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Contract 59584: 1996-020-00 EXP PSMFC CSS COMPONENT FY13
Project Number:
Title:
Comparative Survival Study (CSS)
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Contract Number:
59584
Contract Title:
1996-020-00 EXP PSMFC CSS COMPONENT FY13
Contract Continuation:
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55164: 1996-020-00 EXP PSMFC CSS COMPONENT FY12
  • 63203: 1996-020-00 EXP PSMFC CSS COMPONENT FY14
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The Comparative Survival Rate Study (CSS) is a multi-year program of the fishery agencies and tribes to measure the smolt-to-adult survival rates of hatchery and wild spring/summer Chinook and summer steelhead from representative sites in the Snake, Mid-Columbia, and lower Columbia River basins.  An interagency CSS Oversight Committee oversees the design, execution, and analysis of this study.   The CSS is entering its 16th year of operation.  The CSS participates with state and federal fishery agencies in the PIT-tagging of wild Chinook and steelhead at traps in the Snake River basin above Lower Granite Dam and WDFW in the PIT-tagging of wild Chinook and steelhead at Methow, & Entiat traps and in the Wenatchee River basin.  The CSS participates with state and federal fishery agencies (including the Lower Snake River Compensation Program and Idaho Power Company) in the PIT-tagging of hatchery Chinook and steelhead at hatchery facilities for planned releases into the Snake River basin above Lower Granite Dam.  The CSS coordinates with these agencies and tribal fishery agencies in the pre-assigning of PIT-tagged fish to “Monitor-mode” and “Return-to-River mode” categories.  In addition, wild Chinook and steelhead PIT tagged for other studies in the Snake River basin and upper Columbia River basin (e.g., Yakima, Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow, and Okanogan rivers) and middle Columbia River basin (e.g., Walla Walla, Umatilla, John Day, Deschutes, Hood and Wind rivers) will be utilized whenever possible to meet CSS requirements.  

Smolt-to-adult survival rates for Snake River basin wild and hatchery Chinook and wild steelhead that were transported will be compared with those that migrated in-river to below Bonneville Dam.  Estimates of smolt-to-adult survival rates will be made from Lower Granite Dam back to Lower Granite Dam for Snake River stocks, McNary Dam back to Bonneville Dam for upper Columbia River stocks, and either John Day Dam or Bonneville Dam back to Bonneville Dam for middle Columbia River stocks depending on release location.  When possible, SARs from hatchery as smolt back to the hatchery racks are also generated.  In addition, migration speed and conversion rates will be made for returning adult fish between dams with adult detectors present (e.g., Bonneville, McNary, Ice Harbor, Lower Granite, Priest Rapids, Rock Island and Wells dams).  The returns to the hatchery rack will be adjusted for any sport and tribal harvest to provide an estimate of total return to the hatchery.  These survival rates may be used in the evaluations of smolt mitigation measures such as flow augmentation, spill, and transportation for the recovery of listed salmon stocks.  

For this study, hatchery Chinook are sampled from regular hatchery production and implanted with a PIT (Passive Integrated Transponder) tag, which allows unique identification of each fish.  The wild Chinook and wild steelhead are sampled at tributary traps and also PIT tagged.  Beginning in 2006, the CSS adopted the pre-assignment protocol whereby PIT-tagged fish are randomly assigned to either a “Monitor-Mode” group or “Return-to-River Mode” group prior to release.  Currently, the latter group is the default  PIT-tag action at the collector dams. When PIT tagged study fish arrive at a transportation collector dam and enter the collection/bypass channel during the transportation season, it will be transported along with the untagged fish if in the “Monitor-Mode” group or simply bypassed back to river if in the default action group.  The “Monitor-Mode” PIT-tagged fish directly reflect the untagged fish population experience in passing each collector dam.  The default PIT-tagged fish would reflect a non-transportation management scenario.  A combination of these two groups is used for in-river reach survival estimation with the Cormack-Jolly-Seber capture-recapture method.

The CSS is designed to address the following objectives:  (i) estimate and compare the smolt-to-adult survival rate (SAR) for transported and non-transported wild and hatchery stream type Chinook and Steelhead;  (ii) determine if the overall annual SAR rates are significantly different from the interim SAR hydro goal;  (iii) compare the overall annual SARs of representative stocks from the Snake, Upper Columbia, and Middle Columbia river basins; and (iv) estimate ratios of SARs for transported and inriver migrating smolts as well as in-river survival rates concurrently over a number of years in order to span a wide range of environmental conditions.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
12/01/2012
Contract End Date:
11/30/2013
Current Contract Value:
$345,799
Expenditures:
$345,799

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Jun-2024.

BPA COR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Grant
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Michael Arredondo Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission Yes Contract Manager marredondo@psmfc.org (503) 595-3100
Rossana Callejas Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party rxcallejas@bpa.gov (503) 230-7558
Richard (ODFW) Carmichael Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife No Interested Party richard.w.carmichael@state.or.us (541) 962-3777
Michele DeHart Fish Passage Center No Supervisor mdehart@fpc.org (503) 833-3901
Margaret Filardo Fish Passage Center Yes Interested Party mfilardo@fpc.org (503) 230-4286
James Geiselman Bonneville Power Administration Yes Interested Party jrgeiselman@bpa.gov (503) 230-5732
Tracy Hauser Bonneville Power Administration Yes COR tlhauser@bpa.gov (503) 230-4296
Brian Jonasson Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife No Interested Party brian.c.jonasson@state.or.us (541) 962-3763
Pam Kahut Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission No Administrative Contact pam_kahut@psmfc.org (503) 595-3100
Paul LeBaron Fish Passage Center Yes Administrative Contact plebaron@fpc.org (503) 833-3900
Chris McCarty Fish Passage Center Yes Interested Party cmccarty@fpc.org (503) 833-3900
Donald Rose Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead dlrose@bpa.gov (503) 230-3796
John Skidmore Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver jtskidmore@bpa.gov (503) 230-5494
Jason Sweet Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party jcsweet@bpa.gov (503) 230-3349
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration Yes Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Concluded
ESA applications and permits. A: 165. ESA Permit 01/04/2013 01/04/2013
Trap Installation B: 70. IDFG - Installation of Clearwater River Fish Trap 04/02/2013 04/02/2013
Pit Tag Steelhead & Chinook C: 158. IDFG - PIT Tag steelhead & chinook at Idaho Hatcheries 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
PIT Tag Hatchery Sockeye D: 158. IDFG- PIT Tag Sawtooth hatchery sockeye 08/31/2013 08/31/2013
PIT Tag wild Chinook and Steelhead E: 158. IDFG - PIT Tag Wild Spring Chinook and Wild Steelhead at Clearwater Trap 06/13/2013 06/13/2013
PIT Tag Wild Spring Chinook F: 158. IDFG - PIT Tag Wild Spring Chinook at the Salmon River Trap 06/11/2013 06/11/2013
PIT Tag Wild Spring/Summer Chinook G: 158. IDFG - PIT Tag Wild Spring Chinook at the Snake River Trap 06/13/2013 06/13/2013
PIT Tag Wild Chinook H: 158. IDFG - PIT Tag Wild Spring Chinook at IDFG Upper Tributary traps 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Operate hatcheries & traps I: 157. IDFG - Operate Idaho Hatcheries, Snake, Salmon & Clearwater Traps 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Tagging Status and Adult Return Report Completed by IDFG J: 162. IDFG - Hatcheries mark group data 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Uploading & submission of data K: 159. IDFG - Submit files to PTAGIS database 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
2014 SOW, Budget & financial information L: 119. IDFG - Subcontract Administration 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
PIT Tag hatchery Chinook M: 158. ODFW - PIT tag Chinook at Lookingglass Hatchery 10/08/2013 10/08/2013
Tag Hatchery Steelhead N: 158. ODFW - PIT tag Steelhead at Irrigon Hatchey 06/14/2013 06/14/2013
Collect and tag wild Chinook O: 158. ODFW - PIT tag wild Chinook at Grande Ronde River Traps 06/13/2013 06/13/2013
Monitor and record tag loss & mortality P: 157. ODFW - Monitor/record tag loss & mortality at Lookingglass and Grand Ronde River trap 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Survival Report Completed by ODFW Q: 162. ODFW - Lookingglass Hatchery Migration Survival Data 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Upload files to PTAGIS R: 159. ODFW - Submit Files for Lookingglass and Lower Grande Ronde River Trap to PTAGIS database 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
2014 SOW and Budget, Invoice/financial information S: 119. ODFW - Subcontracts Administration 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Pit Tag Steelhead T: 158. WDFW - PIT Tag Steelhead at the Lyons Ferry Hatchery 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Uploading & submission of data U: 159. WDFW - Submit files to PITAGIS 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Manage hatchery PIT tag data V: 157. WDFW - Lyons Ferry Hatchery PIT tag data 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
WDFW - Lower Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow and Chiwawa River Traps W: 157. WDFW - Lower Wenatchee, Entiat & Methow Chiwawa River Traps PIT data 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
WDFW - PIT tag - Lower Wenatchee River, Entiat, Methow & Chiwawa River Traps X: 158. WDFW - PIT Tag - Lower Wenatchee and Chiwawa River Traps 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Uploading & submission of data Y: 159. WDFW - Submit files to PITAGIS 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Fulfill all administrative tasks with quality products and in a timely manner. Z: 119. WDFW - Subcontracts Administration 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
PIT tag - CTUIR - Lookingglass creek trap AA: 158. CTUIR - PIT Tag - Lookingglass 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Successful Administration of Contract AB: 119. PSMFC & FPC Administration 11/30/2013 11/30/2013
Post FY13 Fish Research Report AD: 141. Fish Research Report - 12/2012 - 11/2013 11/30/2013 11/30/2013

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 4 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 5 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 3 instances of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Fall ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 3 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - All Populations
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 7 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 3 instances of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Snake River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 2 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 ESA Permit 12/01/2012
B 70 IDFG - Installation of Clearwater River Fish Trap 03/07/2013
C 158 IDFG - PIT Tag steelhead & chinook at Idaho Hatcheries 03/07/2013
D 158 IDFG- PIT Tag Sawtooth hatchery sockeye 03/07/2013
E 158 IDFG - PIT Tag Wild Spring Chinook and Wild Steelhead at Clearwater Trap 03/07/2013
F 158 IDFG - PIT Tag Wild Spring Chinook at the Salmon River Trap 03/07/2013
G 158 IDFG - PIT Tag Wild Spring Chinook at the Snake River Trap 03/07/2013
H 158 IDFG - PIT Tag Wild Spring Chinook at IDFG Upper Tributary traps 03/07/2013
I 157 IDFG - Operate Idaho Hatcheries, Snake, Salmon & Clearwater Traps 03/07/2013
J 162 IDFG - Hatcheries mark group data 12/01/2012
K 159 IDFG - Submit files to PTAGIS database 12/01/2012
L 119 IDFG - Subcontract Administration 12/01/2012
M 158 ODFW - PIT tag Chinook at Lookingglass Hatchery 03/07/2013
N 158 ODFW - PIT tag Steelhead at Irrigon Hatchey 03/07/2013
O 158 ODFW - PIT tag wild Chinook at Grande Ronde River Traps 03/07/2013
P 157 ODFW - Monitor/record tag loss & mortality at Lookingglass and Grand Ronde River trap 03/07/2013
Q 162 ODFW - Lookingglass Hatchery Migration Survival Data 12/01/2012
R 159 ODFW - Submit Files for Lookingglass and Lower Grande Ronde River Trap to PTAGIS database 12/01/2012
S 119 ODFW - Subcontracts Administration 12/01/2012
T 158 WDFW - PIT Tag Steelhead at the Lyons Ferry Hatchery 03/07/2013
U 159 WDFW - Submit files to PITAGIS 12/01/2012
V 157 WDFW - Lyons Ferry Hatchery PIT tag data 12/01/2012
W 157 WDFW - Lower Wenatchee, Entiat & Methow Chiwawa River Traps PIT data 03/07/2013
X 158 WDFW - PIT Tag - Lower Wenatchee and Chiwawa River Traps 03/07/2013
Y 159 WDFW - Submit files to PITAGIS 12/01/2012
Z 119 WDFW - Subcontracts Administration 12/01/2012
AA 158 CTUIR - PIT Tag - Lookingglass 03/07/2013
AB 119 PSMFC & FPC Administration 12/01/2012
AC 132 CSS Annual Report 3/3/2013 to 11/30/2013 12/01/2012
AD 141 Fish Research Report - 12/2012 - 11/2013 12/01/2012
AE 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 12/01/2012