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Contract 36374: 200203200 EXP USFWS SNAKE R FALL CHIN LIFE HISTORY INVESTIGATIONS
Project Number:
Title:
Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon Life History Investigations
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Contract Number:
36374
Contract Title:
200203200 EXP USFWS SNAKE R FALL CHIN LIFE HISTORY INVESTIGATIONS
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
This project will be conducted by the US Geological Survey (USGS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and the University of Washington (UW). The goal of this project is to provide empirical data and analyses on the dam passage timing, travel rate, survival, and life history variation of fall Chinook salmon juveniles passing downstream in the four lower Snake River reservoirs from spring to winter.  The lack of this information has made it difficult to plan and evaluate aspects of hydrosystem operation including transportation and the timing and location of summer spill.  We propose to use radio telemetry, acoustic telemetry, and PIT tags to study migratory behavior, survival, and life history.  Subyearling fall Chinook salmon will be collected and tagged monthly from May through November in Snake and Clearwater rivers.  We will use radio telemetry to collect migration behavior and passage timing information.  We will use acoustic telemetry to measure survival and determine where and when fall Chinook salmon juveniles stop migrating and begin to exhibit the reservoir-type life history.  We will collect water velocity and temperature information throughout the reservoirs and use hydrodynamic modeling to characterize the environmental conditions where fish are located.  This will be done by linking observed patterns in juvenile fall Chinook salmon behavior with hydraulic data.  We will use a statistical approach to estimate survival of subyearling fall Chinook salmon that exhibit a reservoir life history.  Previously this has not been possible.  The results from this study will assist fish managers in making informed decisions about operating the hydrosystem, including issues associated with juvenile transportation and summer spill.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2008
Contract End Date:
03/31/2009
Current Contract Value:
$56,282
Expenditures:
$56,282

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 29-Feb-2020.

BPA CO:
BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Brian Bellgraph Pacific Northwest National Laboratory No Interested Party brian.bellgraph@pnnl.gov (509) 371-7185
Howard Burge US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) No Supervisor howard_burge@fws.gov (208) 476-7242
William Connor US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Yes Contract Manager william_connor@fws.gov (208) 476-2242
Deborah Docherty Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR dldocherty@bpa.gov (503) 230-4458
David Geist Pacific Northwest National Laboratory No Interested Party david.geist@pnnl.gov (509) 371-7165
Joan George US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) No Administrative Contact joan_george@fws.gov (208) 476-2223
Paul Krueger Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver pqkrueger@bpa.gov (503) 230-5723
Geoffrey (PNL) McMichael Pacific Northwest National Laboratory No Interested Party geoffrey.mcmichael@pnl.gov (509) 372-0874
Khanida Mote Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kpmote@bpa.gov (503) 230-4599
Craig Scanlan University of Washington No Interested Party cpscan@uw.edu (206) 685-1995
John Skalski University of Washington No Interested Party skalski@uw.edu (206) 616-4851
John Sneva Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) No Interested Party snevajgs@dfw.wa.gov (360) 902-2762
Kenneth Tiffan US Geological Survey (USGS) Yes Interested Party ken_tiffan@usgs.gov (509) 538-2972
Richard Townsend University of Washington No Interested Party rich@u.washington.edu (206) 616-7492
Nancy Weintraub Bonneville Power Administration No Env. Compliance Lead nhweintraub@bpa.gov (503) 230-5373


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Ensure environmental compliance requirements are complete A: 165. Complete environmental compliance requirements 03/31/2009 03/30/2009
Install radio telemetry detection equipment B: 70. Install radio telemetry detection equipment 05/01/2008 05/01/2008
Obtain, tag, and release subyearlings with radio and PIT tags C: 158. Obtain and release tagged subyearlings 10/17/2008 10/17/2008
PIT-tag data uploaded to PITAGIS D: 157. Upload PIT-tag data 10/31/2008 10/31/2008
Monitor fish movement with fixed gear E: 157. Monitor fish movement with fixed gear 11/28/2008 11/28/2008
Monitor fish movement with mobile tracking F: 157. Monitor fish movement with mobile tracking 11/28/2008 11/28/2008
Management briefings G: 161. Brief managers and others 03/31/2009 03/30/2009
Complete all project management and administrative activities for contract I: 119. Contract and project management for 2002-032-00 03/31/2009 03/30/2009

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Fall ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Complete environmental compliance requirements 02/09/2007
B 70 Install radio telemetry detection equipment 02/09/2007
C 158 Obtain and release tagged subyearlings 04/04/2008
D 157 Upload PIT-tag data 02/09/2007
E 157 Monitor fish movement with fixed gear 02/09/2007
F 157 Monitor fish movement with mobile tracking 02/09/2007
G 161 Brief managers and others 02/09/2007
H 132 Submit Progress Report chapter to USGS for the period Apr 2007 to Mar 2008 02/09/2007
I 119 Contract and project management for 2002-032-00 02/09/2007
J 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/09/2007