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Proposal 199602100: Gas Bubble Disease Research & Monitoring of Juvenile Salmonids

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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 Alec Maule

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199602100
Proposal Name: Gas Bubble Disease Research & Monitoring of Juvenile Salmonids
BPA Project Manager: Tracy Hauser
Agency, Institution or Organization: Columbia River Research Laboratory
Short Description: The States require smolt monitoring for signs of gas bubble disease. We provide training and QA/QC of the monitors with this project.
Information Transfer: We provide 2 or 3 training workshops and an annual report.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Alec Maule USGS, Col. R. Research Lab 5501A Cook-Underwood Rd
Cook, WA 98605
Ph: 509-538-2299 x 239
Fax: 509-538-2843
Email: alec_maule@usgs.gov
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Michele Beeman U.S. Geological Survey Columbia River Research Laboratory, 5501A Cook-Underwood Road
Cook, WA 98605
Ph: 509 538-2299
Fax: 509 538-2843
Email: michele_beeman@usgs.gov
Administrative Contact
DUNS# 025293577 ALC# 14-08-0001
Alec Maule USGS, Col. R. Research Lab 5501A Cook-Underwood Rd
Cook, WA 98605
Ph: 509-538-2299 x 239
Fax: 509-538-2843
Email: alec_maule@usgs.gov
Form Submitter
Project Lead
Technical Contact

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?
45.7580 -121.6360 Little White Salmon River Activities take place at the Columbia River Research Lab Skamania, Washington Little White Salmon Yes

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
All Anadromous Fish

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 We conducted workshops to train smolt monitors to identify signs of gas bubble disease, maintained equipment and supported QA/QC by the Fish Passage Center.
2004 We conducted workshops to train smolt monitors to identify signs of gas bubble disease, maintained equipment and supported QA/QC by the Fish Passage Center.
2003 We conducted workshops to train smolt monitors to identify signs of gas bubble disease, maintained equipment and supported QA/QC by the Fish Passage Center.
2002 We conducted workshops to train smolt monitors to identify signs of gas bubble disease, maintained equipment and supported QA/QC by the Fish Passage Center.
2001 We conducted workshops to train smolt monitors to identify signs of gas bubble disease, maintained equipment and supported QA/QC by the Fish Passage Center.
2000 We conducted workshops to train smolt monitors to identify signs of gas bubble disease, maintained equipment and supported QA/QC by the Fish Passage Center.
1999 Beginning this year, we conducted workshops to train smolt monitors to identify signs of gas bubble disease, maintained equipment and supported QA/QC by the Fish Passage Center.
1998 Completion of depth migration studies of steelhead and chinook salmon smolts confirmed 1997 report that migration depths generally protect emigrants from effects of gas supersaturated water up to 120%.
1997 Juvenile steelhead and chinook salmon implanted with pressure-sensitive radio transmitters The median hourly depths of juvenile steelhead and chinook salmon were 2.5 m and 1.8 m, respectively, ranging from the water surface to 12.6 m.
1996 Based on laboratory studies and field monitoring, it appeared that gas bubble disease was not a threat to migrating juvenile salmonids when total dissolved gas supersaturation was < 120%.

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 198712700 Smolt Monitoring By Non-Feder We provide training and QA/QC support for smolt monitors and maintain equipment used by the monitors

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Maintain equipment needed to monitor fish We store all equipment Once a year have the dissecting microscopes cleaned and repaired (as needed), and insure that other equipment is operable. None As a condition of granting a waiver to allow gas supersaturation in water around Columbia and Snake river dams to exceed 110%, the States require monitoring.We maintain the equipment needed to conduct the monitoring. 3
Provide QA/QC support Members of the FPC conduct QA/QC of SMP monitors. We assist as needed. None As a condition of granting a waiver to allow gas supersaturation in water around Columbia and Snake river dams to exceed 110%, the States require monitoring. We assist in the QA/QC of the monitors. 2
Train SMP and others in GBD signs In 2 or more workshops, SMP employees and others in the region will be trained in the appropriate techniques to non-lethally detect GBD in juvenile salmonids. None As a condition of granting a waiver to allow gas supersaturation in water around Columbia and Snake river dams to exceed 110%, the States require monitoring. We train the monitors. 1

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
Manage and Administer Projects Manage and Administer project Manage and administer completion of project 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $10,631
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Annual Report Annual Report [Work Element Description Not Entered] 7/1/2007 9/30/2009 $13,668
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Produce Status Report Progress Milestone Report for Project [Work Element Description Not Entered] 6/1/2007 7/1/2009 $4,556
Biological Objectives Metrics
No Metrics for this Work Element

Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Gas bubble disease (GBD) detection in juvenile salmonids Train monitors in detection of GBD. Provide QA/QC support. Maintain equipment 10/1/2006 7/1/2009 $47,078
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 0.15 FTE $10,914 $11,460 $12,360
Fringe Benefits [blank] $3,467 $3,640 $3,927
Supplies includes microscope maint. $1,075 $1,125 $1,175
Travel [blank] $790 $790 $790
Overhead [blank] $7,700 $8,066 $8,654
Totals $23,946 $25,081 $26,906

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$75,933
Total Work Element budget$75,933

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
$28,250 $29,665 [Outyear comment field left blank]
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
 
Termination Date Comments
Open The future of this project is completely up to the regional decisions relative to spill and the requirements of the states that emigrants be monitored for signs of GBD.
 
Final Deliverables
Annual workshops to train monitors in detecting GBD and annual reports to BPA

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
$20,954
FY 2008 Budget
$22,143
FY 2009 Budget
$23,718
Total NPCC Rec
$66,815
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:Basinwide
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: Need to revisit prior to expiration of state water quality waivers (review during fall 07). States of Or and Wa require this work.


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

FY 2007 Budget
$17,311
FY 2008 Budget
$17,311
FY 2009 Budget
$17,311
Total NPCC Rec
$51,933
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$23,946
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$25,081
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$26,906
Total MSRT Rec
$75,933
Budget Category:Basinwide
Comments: Need to revisit prior to expiration of state water quality waivers (review during fall 07).

Local or MSRT Comments: This project provides training for GBD technicians throughout the basin. This should probably be a Core function for the Program and likely a UPA project for BPA. Gas bubble monitoring is required to obtain a gas waiver from the states for fish spill.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: Monitoring of smolts for gas bubble disease is an essential activity in the Columbia River basin. This is an ongoing project that has obvious ties to subbasin plans, regional programs, and other research projects. The methods proposed for this project have been employed for many years and are adequate for detecting gas bubble disease. This project has achieved very useful results in the past, and the investigators did a good job of communicating the results in project reports and peer-reviewed publications.


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

Recommendation: Fundable
NPCC Comments: Monitoring of smolts for gas bubble disease is an essential activity in the Columbia River basin. This is an ongoing project that has obvious ties to subbasin plans, regional programs, and other research projects. The methods proposed for this project have been employed for many years and are adequate for detecting gas bubble disease. This project has achieved very useful results in the past, and the investigators did a good job of communicating the results in project reports and peer-reviewed publications.

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