BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1998 Proposal

Section 1. Summary
Section 2. Goals
Section 3. Background
Section 4. Purpose and methods
Section 5. Planned activities
Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation
Section 7. Relationships
Section 8. Costs and FTE

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Summary

Title of project
Fish Passage Center

BPA project number   9403300

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. Implement specific actions required through ESA, provide data and analysis required for daily, weekly, and monthly fish passage mitigation management decisions. Collect migration data required for ESA measure implementation.

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

 NamePam Kahut, Fiscal Manager
 Mailing address845 S.E. 82nd Dr., Suite 100
Gladstone,, OR 97027-2522

ct numbers below. Note: these contracts do not include cost of PIT tags)USFWS: Snake & Lower Columbia R. hatcheries (#8906500)IDFG: McCall, Rapid R., Pahsimeroi hatcheries (#9602000)ODFW: Lookingglass, Imnaha hatcheries (#8712700)WDFW: Cowlitz Hatchery (#8712700) Cost of PIT Tags only (#9008000): PSMFC-administered Non-federal SMP: PIT Tags onlyNez Perce Tribes: Imnaha River (#9008000)BPA-administered Federal SMP : PIT Tags onlyIDFG: Salmon, Snake R. (#9008000)USFWS: Snake R. & mid-Col. Drainages (#9008000)PSMFC & BPA-administered Hatchery PIT Tag Study: PIT Tags only (#9008000)

Section 2. Goals

Supports a healthy Columbia basin; maintains biological diversity; increases run sizes or populations; adaptive management (research or M&E); program coordination or planning

Target stockLife stageMgmt code (see below)
ChinookJuvenile & adultP, L, W
SteelheadJuvenile & adultP, L, W
SockeyeJuvenile & adultP, L, W
CohoJuvenile & adultP, L, W

Affected stockBenefit or detriment

Section 3. Background

Stream area affected

Hydro project   All of the projects in the Federal system.
Habitat types   Mainstem Columbia and Snake rivers and tributaries and reservoirs.

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. In addition, the FPC was charged with design, analysis, and implementation of the Smolt Monitoring Program. Previous project number: 87-127.

Biological results achieved
Analysis which have been utilized in determining the hydrosystem operation measures. Collect and compile data used in the in season management of the FCRPS and coordination of the regions smolt monitoring program, including Comparative Survival Rate Study of Hatchery PIT Tagged Chinook, long-term consistent migration characteristics data, and management of a regional data base.

Project reports and papers
Annual Reports approved by CBFWA Members, Weekly updates on smolt passage numbers during the passage season, migration characteristics, dissolved gas symptoms, and System Operational Requests provided to Federal operators and regulators; issue specific technical analysis of fish passage; reporting to state water quality agencies.

Adaptive 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. FPC analysis over the years has provided the foundation for several major changes in hydrosystem operations for anadromous fish, such as summer flows and flow targets. Development of data, and analysis as a basis for fish passage mitigation decision path activities.

Section 4. Purpose and methods

Critical uncertainties
Risks are unintended project outcomes, such as damage to other stocks. Critical uncertainties are limited to emergency events which could render facilities inoperable, natural events, or mechanical events that would cause facilities to be inoperable.

Alternative approaches

Justification for planning

Section 5. Planned activities

Phase PlanningStart 12/1/97 End annualSubcontractor
Planning and design of the Smolt Monitoring Program
Phase ImplementationStart 12/1/97 End annualSubcontractor
Data management, analysis, implementation of SMP

Section 6. Outcomes, monitoring and evaluation


Present utilization and convservation potential of target population or area
The entire migration corridor is utilized; the conservation and recovery potential is dependent on adequacy of mitigation measures.

Assumed historic status of utilization and conservation potential

Long term expected utilization and conservation potential for target population or habitat
Recovery of listed stocks and enhancement improvement of non-listed stocks.

Contribution toward long-term goal
Data analysis which will be utilized in the long-term decision path.

Indirect biological or environmental changes
Modification of hydrosystem operations.

Physical products
Historical and real-time fish passage migration characteristics and passage conditions and environmental variables. Daily, weekly, and annual juvenile passage data and migration characteristics provided region-wide as a basis for short and long-term, as well as daily passage management decisions.

Environmental attributes affected by the project
Water temperature, water flow, water spilled in the FCRHS.

Changes assumed or expected for affected environmental attributes
Higher flows and water velocities, lower water temperatures, spill.

Measure of attribute changes

Assessment of effects on project outcomes of critical uncertainty
All data collected and analysis is subject to examinations of assumptions regarding sample rate, sample efficiency, and sample operations.

Information products
Monitoring, evaluation, and decision analysis.

Coordination outcomes
Implementation Team reports, Executive Committee reports, regional distribution of migration characteristics data, 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, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and Bonneville Power Administration.

Provisions to monitor population status or habitat quality
By utilizing final and summary reports and assessing those against mitigation measure implementation, including historical comparisons of migration characteristics. Basin-wide passage monitoring program and smolt-to-adult return analysis.

Data analysis and evaluation
FPC staff and other parties conduct a broad scope of analysis, presented in annual and other reports, and compared with historical data.

Information feed back to management decisions
Daily reporting, weekly reports, daily updates to the FPC Internet home page.

Critical uncertainties affecting project's outcomes

Provision of real time data as a basis for daily passage management decisions, satisfaction of biological monitoring requirements for ESA purposes, provision of reporting requirements, real-time data, weekly reports, and annual reports.

Incorporating new information regarding uncertainties
Review and approval by Salmon Managers.

Increasing public awareness of F&W activities
Public distribution of data and response to specific requests, weekly reports, maintenance of the Internet home page.

Section 7. Relationships

Related BPA projectRelationship
8712700 Non-Federal Smolt Monitoring Program: (see individual agency participants below) Chelan Public Utility District (PUD) key component
8712700 Rock Island Dam key component
8712700 8712700 Idaho Dept. of Fish & Game (IDFG): (A) McCall & Rapid R. Gas & Spill at Clearwater R. Hatcheries key component
8712700 Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW): (A) Lower Granite Dam (B) McNary/Lower Monumental/Hanford (C ) Supplement: Ice Harbor GBT key component
8712700 Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW): (A) Grand Ronde/Imnaha parr/analysis (B) Little Goose Dam (C ) Lower Grande Ronde R. Trap (D) Construction at Grand Ronde Trap key component
8712700 NEZ PERCE TRIBES: Imnaha R. Trap key component
8332300 Smolt Condition & Arrival Timing At Lwr Granite key component BPA-administered Federal SMP Sub-contractors (see individual contract numbers below): Idaho Fish & Game
9602100 8740100 US Geological Survey (formerly NBS) key component
8906500 US Fish & Wildlife Service key component
8401400 National Marine Fisheries Service key component
9008000 BPA-administered Federal SMP : (PIT Tags only) IDFG: Salmon, Snake R. USFWS: Snake R. & mid-Col. Drainages key component
9008000 PSMFC-administered Non-federal SMP: Col. Basin PIT Tag Info. System (Cost of PIT Tags only): Chelan PUD: Rock Island Dam WDFW: McNary/Lower Mon./Hanford Reach ODFW: Lower Grande Ronde R. Trap (#9008000) Nez Perce Tribes: Imn key component
9008000 PSMFC & BPA-administered Hatchery PIT Tag Study: PIT Tags only USFWS: Snake & Lower Columbia hatcheries IDFG: McCall, Rapid R., Pahsimeroi hatcheries ODFW: Lookingglass, Imnaha hatcheries key component
9602000 8906500 PSMFC & BPA-administered: Hatchery PIT Tag Study: (see individual contract numbers below. Note: the se contracts do not include cost of PIT tags) USFWS: Snake & Lower Columbia R. hatcheries IDFG: McCall, Rapid R., Pahsimeroi hatcheries ( key component
Related non-BPA projectRelationship
Smolt Transportation Study: #9204101COE cooperation
NMFS Survival Study: #9302900NMFS cooperation

Section 8. Costs and FTE

1997 Planned  $1,002,500

Future funding needs   Past obligations (incl. 1997 if done)
FY$ Need% Plan % Implement% O and M
FYOther funding sourceAmountIn-kind value
1998NMFS, IDFG,WDFW, ODFW, USFWS $35,567 $7,113 (each) 
1999NMFS, IDFG,WDFW, ODFW, USFWS $37,772 $7,554 (each) 
2000NMFS, IDFG,WDFW, ODFW, USFWS $40,114 $8,022 (each) 
2001NMFS, IDFG,WDFW, ODFW, USFWS $42,601 $8,520 (each) 
2002NMFS, IDFG,WDFW, ODFW, USFWS $45,242 $9,048 (each) 

Other non-financial supporters

Longer term costs   Year 2003: FPC funding: $1,440,194 for continued implementation;Cost-sharing portion: $48,047 (split between 5 agencies = $9,609 each) for continued implementation

The above out-year figures include a proposed 6.2% increase per year .

FY97 overhead percent   15% overhead to PSMFC, contract administrator;.

How does percentage apply to direct costs
These percentages apply to a portion of the total; they are not applied to capital outlay costs.

Contractor FTE   11 staff members at the FPC
Subcontractor FTE   none