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
Yakima Hatchery - Construction

BPA project number   8811500

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding

Sponsor type   Placeholder

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 NameContractor to be selected by BPA
 Mailing address

BPA technical contact   Jeff Gislason, EWN 503/230-3594

Biological opinion ID   None

NWPPC Program number   7.4K.1

Short description
This project holds capital expenses for construction of the upper Yakima River spring chinook hatchery at Cle Elum, Washington, and three satellite acclimation facilities in the upper Yakima River Basin. The project also holds hatchery O&M expenses in RPA 1501.

Project start year   1996    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   1999

Project development phase   Implementation

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
90-69 (hatchery design), 88-120, 95-62, 95-63, and 95-64 (project planning, coordination, management, research, and monitoring and evaluation)

Project history
Project will be started to construct hatchery facilities in response to Program measure 7.4K.1. A Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Yakima Fisheries Project has been completed, and a Record of Decision (ROD) to proceed with hatchery construction was signed by BPA on March 13, 1996. BPA began construction contractor solicitation upon completion of the ROD. Construction of the Cle Elum central outplanting facility is expected to begin May 1996.

Biological results achieved
Upper Yakima River spring chinook

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications
The project responds directly to a need for knowledge of viable means to rebuild and maintain naturally spawning anadromous fish stocks. BPA and the project managers seek knowledge about how resource managers can use the strategy of supplementation in their efforts to protect and mitigate for the impacts on stocks of anadromous fish in the Yakima River Basin.

Specific measureable objectives
Construct, operate, and maintain upper Yakima River spring chinook salmon production facilities in order to conduct research activities designed to increase knowledge of supplementation techniques. These techniques would be applied to rebuild naturally spawning anadromous fish stocks in the Yakima River Basin, and, ultimately, to rebuild those throughout the Columbia River Basin.

Testable hypothesis

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints


Brief schedule of activities
1997: Complete construction of Cle Elum central outplanting facility March 1997; begin broodstock collection spring 1997. Design acclimation facilities.
1998: Rear Brood Year (BY) 1997 juveniles at Cle Elum; continue broodstock collection. Construct three acclimation facilites in the upper Yakima River Basin.
1999: Acclimate BY 1997 fish and release into upper Yakima River. Rear BY 1998 juveniles at Cle Elum.

Biological need
There is need for more knowledge of supplementation techniques and for mitgation for anadromous fish losses.

Critical uncertainties
Critical uncertainties are contained in the Final EIS for the Yakima Fisheries Project (BPA 1996)

Summary of expected outcome
Annual production of 810,000 upper Yakima spring chinook smolts. Knowledge of supplementation techniques needed to rebuild anadromous fish runs..

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
NEPA completed 3/96.

Risk analysis is contained in the Final EIS for the Yakima Fisheries Project (BPA 1996)

Monitoring activity
Monitoring and evaluation will be accomplished by Project 95-63, Yakima/Klickitat Monitoring and Evaluation Program.

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) Obligation: 0
Authorized: 1,174,000
Planned: 13,900,000
1997: 700,000
1998: 3,700,000
1999: 800,000
2000: 500,000
2001: 500,000

* 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   Bonneville Dam - Priest Rapids Dam

Recommendation    Tier 1 - fund

Recommended funding level   $700,000

BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget)   $8,300,000