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Contract 62338: 1994-043-00 EXP LAKE ROOSEVELT DATA COLLECTION
Project Number:
Title:
Lake Roosevelt Data Collection
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Intermountain Columbia Upper 100.00%
Contract Number:
62338
Contract Title:
1994-043-00 EXP LAKE ROOSEVELT DATA COLLECTION
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
In 1939, construction of Grand Coulee Dam blocked anadromous fish from 1,835 linear stream kilometers of spawning and rearing habitat in the upper Columbia River, causing the extinction of upper Columbia River Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshwaytscha), coho (O. kisutch), sockeye (O. nerka), and steelhead (O. mykiss).  Collectively, these fish accounted for approximately 1.1 million adult migrants to the upper Columbia River annually (Scholz et al. 1985).  The completion of Grand Coulee Dam also altered the natural ecology of the area by inundating about 243 river km of the upper Columbia River, creating Franklin D. Roosevelt reservoir.  Inundation of the upper Columbia River and subsequent hydro-operations changed the system from a river to a lentic habitat, leading to resident fish extinctions of redband, cutthroat, and bull trout (Bryant and Parkhurst 1950; Earnest et al. 1966).  The loss of wild, indigenous anadromous and resident fishes combined with major environmental changes resulted in a substantial ecosystem perturbation to the upper Columbia River.  

In the 1980’s, the stakeholders around Lake Roosevelt began requesting a return of a fishery in the reservoir, and began their campaign by starting up the volunteer net pen project.  Today, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Spokane Tribe of Indians (STOI), Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT), and Lake Roosevelt Development Association/Volunteer Net Pen Project are cooperating in a comprehensive artificial production program to produce kokanee salmon and rainbow trout for annual release into the reservoir.  The Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program was developed to assess the effect of the supplementation program on native resident fish and the ecology of the reservoir, and to assess the effect of hydro-operations on the artificial production program, the native fishery, and the Lake Roosevelt ecology as a whole.

The Evaluation Program’s primary objectives are to monitor and evaluate the performance of the Lake Roosevelt artificial production program and to assess the impact of reservoir operations on the fishery and ecology of Lake Roosevelt.  

FY2013 Work:

Limnology and Fisheries Monitoring:  We plan to complete water quality, chlorophyll and zooplankton community surveys to monitor physical, chemical and population indices for lower trophic levels.  Through fish surveys, we plan to collect fish length, weight, identifying markings, origin, species, and diet data to assess wild and hatchery fish population status and age structure, fish condition and growth, production, habitat use, and predation effects.  The primary purpose of these activities is to measure shifts in fish community structure, identify changes in growth rates of fish, and determine fish feeding behaviors.  This data will assist managers in determining whether hatchery fish are interacting with wild fish, if growth has changed over time, and whether food is limiting.  Understanding long-term changes potentially provides insight into how the fish community is evolving.  The information will be used to create informed recommendations regarding hatchery stocking strategies, fish regulations and other management decisions to minimize impacts to wild fish and lower trophic levels while maximizing the success of the hatchery program.   We also plan to estimate population size, age, health and habitat use of predators with tested walleye indexing techniques (Fall Walleye Index Netting-FWIN), and to begin initial steps towards assessing redband trout populations in Lake Roosevelt and the upper Columbia River.

Creel:  We will assess recruitment to the fishery using a reservoir-wide creel.  One of the primary objectives will be to monitor wild and hatchery rainbow trout and kokanee.  Walleye and smallmouth bass are also monitored due to their potential impacts to the artificial production program and to the wild fishery.  Indices that will be calculated include: annual harvest, catch rates, the economic value of the fishery, the number of wild and hatchery origin fish harvested, and growth and size of fish harvested.  Creel survey protocols were re-designed in 2005.  A secondary review of the revised protocol was started in 2010 and will be continued in 2012 using a creel-specialist biostatistician.  The objective is to further refine both the creel analysis program and the design and protocols for creel data collection based on the assessment of the effectiveness of the survey design.

Fall Kokanee Collection:  We plan to collect hatchery kokanee eggs and milt from an adult weir trap placed below Hawk Creek falls.  Fish/eggs will be transferred to the Spokane Tribal Hatchery where fish will be spawned and eggs incubated and fish raised for a subsequent yearling release back into Lake Roosevelt.  Collection of returning kokanee will assist managers with enhancing hatchery kokanee production on Lake Roosevelt.

Acoustic Kokanee Study:  We plan to finish data collected from temperature and depth sensitive acoustic transmitters inserted into kokanee to determine their seasonal habitat use.  We will be able to determine whether kokanee make diel migrations into warm sub-optimal temperatures to feed on zooplankton in the photic zone, the location, duration and extent of vertical migrations into sub-optimal water temperatures and potentially to identify unknown areas of thermal refuge utilized by kokanee during the critical summer months.  Additionally we will be acoustic tagging and tracking hatchery kokanee to assess micro habitat use six months after the May release.  If the yearling kokanee stay in localized areas after release, then micro fisheries can be setup through the lower sections of the reservoir, where kokanee are traditionally found in the summer months, presumably due to more favorable conditions for kokanee survival and growth.

Upper Columbia River Trap Studies:  We plan to assess the presence, proportion of the wild population, and genetic "purity" of the redband trout stocks in the Kettle River,

Public Outreach and Coordination:  We also plan to continue public outreach and coordination efforts through the Kettle Falls Water Festival and the Lake Roosevelt Student Discovery Week.  In September 2012 and May 2013 we plan to participate in outdoor events teaching students about invertebrates, pollution, the environment and Lake Roosevelt.  Coordination will remain a critical component of the Evaluation Program in order to foster interaction and communication between Lake Roosevelt co-managers, researchers, the net pen coordinator, and hatchery managers and personnel.  We will organize and/or participate in LRFEP meetings, Lake Roosevelt Management Team meetings, Lake Roosevelt Hatchery Coordination Team meetings and other fisheries forums and meetings necessary to the successful implementation of the program.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
08/01/2013
Contract End Date:
07/31/2014
Current Contract Value:
$1,293,773
Expenditures:
$1,293,773

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2020.

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Contract Contractor:
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
Carol Evans Spokane Tribe No Administrative Contact carole@spokanetribe.com (509) 458-6504
Jeanne Flett Spokane Tribe No Administrative Contact jeannef@spokanetribe.com (509) 458-6560
Edward Gresh Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead esgresh@bpa.gov (503) 230-5756
B.J. Kieffer Spokane Tribe No Supervisor bjk@spokanetribe.com (509) 626-4427
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Carlos Matthew Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR cjmatthew@bpa.gov (503) 230-3418
Brent Nichols Spokane Tribe Yes Contract Manager bnichols@spokanetribe.com (509) 244-7031x200
Kristi Van Leuven Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer kjvleuven@bpa.gov (503) 230-3605


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Complete BPA Environmental Compliance/Permitting Processes A: 165. Complete BPA Environmental Compliance/Permitting Processes 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Submit 2010 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2010 (STOI) B: 132. Submit 2010 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2010 (STOI) 02/28/2014 02/28/2014
Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2011 (STOI) C: 132. Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2011 (STOI) 06/16/2014
Submit 2012/2013 Progress Report for the period Jan 2012-Dec 2013 (STOI) D: 132. Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Jan 2012-Dec 2013 (STOI) 07/31/2014
Submit 2010 Progress Report for the period Aug 2010 - July 2011 (WDFW) E: 132. Submit 2010 Progress Report for the period Aug 10 - July 2011 (WDFW) 02/28/2014 02/28/2014
Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Aug 2011 - July 2012 (WDFW) F: 132. Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Aug 11 - July 2012 (WDFW) 02/28/2014 02/28/2014
Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Aug 2012 - July 2013 (WDFW) G: 132. Submit 2012 Progress Report for the period Aug 12- July 2013 (WDFW) 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2011 (EWU) H: 132. Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2011 (EWU) 02/28/2014 02/28/2014
Submit 2012 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2012 (EWU) I: 132. Submit 2012 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2012 (EWU) 02/28/2014 02/28/2014
Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2013 (EWU) J: 132. Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2013 (EWU) 06/30/2014
Install/Monitor Hawk Creek Trap (STOI) K: 70. Install Fish Trap for Hawk Creek (STOI) 01/31/2014 01/31/2014
Participate in Lake Roosevelt outreach activities (Student Discovery/Water Festival; STOI) L: 99. Lake Roosevelt Public Outreach Activities (STOI) 05/31/2014 05/12/2014
Manage and Administer Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program M: 119. Manage and Administer Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Data Analysis for Lake Roosevelt Fish Evaluation Program reports (All) N: 162. Analysis of Fisheries, Limnological Data Collected for Annual Reports. 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Disseminate data to Lake Roosevelt fisheries managers and in scientific and public forums. O: 161. Disseminate Data to Co-Managers and through Scientific and Public Forums (All) 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Conduct Kettle River Fish Monitoring (WDFW) P: 157. Conduct Kettle River Fish Monitoring (WDFW) 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Fall Walleye Index Netting to Assess Piscivores in Lake Roosevelt. Q: 157. Conduct Fall Walleye Index Netting (FWIN) on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, CCT, WDFW) 07/31/2014 12/20/2013
Water Quality/Limnological Assessments in Lake Roosevelt R: 157. Conduct Water Quality and Limnology Assessments on Lake Roosevelt (STOI) 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Fish Community Monitoring in Lake Roosevelt S: 157. Conduct Fish Community Monitoring on Lake Roosevelt (STOI) 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Creel Assessment of the Lake Roosevelt Fishery (All) T: 157. Conduct Creel on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, CCT, WDFW) 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program Kokanee Monitoring (STOI, EWU) U: 157. Conduct Fall Fisheries Monitoring for Kokanee on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, EWU) 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Acoustic Assessment for Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program (EWU) V: 157. Conduct Acoustic Telemetry Assessments in Lake Roosevelt (EWU) 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Mark Redband Rainbow Trout with Acoustic Tags W: 158. Acoustic Tag Redband Trout 07/31/2014 07/31/2014
Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Journal Article/Report Manuscript X: 183. Complete a Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Journal Article/Report Manuscript 07/31/2014
Produce Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Report / Management Plan Z: 141. Produce Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Report / Management Plan 07/31/2014

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Burbot (Lota lota)
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 6 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 1 instance of WE 183 Produce Journal Article
  • 4 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Interior Redband (O. mykiss gairdnerii)
  • 4 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
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) [OBSOLETE]
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Whitefish, Mountain (Prosopium williamsoni)
  • 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 165 Complete BPA Environmental Compliance/Permitting Processes 08/01/2013
B 132 Submit 2010 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2010 (STOI) 08/01/2013
C 132 Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2011 (STOI) 08/01/2013
D 132 Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Jan 2012-Dec 2013 (STOI) 08/01/2013
E 132 Submit 2010 Progress Report for the period Aug 10 - July 2011 (WDFW) 08/01/2013
F 132 Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Aug 11 - July 2012 (WDFW) 08/01/2013
G 132 Submit 2012 Progress Report for the period Aug 12- July 2013 (WDFW) 08/01/2013
H 132 Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2011 (EWU) 08/01/2013
I 132 Submit 2012 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2012 (EWU) 08/01/2013
J 132 Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2013 (EWU) 08/01/2013
K 70 Install Fish Trap for Hawk Creek (STOI) 08/01/2013
L 99 Lake Roosevelt Public Outreach Activities (STOI) 08/01/2013
M 119 Manage and Administer Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program 08/01/2013
N 162 Analysis of Fisheries, Limnological Data Collected for Annual Reports. 08/01/2013
O 161 Disseminate Data to Co-Managers and through Scientific and Public Forums (All) 08/01/2013
P 157 Conduct Kettle River Fish Monitoring (WDFW) 08/01/2013
Q 157 Conduct Fall Walleye Index Netting (FWIN) on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, CCT, WDFW) 08/01/2013
R 157 Conduct Water Quality and Limnology Assessments on Lake Roosevelt (STOI) 08/01/2013
S 157 Conduct Fish Community Monitoring on Lake Roosevelt (STOI) 08/01/2013
T 157 Conduct Creel on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, CCT, WDFW) 08/01/2013
U 157 Conduct Fall Fisheries Monitoring for Kokanee on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, EWU) 08/01/2013
V 157 Conduct Acoustic Telemetry Assessments in Lake Roosevelt (EWU) 08/01/2013
W 158 Acoustic Tag Redband Trout 08/01/2013
X 183 Complete a Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Journal Article/Report Manuscript 08/01/2013
Y 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 08/01/2013
Z 141 Produce Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Report / Management Plan 08/01/2013