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
Fish Passage Center

BPA project number   9403300

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding

Sponsor type   PSMFC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 NamePam Kahut
 Mailing address45 SE 82nd Drive, Suite 100
Gladstone, OR 97027-2522

BPA technical contact   Alan Ruger, EWI 503/230-5813

Biological opinion ID   NMFS BP RPA 13a

NWPPC Program number   5.1B.1

Short description
Provide regional resource to successfully interface between fishery agencies, Tribes, and FCRPS operators. Analyze and report smolt monitoring data and recommend operations for fish passage.

Project start year   1983    End year   

Start of operation and/or maintenance   

Project development phase   Implementation

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history
The Fish Passage Center (Water Budget Center) was established by the NPPC to design and implement a program to monitor smolt passage through the Columbia River. With this information it was to make recommendations as to how water stored for fish was to be released in order to increase smolt passage at the mainstem dams. Previous project number: 87-127.

Biological results achieved
Collect and compile data used in the in season management of the FCRPS and coordination of the regions smolt monitoring program.

Annual reports and technical papers
Annual Reports approved by CBFWA Members, Weekly updates on smolt passage numbers during the passage season, System Operational Requests provided to Federal operators and regulators.

Management implications
Smolt Monitoring Program design, Annual Reports, Weekly Reports, analysis, System Operational Requests provided to designated persons at the following agencies: Corps of Engineers, National Marine Fisheries Service, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Bonneville Power Administration.

Specific measureable objectives

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
Oversight occurs through PSMFC and the Executive Director and Members of CBFWA and COTR review of invoices and administrative reports.

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
1994: 811,016
1995: 867,617
1996: 882,957
Obligation: 882,957
Authorized: 864,875
Planned: 882,957
1997: 1,082,500
1998: 1,043,000
1999: 1,108,000
2000: 1,177,000
2001: 1,235,850

* 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   Mainstem

Recommendation    Tier 1 - fund

Recommended funding level   $1,082,500

BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget)   $1,002,500