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Contract 52139: 2008-307-00 EXP DESCHUTES RIVER SOCKEYE DEVELOPMENT
Project Number:
Title:
Deschutes River Sockeye Development
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Deschutes 100.00%
Contract Number:
52139
Contract Title:
2008-307-00 EXP DESCHUTES RIVER SOCKEYE DEVELOPMENT
Continuation of Contract:
40778: 2008-307-00 EXP DESCHUTES R. SOCKEYE DEVELOPMENT
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The anadromous form of sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka is functionally absent and possibly extinct from the Deschutes River Basin.  Artificial barriers to fish movement including the Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric Project (PRB Project) which was completed in 1964, are among the factors contributing to potential sockeye extinction.  The PRB Project is owned and operated by Portland General Electric Company (PGE), an Oregon corporation, and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO).  In 2005, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted PGE and CTWSRO (the Licensees) a new 50-year operating license (FERC License No. 2030-077).  In 2004, a Settlement Agreement concerning the relicensing of the PRB Project was made by and among the Licensees and 21 other Parties.  The Settlement Agreement includes provisions for a Fish Passage Plan to: 1) establish self-sustaining harvestable anadromous fish runs of Chinook salmon, steelhead and sockeye salmon above the PRB Project; and to 2) provide for safe, timely and effective upstream and downstream fish passage of adult and juvenile life stages of several fish species including sockeye salmon.

The goal of this sockeye development project is to develop and re-establish a self-sustaining, harvestable, anadromous sockeye run(s) above the PRB Project.  The goal is included in the first requirement of the Settlement Agreement and supports requirements of the FERC license.  Goal achievement is a shared responsibility among the CTWSRO, PGE and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) because CTWSRO and PGE are co-licensees and CTWSRO has co-management authority with ODFW regarding fish and wildlife in the Deschutes River Basin.  Within the Deschutes watershed, CTWSRO, PGE and ODFW conduct O. nerka investigations both cooperatively with and independently of one another in the basin and this project like others has been developed to accommodate and support information and data sharing.

Self-sustaining populations of resident O. nerka persist in Lake Billy Chinook (LBC), the Round Butte Dam pool, and Suttle Lake, the historic Deschutes River Basin sockeye nursery lake; and offer an opportunity to restore an anadromous sockeye population.  Smolt-sized fish already attempting to emigrate from these two nursery lakes above the PRB Project will be used to initiate the sockeye run.  Such restoration would focus on preserving or potentially enhancing genetic fitness of these populations.  Completion of fish passage improvements at the PRB Project in 2009 has accommodated testing of fish passage facilities.  Test results will contribute to conclusions regarding sockeye development or re-establishment.

Project study objectives are designed to address some of the needs in the upper Deschutes River Basin for many details of O. nerka ecology and life-history.  Such details are necessary to inform fisheries management decisions and to provide insight to the relative contribution to sockeye salmon run development for LBC and Suttle Lake.  Information needs for LBC and Suttle Lake O. nerka include: genetic data marker analysis to assess population relatedness within the Deschutes River and Columbia River basins; outmigration timing and relative abundance; outmigrant survival to the Selected Water Withdrawal (SWW) facility; population size and age structure; recruitment; growth rates; spawning escapement; spawning distribution; and smolt-to-adult return (SAR) rates.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
03/01/2011
Contract End Date:
02/28/2012
Current Contract Value:
$186,589
Expenditures:
$186,589

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Jul-2019.

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Number:
219430
Task Number:
1
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Assist With Fall Hydroacoustic Survey At Lake Billy Chinook D: 157. Assist With Fall Hydroacoustic Sampling At Lake Billy Chinook 02/28/2012 02/03/2012
Install Smolt Trap At Suttle Lake Outlet In Lake Creek G: 70. Install Smolt Trap At Suttle Lake Outlet In Lake Creek 02/28/2012 06/29/2011
Moniter/Assess Timing & Abundance of O. nerka Outmigrants From Suttle Lake Into Lake Creek H: 157. Moniter/Assess Timing & Abundance Of O. nerka Outmigrants From Suttle Lake Into Lake Creek 06/30/2011 06/22/2011
PIT Tag O. nerka Juveniles From Suttle Lake I: 158. PIT Tag O. nerka Juveniles From Suttle Lake 06/30/2011 06/20/2011
Analyze & Interpret PIT Tagged Fish Data J: 162. Analyze & Interpret PIT Tagged Fish Data 02/28/2012 06/20/2011
Collect Genetic Samples Below Suttle Lake Outlet In Lake Creek K: 157. Collect Genetic Samples Of O. nerka At Suttle Lake 06/30/2011 05/23/2011
Analyze Smolt Trap Data & Genetic Samples L: 162. Analyze Genetics Of O. nerka From Suttle Lake 01/15/2012 10/10/2011
Assist With Floy Tagging O. nerka At Lake Billy Chinook M: 158. Assist With Mark/Tag O. nerka At Lake Billy Chinook 09/15/2011 09/15/2011
O. nerka Spawner Escapement Estimate From Lake Billy Chinook Into Metolius River Basin N: 157. Assist With Recapture (Re-Sight) Of Marked/Tagged O. nerka From Lake Billly Chinook 11/10/2011 11/10/2011
Assist With Collection of O. nerk a Genetic Samples At Lake Billy Chinook O: 157. Assist With Genetic Sample Collection Of O. nerka At Lake Billy Chinook 09/15/2011 09/15/2011
Analyze O. nerka Genetic Samples P: 162. Analyze Genetics Of O. nerka From Lake Billy Chinook 02/28/2012 02/28/2012
Mark/Tag O. nerka Outmigrants From Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook Q: 158. Mark O. nerka Outmigrants For Smolt To Adult Survival Rate Comparison Study 02/28/2012 06/30/2011
Collect Sort Returning Adult O. nerka At Pelton Trap R: 157. Collect Adult O. nerka At Pelton Trap To Compare SAR Rates Between Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook 11/30/2011 11/30/2011
Analyze O. nerka SAR Rates Between Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook S: 162. Analyze O. nerka SAR Rates Between Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook 02/28/2012 02/28/2012
Collect O. nerka Genetic Samples At Pelton Fish Trap T: 157. Collect Genetic Samples Of Returning Adult O. nerka At Pelton Dam Fish Trap 10/31/2011 10/31/2011
Analyze O. nerka Genetic Samples From Pelton Fish Trap U: 162. Analyze Genetics Of Returning O. nerka From Pelton Dam Fish Trap 02/28/2012 02/28/2012
Coordinate Sockeye Reintroduction Plan V: 191. Coordinate On Sockeye Reintroduction Plan 02/28/2012 02/28/2012
Sockeye Reintroduction Plan Complete W: 174. Complete The Sockeye Reintroduction Plan 02/28/2012 02/28/2012
Attach Progress Report In Pisces Y: 132. Submit Progress Report For The Period December 2008 - February 2011 01/15/2012 02/14/2012
Funding Package - Submit Package To COTR Z: 119. Manage Project 12/30/2011 12/20/2011

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka)
  • 1 instance of WE 174 Produce Plan
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 8 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 3 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 7 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA Public Involvement NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 157 Assist With Summer Hyrdoacoustic Sampling At Lake Billy Chinook 03/01/2011
B 162 Analyze & Interpret Summer Hydroacoustic Data 03/01/2011
C 141 Prepare Report From Summer Hydroacoustic Data 03/01/2011
D 157 Assist With Fall Hydroacoustic Sampling At Lake Billy Chinook 03/01/2011
E 162 Analyze & Interpret Fall Hydroacoustic Data 03/01/2011
F 141 Prepare Report From Fall Hydroacoustic Data 03/01/2011
G 70 Install Smolt Trap At Suttle Lake Outlet In Lake Creek 03/01/2011
H 157 Moniter/Assess Timing & Abundance Of O. nerka Outmigrants From Suttle Lake Into Lake Creek 03/01/2011
I 158 PIT Tag O. nerka Juveniles From Suttle Lake 03/01/2011
J 162 Analyze & Interpret PIT Tagged Fish Data 03/01/2011
K 157 Collect Genetic Samples Of O. nerka At Suttle Lake 03/01/2011
L 162 Analyze Genetics Of O. nerka From Suttle Lake 03/01/2011
M 158 Assist With Mark/Tag O. nerka At Lake Billy Chinook 07/11/2011
N 157 Assist With Recapture (Re-Sight) Of Marked/Tagged O. nerka From Lake Billly Chinook 07/11/2011
O 157 Assist With Genetic Sample Collection Of O. nerka At Lake Billy Chinook 07/11/2011
P 162 Analyze Genetics Of O. nerka From Lake Billy Chinook 03/01/2011
Q 158 Mark O. nerka Outmigrants For Smolt To Adult Survival Rate Comparison Study 07/11/2011
R 157 Collect Adult O. nerka At Pelton Trap To Compare SAR Rates Between Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook 07/11/2011
S 162 Analyze O. nerka SAR Rates Between Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook 03/01/2011
T 157 Collect Genetic Samples Of Returning Adult O. nerka At Pelton Dam Fish Trap 03/01/2011
U 162 Analyze Genetics Of Returning O. nerka From Pelton Dam Fish Trap 03/01/2011
V 191 Coordinate On Sockeye Reintroduction Plan 03/01/2011
W 174 Complete The Sockeye Reintroduction Plan 03/01/2011
X 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 03/01/2011
Y 132 Submit Progress Report For The Period December 2008 - February 2011 03/01/2011
Z 119 Manage Project 03/01/2011