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
Pulsed River Flows

BPA project number   5516100

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 B3.2.

NWPPC Program number   5.0F.8

Short description
Project would attempt to prove/disprove hypothesis that pulsed river flows do not increase survival and speed of smolt passage.

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
Results of study could affect volumes and timing of flows needed during the spring/summer migration; this in turn could affect amount and timing of availability of power from the hydrosystem. . In addition, the results of this study should clearly either support or counter the use of flow augmentation to improve juvnenile salmon survival, thereby directing the use of available funds to those measures that are truly improving the survival of listed stocks.

Specific measureable objectives
Determine if pulsing at projects encourages entry rate of smolts into passage routes. Assess propensity of smolts to hold in the forebays through radio tracking. Determine if pulsing can stimulate and sustain more rapid migration of smolts through the migration corridor.

Testable hypothesis

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints


Brief schedule of activities

Biological need

Critical uncertainties

Summary of expected outcome

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: 500,000
1998: 300,000
1999: 300,000
2000: 300,000
2001: 300,000

* 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   $500,000