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Contract 62952: 2011-014-00 EXP EVAL STATUS/LIMITING FACTORS OF PACIFIC LAMPREY
Project Number:
Title:
Evaluate Status & Limiting Factors of Pacific Lamprey in the lower Deschutes River, Fifteenmile Creek and Hood River Subbasins
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Gorge Fifteenmile 25.00%
Hood 25.00%
Columbia Plateau Deschutes 50.00%
Contract Number:
62952
Contract Title:
2011-014-00 EXP EVAL STATUS/LIMITING FACTORS OF PACIFIC LAMPREY
Contract Continuation:
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58343: 2011-014-00 EXP PACIFIC LAMPREY - DESCHUTES, FIFTEENMILE & HOOD
  • 67297: 2011-014-00 EXP STATUS & LIMITING FACTORS OF PACIFIC LAMPREY
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Pacific lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) populations throughout the Columbia River Basin (CRB) are in decline.  Multiple reasons for the decline have been identified including passage at mainstem CRB dams and habitat degradation; however, little is known about limiting factors within CRB tributaries.  Declining lamprey populations is of primary concern to the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO) due to their significant cultural and ecological value.  Accordingly, the project intent is to expand knowledge of lamprey populations and factors limiting production in the Deschutes and Hood rivers as well as Fifteenmile Creek subbasins.  The ultimate project goal is to establish, conserve and/or maintain harvestable populations for perpetuity.  

Prior to the project 2002-016-00, little was known about Pacific lamprey in the Deschutes River Subbasin.  To date knowledge of Pacific lamprey in lower Deschutes River Subbasin has been greatly expanded including distribution information (overwintering, spawning, juvenile), abundance in the form of yearly escapement estimates, habitat requirements (adult and juvenile); however, key pieces of information are missing such as primary limiting factors to production and causes for decline in juvenile distribution.  

Seufert Falls (rkm 0.4) on Fifteenmile Creek is an important Pacific lamprey harvest location for CTWSRO tribal members; yet little information is available on their status.  Habitat conditions (e.g., low flows, high water temperatures) in Fifteenmile is likely the largest, in subbasin, factor limiting reproduction.  

Likewise, very little is known about historical or current distribution of Pacific lamprey in the Hood River Subbasin.  Lamprey were once widely distributed throughout the Hood River basin (USFS 1996); however, lack of adequate passage facilities at Powerdale Dam (rkm 7.2) is believed to have eradicated lamprey from areas upstream.  With the removal of Powerdale Dam in summer 2010, we will investigate Pacific lamprey recolonizations upstream of the dam.
This project (2011-014-00) combines projects 2002-016-00 and 2007-007-00.  The contract period is 10/1/2013 - 09/30/2014.  Project objectives are consistent with those identified by the Columbia Basin Pacific Lamprey Technical Work Group (CBPLTWG) and recommended to the Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Authority (CBFWA).
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
10/01/2013
Contract End Date:
09/30/2014
Current Contract Value:
$401,299
Expenditures:
$401,299

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Sep-2020.

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Ensure environmental compliance requirements are complete A: 165. Deschutes, Fifteenmile, Hood - Complete Environmental Compliance Requirements 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Summarize water temperature data (2008-13), compare to developmental stages B: 162. Deschutes River (DR): Summarize water temperature data (2008-13) , compare to developmental stage 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
DR: Collect water temperature data C: 157. DR: 2013-2014 Record tributary water temperatures for lamprey life-history 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Estimate adult lamprey escapement for 2013 D: 162. DR: 2013 Generate Pacific lamprey escapement upstream of Sherars Falls 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Collect data associated with estimating escapement for Pacific lamprey in 2014 E: 157. DR: 2014 Field activities to generate Pacific lamprey escapement estimate upstream of Sherars 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Tag adult lamprey at Sherars Falls F: 158. DR: 2014 Tag lamprey to estimate abundance at Sherars Falls 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Operate HDX arrays in Warm Springs River and Shitike Creek G: 157. DR: Collect data from HDX sites on CTWSRO reservation 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Conduct end of distribution surveys H: 157. DR: End of distribution surveys in Warm Springs River and Shitike Creek watersheds 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Summarize water temperature data (2008-13), compare to developmental stages I: 162. Fifteenmile (FM): Summarize water temperature data (2008-13), compare to developmental stages 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Install LPS J: 184. FM: Install lamprey passage system (LPS) 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Fifteenmile Creek adult Pacific lamprey escapement estimate for summer 2013 K: 162. FM: 2013 Generate lamprey escapement upstream of Cushing Falls 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Conduct mark-recapture to estimate escapement L: 157. FM: 2014 Field activities to generate Pacific lamprey escapement estimate upstream of Cushing 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Tag lamprey M: 158. FM: Tag lamprey for escapement estimates 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Operation of HDX PIT Tag Arrays In Fifteenmile Creek Subbasin N: 157. FM: Collect Movement Data From Fifteenmile PIT Arrays 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Conduct end of distribution surveys O: 157. FM: End of distribution surveys in Mill Creek 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Conduct end of distribution surveys P: 157. FM: Ammocoete density surveys in Mill Creek 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Compile information on potential limiting factors to lamprey production Q: 191. FM: Collect information on potential limiting factors to lamprey production 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Install, operate, maintain and collect data from HDX arrays in the Hood River Subbasin R: 157. Hood River (HR): Collect data from half-duplex site in Hood River 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Analyze distribution & relative abundance data in the Deschutes, Fifteenmile, and Hood subbasins S: 162. DR, FM & HR: Analyze 2012-2013 larval lamprey surveys (end of distribution and abundance) 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Lamprey migration timing and movement patterns in Deschutes, Fifteenmile and Hood subbasins T: 162. DR, FM & HR: Summarize data collected from HDX Arrays 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Enter HDX Tag information into PTAGIS. U: 159. DR, FM, & HR: Enter HDX PIT tag information into PTAGIS 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Participate in regional lamprey research and recovery forums V: 189. DR, FM, & HR: Participate in regional planning and recovery actions for Pacific lamprey 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Lamprey Education and Outreach (E&O) W: 99. DR, FM, & HR Education & Outreach (E&O) 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Attach RM&E CY2013 Technical Report in Pisces X: 132. DR, FM, & HR: RM&E Technical Annual Report for CY2013 09/30/2014 06/30/2014
Submit Funding Package To COTR Z: 119. Manage Project 09/30/2014 09/30/2014

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Lamprey, Pacific (Entosphenus tridentata)
  • 1 instance of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 9 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 6 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Deschutes, Fifteenmile, Hood - Complete Environmental Compliance Requirements 10/01/2013
B 162 Deschutes River (DR): Summarize water temperature data (2008-13) , compare to developmental stage 10/01/2013
C 157 DR: 2013-2014 Record tributary water temperatures for lamprey life-history 08/20/2013
D 162 DR: 2013 Generate Pacific lamprey escapement upstream of Sherars Falls 08/16/2013
E 157 DR: 2014 Field activities to generate Pacific lamprey escapement estimate upstream of Sherars 08/16/2013
F 158 DR: 2014 Tag lamprey to estimate abundance at Sherars Falls 08/16/2013
G 157 DR: Collect data from HDX sites on CTWSRO reservation 08/16/2013
H 157 DR: End of distribution surveys in Warm Springs River and Shitike Creek watersheds 08/16/2013
I 162 Fifteenmile (FM): Summarize water temperature data (2008-13), compare to developmental stages 10/01/2013
J 184 FM: Install lamprey passage system (LPS) 08/20/2013
K 162 FM: 2013 Generate lamprey escapement upstream of Cushing Falls 10/01/2013
L 157 FM: 2014 Field activities to generate Pacific lamprey escapement estimate upstream of Cushing 10/01/2013
M 158 FM: Tag lamprey for escapement estimates 08/16/2013
N 157 FM: Collect Movement Data From Fifteenmile PIT Arrays 08/16/2013
O 157 FM: End of distribution surveys in Mill Creek 08/16/2013
P 157 FM: Ammocoete density surveys in Mill Creek 08/16/2013
Q 191 FM: Collect information on potential limiting factors to lamprey production 10/01/2013
R 157 Hood River (HR): Collect data from half-duplex site in Hood River 08/16/2013
S 162 DR, FM & HR: Analyze 2012-2013 larval lamprey surveys (end of distribution and abundance) 10/01/2013
T 162 DR, FM & HR: Summarize data collected from HDX Arrays 10/01/2013
U 159 DR, FM, & HR: Enter HDX PIT tag information into PTAGIS 10/01/2013
V 189 DR, FM, & HR: Participate in regional planning and recovery actions for Pacific lamprey 10/01/2013
W 99 DR, FM, & HR Education & Outreach (E&O) 10/01/2013
X 132 DR, FM, & HR: RM&E Technical Annual Report for CY2013 10/01/2013
Y 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 10/01/2013
Z 119 Manage Project 10/01/2013