of Lower Grande Reservoir and Lower Salmon River; PSMFC-Bonneville Dam (including gas bubble trauma) and John Day Dam; WDFW at LGR, LMN, and MCN dams. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $2,336,610
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Install Fish Monitoring Equipment IDFG- Head of Lower Granite Reservoir and Lower Salmon River Install Snake and Salmon River traps and have operational by March 7. Monitor trap through August. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $71,590
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Install Fish Monitoring Equipment ODFW-Lower Grande Ronde River trap Make repairs and modificatins to the Grand Ronde River trap in the off season to improve operation. Prepare for trap operation by assembling and installing the trap. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $93,790
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Mark/Tag Animals PIT Tag Chinook and Steelhead as planned in the 2007 SMP Work Plan The following agencies will PIT tag fish in accordance with the SMP Work Plan: IDFG, 23,400 wild and hatchery chinook and steelhead at the Salmon and Snake River traps; ODFW, 9,000 hatchery and wild Chinook and steelhead at the Grande Ronde River trap; ChelanPUD/WDFW, 16,200 at Rock Island Dam; USFWS, 15,000 spring Chinook at Leavenworth NFH, 3,000 fall Chinook at Priest Rapids SFH, 6,000 summer Chinook at Wells SFH and 1,500 steelhead at Dworshak NFH. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $542,415
Biological Objectives Metrics
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Mark/Tag Animals PIT Tags A total of 74,100 PIT tags @2.10 per tag. 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $486,490
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Submit/Acquire Data SMP sites to transmit data on a daily basis to PSMFC. The following SMP sites will transmit on a daily basis date in accordance the the contract guidelines for their respective SMP sites: Chelan PUD/WDFW, ODFW, IDFG, USFWS, PSMFC 3/1/2007 2/28/2010 $495,834
Biological Objectives Metrics
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Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel ODFW,WDFW,IDFG,Cheland PUD, PSMFC $1,077,950 $1,121,068 $1,177,121
Fringe Benefits ODFW,WDFW,IDFG,Chelan PUD, PSMFC $440,950 $458,600 $481,500
Supplies ODFW,WDFW,IDFG,Chelan PUD, PSMFC $174,800 $181,700 $190,800
Travel ODFW,WDFW,IDFG,Chelan PUD, PSMFC $129,700 $134,800 $141,630
Capital Equipment PIT Tags for SMP Project $155,610 $155,610 $155,610
Overhead ODFW,WDFW,IDFG,Chelan PUD, PSMFC $366,700 $385,000 $404,290
Totals $2,345,710 $2,436,778 $2,550,951

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$7,333,439
Total Work Element budget$7,333,439

Cost sharing
Funding Source or Organization Item or Service Provided FY 2007 Est Value ($) FY 2008 Est Value ($) FY 2009 Est Value ($) Cash or in-kind? Status

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$2,704,008 $2,866,248 Estimated based on existing program
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
None Long term monitoring program.
 
Final Deliverables

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
Location:
Province: No Change
Subbasin: No Change
Primary Focal Species
No Change
ARG Comments:


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 Budget
$2,351,730
FY 2008 Budget
$2,351,730
FY 2009 Budget
$2,351,730
Total NPCC Rec
$7,055,190
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:Basinwide
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: Interim funding pending further Council consideration of regional monitoring and evaluation framework.


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 Budget
$2,351,730
FY 2008 Budget
$2,351,730
FY 2009 Budget
$2,351,730
Total NPCC Rec
$7,055,190
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$2,351,730
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$2,351,730
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$2,351,730
Total MSRT Rec
$7,055,190
Budget Category:Basinwide
Comments: Interim funding pending further Council consideration of regional monitoring and evaluation framework.

Local or MSRT Comments: The MSRT recommends funding the SMP project at the FY2006 level plus a 5% increase for increased costs.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Final Review (August 31, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: It is essential that funding be provided for smolt monitoring. A required and necessary monitoring function is performed by this project, but the proposal is marginally prepared. The proposal should have provided more information concerning the adequacy of the personnel to conduct this monitoring.

The basic rationale connecting this work to subbasin management plans should be more clearly explained. The connection to other projects was incomplete in the narrative and only three BPA related projects were listed and briefly described on the administrative form. The sponsors should be able to provide much more information concerning past history and accomplishments.

The objectives were clearly stated but methods are described only in general terms. Details concerning how these tasks will be accomplished are scant in the proposal. It would be useful to have a better explanation of the links to resources located elsewhere. There is insufficient detail provided about the new aspects of the proposal, e.g., exploration of video techniques to monitor smolts.

The ISRP suggests that the sponsors provide more details and an evaluation of the contributions of the project in future proposals or a summary report. The project history presented in this proposal provides information in terms of administrative changes, changing work elements, and tasks completed. For a project that has been operating since 1982, much more technical detail needs to be provided, including a list of biological accomplishments and reports.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Preliminary Review (June 2, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: It is essential that funding be provided for smolt monitoring. A required and necessary monitoring function is performed by this project, but the proposal is marginally prepared. The proposal should have provided more information concerning the adequacy of the personnel to conduct this monitoring.

The basic rationale connecting this work to subbasin management plans should be more clearly explained. The connection to other projects was incomplete in the narrative and only three BPA related projects were listed and briefly described on the administrative form. The sponsors should be able to provide much more information concerning past history and accomplishments.

The objectives were clearly stated but methods are described only in general terms. Details concerning how these tasks will be accomplished are scant in the proposal. It would be useful to have a better explanation of the links to resources located elsewhere. There is insufficient detail provided about the new aspects of the proposal, e.g., exploration of video techniques to monitor smolts.

The ISRP suggests that the sponsors provide more details and an evaluation of the contributions of the project in future proposals or a summary report. The project history presented in this proposal provides information in terms of administrative changes, changing work elements, and tasks completed. For a project that has been operating since 1982, much more technical detail needs to be provided, including a list of biological accomplishments and reports.

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