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Proposal 198903500: Umatilla Hatchery Operation and Maintenance and Fish Liberations

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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 6, 2006 Finalized Scott Patterson

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 198903500
Proposal Name: Umatilla Hatchery Operation and Maintenance and Fish Liberations
BPA Project Manager: Jonathan McCloud
Agency, Institution or Organization: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Short Description: This proposal funds operation and maintenance of Umatilla Hatchery and fish transfers from the Umatilla, Cascade, Oxbow, Bonneville, and Little White hatcheries to acclimation facilities on the Umatilla River.
Information Transfer: Monthly and annual reports are used to record fish production and hatchery operations. Fish release numbers are maintained in ODFW Hatchery Management Information System (HMIS).
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Scott Patterson ODFW 107 20th Street
La Grande, Oregon 97850
Ph: (541) 963-2138
Fax: (541) 963-6670
Email: Scott.D.Patterson@state.or.us
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Scott Patterson ODFW 107 20th Street
La Grande, Oregon 97850
Ph: (541) 963-2138
Fax: (541) 963-6670
Email: Scott.D.Patterson@state.or.us
Form Submitter

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Plateau ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Umatilla ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
45.54.45 119.33.00 Umatilla River Umatilla Hatchery is located on the southern bank of the Columbia River near the small town of Irrigon, Oregon. Morrow, Oregon Umatilla Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
Steelhead Middle Columbia River ESU
Coho Unspecified Population

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Rear 603k subyearling fall Chinook, 586k spring Chinook, 156k summer steelhead, and transfered 480k yearling fall chinook from Bonneville, 210k spring Chinook from Little White, 1.5 million Coho from Cascade & Oxbow to acclimation sites on Umatilla River
2004 Rear 608k subyearling fall Chinook, 494k spring Chinook, 130k summer steelhead, and transfered 477k yearling fall chinook from Bonneville, 375k spring Chinook from Little White, 1.55 million Coho from Cascade & Oxbow to acclimation sites on Umatilla River
2003 Rear 625k subyearling fall Chinook, 584k spring Chinook, 127k summer steelhead, and transfered 509k yearling fall chinook from Bonneville, 205k spring Chinook from Little White, 1.54 million Coho from Cascade & Oxbow to acclimation sites on Umatilla River
2002 Rear 620k subyearling fall Chinook, 493k spring Chinook, 160k summer steelhead, and transfered 521k yearling fall chinook from Bonneville, 374k spring Chinook from Little White, 1.62 million Coho from Cascade & Oxbow to acclimation sites on Umatilla River
2001 Rear 648k subyearling fall Chinook, 460k spring Chinook, 140k summer steelhead, and transfered 471k yearling fall chinook from Bonneville, 346k spring Chinook from Little White, 1.473 million Coho from Cascade & Oxbow to acclimation sites on Umatilla R.
2000 Rear 3.02M subyearling fall Chinook, 357k smolt spring Chinook, and 154K smolt summer steelhead
1999 Rear 1.84M subyearling fall Chinook, 253k smolt spring Chinook, and 9.8k subyearling and 121 smolt summer steelhead
1998 Rear 2.78M subyearling fall Chinook, 383k smolt spring Chinook, and 138k smolt summer steelhead
1997 Rear 2.83M subyearling and 260k smolt fall Chinook, 227k smolt spring Chinook, and 140k summer steelhead
1996 Rear 2.97M subyearling and 144k smolt fall Chinook, 381k smolt spring Chinook, and 149k smolt summer steelhead
1995 Rear 2.47M subyearling fall Chinook, 277k smolt spring Chinook, and 148k smolt summer steelhead
1994 Rear 2.85M subyearling fall Chinook, 840k subyearling and 594k smolt spring Chinook, and and 156k smolt summer steelhead
1993 Rear 2.66M subyearling fall Chinook, 1.13 subyearling and 208k smolt spring Chinook, and 159k smolt summer steelhead
1992 Rear 2.68M subyearling fall Chinook, 267k fry and 1.06 subyearling spring Chinook, and 204k smolt summer steelhead
1991 First year of operation

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 198343500 Umatilla Hatchery O&M - CTUIR The purpose of this project is to acclimate juvenile salmon and steelhead to the Umatilla River prior to release, as well as, collect, hold and spawn broodstock and provide eggs to the Umatilla Hatchery and other hatcheries from subbasin fish production.
BPA 198802200 Umatilla Fish Passage Ops In the 1980's, CTUIR and ODFW began implementing the Umatilla Fisheries Restoration Plan. An integral part of that effort was to address inadequate flow and migration conditions by constructing fish passage facilities, initiating a trap and haul program, and implementing the Umatilla Basin Project flow enhancement effort. The Fish Passage Operations Project objective is to increase adult and juvenile migrant survival in the Umatilla Basin. The project provides survival benefits for both hatchery and natural production by operating and maintaining ladders, bypasses, screen sites, trap facilities, and hauling equipment and coordinating these operations with flow enhancement measures and diversion activities. The project also provides valuable support to other projects by refining fish passage criteria, collecting return and migration data, and collecting and transporting broodstock
BPA 198902401 Eval Um Juvenile Sal Out Migra The purpose of this project is to determine migration patterns, migrant abundance, and survival of hatchery and natural juvenile salmonids in the Umatilla basin using PIT tag and radio telemetry technology and investigate effects of environmental variables on fish migration. The results provide recommendations for hatchery release timing, or alternative strategies that improve downstream survival of fish released in Umatilla River Subbasin.
BPA 199000500 Umatilla Hatchery - M&E The purpose of this project is two fold to the Umatilla Hatchery. First, to evaluate juvenile rearing, marking, tagging, survival, stock life history, fish health, mass marking, straying, sport fishing and catch contribution for salmon and steelhead reared in oxygen supplemented and standard raceways at Umatilla Hatchery including: · Determine if rearing subyearling fall chinook and spring chinook in Michigan style raceways can reduce water use and cost. · Determine production effectiveness of yearling fall chinook verses subyearling releases in the Umatilla River Subbasin. · Determine straying of Umatilla fall chinook into the Snake River ESU. · Determine effectiveness of spring chinook over winter acclimation and spring release strategies. · Determine performance of summer steelhead produced from Umatilla Hatchery. · Determine the success of recreational fisheries in the Umatilla basin. · Assess catch distribution and escapement of hatchery salmonids released in the Umatilla basin. · Determine progeny to parent ratios for hatchery and natural populations. Fish Health objectives are included in the hatchery M&E project. There is a ongoing discussions to re-allocate fish health funds from M&E project into the Umatilla Hatchery O&M project. · Monitor each species monthly for fish pathogens at Umatilla Hatchery. · Pre-transfer examinations from Umatilla Hatchery to acclimation sites in the Umatilla River Basin. · Respond to in increased loss examinations when unusual loss or behavior occurs at Umatilla Hatchery, acclimation sites or various Umatilla River loss events (i.e., screw trap mortality, lower river natural mortalities). · Pre-liberation fish health examinations at the acclimation sites. · Broodstock fish health monitoring including 100% screening for bacterial kidney disease (BKD) using ELISA techniques. · Recommend guidelines for prophylactic disease control. · Coordination veterinary prescriptions to implement drugs used under the Investigational New Animal Drug (INAD) process. · Coordination fish health recommendation in the Umatilla Hatchery and Basin Annual Operation Plan. · Obtaining fish health information and preparing recommendations concerning the import or transfer of adult fish, juveniles from other facilities and eggs to the Umatilla Basin. · Maintain disease history for Umatilla fish culture programs · Report fish health information to BPA Umatilla Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation staff.
BPA 199000501 Umatilla Basin Nat Prod M&E This project is to monitors and evaluates natural spawning, rearing, migration, survival, life histories, age and growth characteristics, and genetic characteristics of adult salmon and steelhead and their natural progeny in the Umatilla basin, as well as, the interaction with the hatchery product and the impacts of artificial production to naturally produced fish.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Artificial Propagation Maintaining artificial propagation, at its current level, is a priority of the Umatilla/Willow Subbasin Planning Team. The Subbasin Team's recommendation to the Northwest Power and Conversation Council (memo September 27, 2005) was to continue production at its current level. Umatilla Artificial Propagation for Steelhead, spring and fall Chinook, and Coho. 1-27

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Maintain Hatchery To Maintain Umatilla Hatchery Maintenance and repairs of wells, pumps, alarms, chillers, misc equipment, and hatchery grounds 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $385,220
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Hatchery Fish Produced Fall Chinook Receive eyed eggs from Priest Rapids and produce approximately 600,00 sub-yearling fall Chinook for tansfer, acclimation, and/or direct stream release in the Umatilla River annually between 2007 and 2009. Produce and transfer approximatley 560,000 eyed eggs to Bonneville Hatchery annually between 2007 and 2009. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $123,533
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Hatchery Fish Produced Spring Chinook Produce approximately 600,000 spring Chinook smolts for release annually in 2007 through 2009. Produce and transfer 221,000 eyed eggs for Little White NF Hatchery annually between 2007 and 2009. 10/1/2007 9/30/2009 $1,476,890
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Hatchery Fish Produced Steelhead Produce hatchery steelehad for transfer, acclimation, and release in the Umatilla River. Target 150k for release in 2007, 2008, 2009 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $436,823
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery Fish Transfers from Umatilla, Bonneville, Little White, Cascade, and Oxbow hatcheries. In additon to transfer of 150k steelehad, 600k spring Chinook, and 600k subyearlign fall Chinook from Umatilla Hatchery annually (2007-09), this contract funds the transfers of 480,000 yearling fall Chinook from Bonneville, 210k spring Chinook from Little White, and 1.5 million Coho from Cascade and Oxbow to multiple CTUIR operated acclimation sites on the Umatilla River, annually (2007-09). 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $184,723
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer Projects Prepare Statement of Work (SOW) for three contract periods beginning with FY07 and concluding with FY09. SOW will include work elements and milestones, budgets. Additional work will include annual budget accural and invoicing estimates and metric reporting. Pisces Status Reporting is also included. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $191,883
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Plan Annual Operation Plan (AOP)-2007, 2008, and 2009 To integrate Tribal, State, and BPA artificial production activities in the Umatilla subbasin, three Annual Operating Plans (AOP) will be developed to determine production numbers, acclimation and fish transfer schedules. Planning typically starts in June and concludes in August. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $86,777
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Annual Report Compose three annual reports for contract periods FY07, FY08, and FY09. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $33,330
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Status Reporting Generate monthly activity reports and distribute to COTR and co-managers between 10/1/2007 and 9/30/2009 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $25,007
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Personnel 1.5 FTE were eliminated during the last 3 three year review period due to flat line allocations $287,833 $296,735 $305,912
Fringe Benefits Insurance, retirement, etc. $166,389 $171,535 $176,840
Supplies Communications, utilities, fisheries chemicals, Vechile mileage, maintenance, contract services, and fish feed $252,262 $260,064 $268,107
Travel Travel to NW Fish Culture Conference, Fish Health, other fish workshops $1,030 $1,062 $1,095
Overhead Current rate = 30.15% $188,000 $193,814 $199,808
Other Major equipment repairs: Rainey wells, pumps, chillers, alarms, etc. $56,150 $57,900 $59,650
Totals $951,664 $981,110 $1,011,412

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$2,944,186
Total Work Element budget$2,944,186

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
Idaho Power Company PS-3 month Tech 1 $17,000 $17,000 $17,000 Cash Under Review
Licenses dollar sales PS-NRS3 and SS $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 Cash Confirmed
Licenses dollar sales PS-Tech 3 and Tech 2, Equipment (semi-tractor) $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 Cash Confirmed
LSRCP PS-Tech 3, (2) Eq. Op. 2, and equipment, 1 semi-tractor, (2) 5000 gallon tankers $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 In-Kind Confirmed
Totals $157,000 $157,000 $157,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$10,426,920 $1,074,941 Fish Health objectives are included in the hatchery M&E project (1990-005-00); however, there is an ongoing discussions to re-allocate fish health funds from the M&E project into the Umatilla Hatchery O&M project.
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
Long-term Operations and Maintenance cost include cleaning the rainey wells, replacing well pumps, chillers. Hatchery power and water alarms need upgrading, and exploring and implementing reuse water technology may reduce the need to for off site rearing (Little White spring Chinook production). Addition capital needs inlcude a shop and hatchery residence.
 
Termination Date Comments
NA
 
Final Deliverables

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Expense
No changes were made to this proposal


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

FY 2007 Budget
$941,664
FY 2008 Budget
$941,664
FY 2009 Budget
$941,664
Total NPCC Rec
$2,824,992
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: See decision memo discussion of the Umatilla subbasin projects.


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

FY 2007 Budget
$941,664
FY 2008 Budget
$941,664
FY 2009 Budget
$941,664
Total NPCC Rec
$2,824,992
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Comments:
NPCC Staff Comments: See decision memo comment

Local or MSRT Comments: Sponsors anticipate an expected decrease in indirect rate. OSPIT recommends reducing the budget $10K from FY07 requested for that expected indirect decrease. FY08 and FY09 have an additional $25K from FY07 which funds the increased fish feed and electri


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: The ISRP concludes that the Umatilla Program is too large and complex for a brief annual review and should receive an intensive overall review of all program elements and the progress that has been made in attaining project objectives (also see ISRP comments on Project 199000500 and on the “Umatilla Initiative” under proposal 198343600).

In general, the Program seems to be well organized but is not reaching its overall adult fish production goals. Release numbers are presented in a table but few data (text only) on adult returns and harvest are provided. Adult return goals have not been met for any of the species, a result of low smolt-to-adult survival. Some adaptive management is indicated in the spring chinook program (reductions). There is insufficient communication of program results and impacts, even if there is a separate M&E project.


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

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: The ISRP concludes that the Umatilla Program is too large and complex for a brief annual review and should receive an intensive overall review of all program elements and the progress that has been made in attaining project objectives (also see comments on Project 199000500).

In general, the Program seems to be well organized but is not reaching its overall adult fish production goals. Release numbers are presented in a table but few data (text only) on adult returns and harvest are provided. Adult return goals have not been met for any of the species, a result of low smolt-to-adult survival. Some adaptive management is indicated in the spring chinook program (reductions). There is insufficient communication of program results and impacts, even if there is a separate M&E project.

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