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
Surface Collection and Bypass

BPA project number   5516400

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   RM&EP, Hypothesis B4.1.

NWPPC Program number   5.6A.11, 5.6A.7, 5.6A.9

Short description
Project would attempt to prove/disprove hypothesis that surface collection/bypass is ineffective at increasing passage efficiency and timing at powerhouses and spillways of mainstem dams.

Project start year   1997    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   0

Project development phase   PLANNING

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
The COE is presently studying surface collection/bypass under their Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program: FY96 projects include:

TDA - SCD96(3)-1; SCD96(1)-2; SCD96(3)-3; SCD96(1)-4; SCD96(1)-5
BON - SCB96(3)-1; SCB96(1)-2; SCB96(3)-3
JDA - SCJ96(3)-1; SCJ96(3)-2; SCJ96(1)-3
LGR - LSFR-96-1; SBC-96-1; SBC-96-2

Project history

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications
Results of study could affect volumes and timing of flows and spill needed during the spring/summer migration and need for transportation program; 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 surface collection and bypass systems to improve juvenile 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 effectiveness of surface collector in increasing existing FGE at mainstem dams.

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:

* 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