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Contract 60524: 2008-503-00 EXP STUDIES TO LIMIT THE ABUND OKA/WEN SOCKEYE
Project Number:
Title:
Studies into Factors Limiting the Abundance of Okanagan and Wenatchee Sockeye Salmon
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Cascade Entiat 1.00%
Methow 1.00%
Okanogan 49.00%
Wenatchee 49.00%
Contract Number:
60524
Contract Title:
2008-503-00 EXP STUDIES TO LIMIT THE ABUND OKA/WEN SOCKEYE
Contract Continuation:
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56277: 2008-503-00 EXP FACTORS LIMITING OKANOGAN & WENATCHEE SOCKEYE
  • 64654: 2008-503-00 EXP FACTORS LIMITING ABUNDANCE OKAN/WENAT SOCKEYE
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
This project seeks to expand our knowledge on the factors limiting production of Okanogan and Wenatchee sockeye salmon stocks.  A primary factor affecting the Okanogan stock is believed to be survival upstream of Wells Dam.  To quantify this mortality, in 2009 this project funded PIT tag detection antennas at Vertical Diversion Structure 3 upstream of Osoyoos Lake (OKC) and in 2010 funded installation of PIT tag detection at Zosel Dam fishways (ZSL).  In 2009-2011 we funded an acoustic tag network upstream of Wells Dam and also acoustically tagged sockeye at Wells Dam.  In 2013 we will maintain the existing PIT tag antennas at OKC and ZSL and also continue with the deployment of the acoustic tag network as well as acoustically tagging sockeye salmon.  We will continue to PIT tag sockeye salmon at Bonneville Dam adult fish facility (as part of another MOA project, Upstream Migration Timing) as well as at the Wells Dam bank fish trap.  Sockeye will also be acoustic tagged aged at Wells Dam and, if conditions suggest sockeye are likely to be adversely affected by high temperatures, temperature tagged.  Between the acoustic and PIT tags, Okanogan sockeye salmon mortality will be partitioned by reach upstream of Wells Dam and we hope to then be able to correlate survival with river and lake conditions, hopefully allowing survival to be increased through better Okanogan River management.  

This project will also standardize smolt abundance estimation methodologies between the two stocks by conducting annual hydroacoustic surveys of Lake Wenatchee to compare with those being conducted in Osoyoos Lake.  We will also conduct monthly limnological surveys of Lake Wenatchee between May and October with the goal estimating smolt carrying capacity.  

In 2013, we will continue a study begun in 2012 of growth patterns of sockeye salmon as reflected in scale patterns. This will begin using scale samples from the 1920's and 1930's that NOAA has identified by stock using genetics and expand to include scale samples collected more recently.  The goal is to look at scale growth over time to estimate differences based on stock composition, abundance, and time.

We plan two new project components in 2013.  The first is to work with Chelan and Grant County Public Utility Districts to fund PIT tagging of at least 1500 juvenile sockeye in the Okanagan Basin to estimate downstream survival and timing. The second is to collect sediment cores from Osoyoos Lake and Lake Wenatchee which will be analyzed in subsequent years to estimate changes in sockeye salmon abundance over the last several hundred years.  This work will be done by Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada and the Okanagan Nation Alliance.  

In 2013 we will not conduct the genetics analysis conducted in 2012 due to the expense of this project component.  

The following subcontractors will be assisting the CRITFC.  Additionally, work elements with which the subcontractor will be assisting on are noted.

ONA:

Work elements B, D, E, F, G, H, I, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T
Colville Tribe:
Work Elements D, F, L, N

Yakama Tribe:
Work elements:  E, H

Biomark:
Work Element J, T
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2013
Contract End Date:
03/31/2014
Current Contract Value:
$209,135
Expenditures:
$209,135

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2022.

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
Ryan Benson Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Interested Party rbenson@syilx.org (250) 490-9779
Richard Bussanich Okanagan Nation Alliance No Interested Party rbussanich@syilx.org (250) 490-9779
Skyeler Folks Okanagan Nation Alliance No Interested Party sfolks@syilx.org (250) 490-9779
Jeffrey Fryer Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) Yes Contract Manager fryj@critfc.org (503) 731-1266
Christine Golightly Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Interested Party golc@critfc.org (503) 731-1288
Douglas Hatch Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Interested Party hatd@critfc.org (503) 731-1263
Melissa Holland Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Interested Party holm@critfc.org (503) 731-1264
Kim Hyatt Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada No Interested Party kim.hyatt@dfo-mpo.gc.ca (250) 756-7217
Denise Kelsey Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Technical Contact keld@critfc.org (503) 731-1280
Jennifer Miller Colville Confederated Tribes No Interested Party jennifer.miller@colvilletribes.com (509) 422-7733
Joe Nowinski Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Technical Contact nowj@critfc.org (503) 238-0667
Christine Petersen Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR chpetersen@bpa.gov (503) 230-4695
Dolores Rodriguez Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Administrative Contact rodd@critfc.org (503) 731-1274
Phillip Roger Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Supervisor rogp@critfc.org (503) 731-1301
Donald Rose Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead dlrose@bpa.gov (503) 230-3796
Jason Sweet Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver jcsweet@bpa.gov (503) 230-3349
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605
John Whiteaker Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Interested Party whij@critfc.org (503) 238-3562


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Ensure environmental compliance requirements are completed. B: 165. Complete environmental compliance requirements 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
Fulfill all administrative tasks with quality products and in a timely manner. C: 119. Project administration 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
An acoustic network in the Okanogan Basin Installed D: 70. Install Okanogan River VEMCO Acoustic Network for detecting adults 07/15/2013 07/01/2013
Wells Dam acoustic, temperature, and PIT tagging completed E: 158. Tag adult sockeye salmon at Wells Dam 08/06/2013 08/08/2013
Collected acoustic tag data F: 157. Collect acoustic tag data 10/28/2013 11/28/2013
Sockeye migration mortality and timing analysis completed G: 162. Sockeye migration mortality and timing (based on acoustic tag and PIT tag data) 03/01/2014 03/31/2014
Osoyoos Lake and Lake Wenatchee smolt abundance data collected H: 157. Collect smolt abundance data from acoustic trawl surveys 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
Over-winter smolt abundance of Okanogan and Wenatchee sockeye salmon data compared I: 162. Compare Wenatchee and Osoyoos Lake hydroacoustic data and estimate Wenatchee smolt capacity 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
Collect PIT tag detection data J: 157. Collect PIT tag detection data from PTAGIS 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
Images of Columbia Basin sockeye scales K: 157. Acquire freshwater and ocean growth data from scale samples. 03/29/2014
Report results P: 161. Share project information 03/31/2014 03/31/2014
2013 progress report plus analysis of 2012 data Q: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period January 2012 to December 2012 01/31/2014
PIT tag approximately 2000 juvenile sockeye salmon R: 158. PIT tag juvenile Okanagan sockeye salmon 05/31/2013 05/07/2013
Analysis of Okanagan juvenile PIT tag data S: 162. Analyze juvenile PIT acoustic tag data 10/31/2013 10/31/2013
PIT Tag detection at McIntyre Dam T: 70. Install floating PIT tag antenna just upstream of McIntyre Dam. 03/31/2014 03/21/2014

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics Customize

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Sockeye (Oncorhynchus nerka) - All Populations
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
Sockeye (O. nerka) - Lake Wenatchee ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Sockeye (O. nerka) - Okanogan River ESU
  • 3 instances of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 3 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 4 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Sockeye (O. nerka) - Snake River ESU (Endangered)
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 04/01/2013
B 165 Complete environmental compliance requirements 04/01/2013
C 119 Project administration 04/01/2013
D 70 Install Okanogan River VEMCO Acoustic Network for detecting adults 04/01/2013
E 158 Tag adult sockeye salmon at Wells Dam 04/01/2013
F 157 Collect acoustic tag data 04/01/2013
G 162 Sockeye migration mortality and timing (based on acoustic tag and PIT tag data) 04/01/2013
H 157 Collect smolt abundance data from acoustic trawl surveys 04/01/2013
I 162 Compare Wenatchee and Osoyoos Lake hydroacoustic data and estimate Wenatchee smolt capacity 04/01/2013
J 157 Collect PIT tag detection data from PTAGIS 04/01/2013
K 157 Acquire freshwater and ocean growth data from scale samples. 04/01/2013
L 70 JSATS network in the Okanogan River 04/01/2013
M 158 JSATS Acoustic tag juvenile sockeye salmon. 04/01/2013
N 157 Collect JSATS acoustic tag data for juvenile sockeye salmon 04/01/2013
O 162 Analyze JSATS acoustic tag data 04/01/2013
P 161 Share project information 04/01/2013
Q 132 Submit Progress Report for the period January 2012 to December 2012 04/01/2013
R 158 PIT tag juvenile Okanagan sockeye salmon 04/01/2013
S 162 Analyze juvenile PIT acoustic tag data 04/01/2013
T 70 Install floating PIT tag antenna just upstream of McIntyre Dam. 04/01/2013