BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

Title of project
Relationship of Irrigation Ditch Segment to Juvenile Salmon Survival

BPA project number   5514900

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding

Sponsor type   Placeholder

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 Mailing address

BPA technical contact   ,

Biological opinion ID   Research M&E Program, Hypothesis A.4.

NWPPC Program number   

Short description
Establish relationship between use of irrigation ditches and juvenile survival salmon survival.

Project start year   1997    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   0

Project development phase   

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications

Specific measureable objectives

Testable hypothesis
Hypothesis a.4: habitat quantity and quality for rearing spring/summer chinook salmon cannot be enhanced by increased availability of irrigation ditch segments.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints


Brief schedule of activities

Biological need
Salmon juveniles enter irrigation ditches when screens are removed, inoperative, or at outflow/return points. There is a need to know the extent of the use, and if the ditches can be managed for rearing habitat.

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome
Use and quality of irrigation ditches for juvenile salmn rearing, and likelyhood of their use as year round rearing habitat.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation


Monitoring activity

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
(none) New project - no FY96 data available 1997: 400,000

* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   System Policy

Recommendation    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level   $400,000