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Contract 64275: 2008-307-00 EXP DESCHUTES R. SOCKEYE DEVLPMT
Project Number:
Title:
Deschutes River Sockeye Development
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Deschutes 100.00%
Contract Number:
64275
Contract Title:
2008-307-00 EXP DESCHUTES R. SOCKEYE DEVLPMT
Continuation of Contract:
60587: 2008-307-00 EXP DESCHUTES R. SOCKEYE DEVLPMT
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The anadromous form of sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka (O. 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 on the Deschutes River (rkm 161 - 178), 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 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 River subbasin, CTWSRO, PGE and ODFW conduct O. nerka investigations both cooperatively and independently.  This project has been developed to support information and data sharing.

Self-sustaining populations of resident O. nerka persist in the Round Butte Dam pool known as Lake Billy Chinook (LBC).  Additionally, Suttle Lake, the historic Deschutes River Basin sockeye nursery lake in the upper Metolius River Basin, holds a self-sustaining O. nerka population.  The O. nerka populations in each of these lakes offers an opportunity to restore an anadromous sockeye population.  Smolt-sized fish already attempting to emigrate from these two lakes above the PRB Project will be used to re-establish 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 re-establishment.

Project study objectives are designed to address information needs in the Deschutes River Basin for O. nerka ecology and life-history.  Such information will inform fisheries management decisions.  Information needs for LBC and Suttle Lake O. nerka include:

1) Estimate the timing and abundance of O. nerka emigrating from Suttle Lake during springtime using a smolt trap on Lake Creek.
2) Determine relative abundance and path of travel for O. nerka migrating  from Suttle Lake to the Metolius River through Lake Creek braided channels/irrigation diversions during springtime using PIT tag technologies.
3) Estimate the number of O. nerka in LBC during summer and fall using mobile hydroacoustic survey techniques.
4) Estimate the number of resident O. nerka spawning in the Metloius River Basin during fall using mark-recapture population estimate techniques.
5) Determine O. nerka SAR from Suttle Lake and LBC by uniquely marking juvenile outmigrants from each population and collecting returning adults at the Pelton adult fish trap.
6) Determine genetic structure and assess population relatedness of O. nerka in the Deschutes, Metolius and Columbia River Basins.  (CTWSRO personnel will collect O. nerka tissue samples from different age groups and locations at and above the PRB Project.  Genetic analysis will be conducted by geneticists at Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission (CRITFC)).
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
03/01/2014
Contract End Date:
02/28/2015
Current Contract Value:
$142,953
Expenditures:
$142,953

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Apr-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
Documentation & Assistance to Support BPA's Environmental Compliance Group A: 165. Environmental Compliance for Data Collection Activities 2014 - 2015 02/28/2015 03/15/2014
Conduct Summer Hydroacoustic Survey in Lake Billy Chinook B: 157. Conduct Summer Hydroacoustic Survey in Lake Billy Chinook 02/28/2015 07/31/2014
Analyze & Interpret Summer Hydroacoustic Data C: 162. Analyze & Interpret Summer Hydroacoustic Data 02/28/2015 11/14/2014
Conduct Fall Hydroacoustic Survey in Lake Billy Chinook D: 157. Conduct Fall Hydroacoustic Survey in Lake Billy Chinook 02/28/2015 11/20/2014
Analyze & Interpret Fall Hydroacoustic Data E: 162. Analyze & Interpret Fall Hydroacoustic Data 02/28/2015 01/13/2015
Install Smolt Trap at Suttle Lake Outlet in Lake Creek F: 70. Install Smolt Trap at Suttle Lake Outlet in Lake Creek 09/30/2014 07/07/2014
Monitor/Assess Timing & Abundance of O. nerka Outmigrants from Suttle Lake G: 157. Monitor/Assess Timing & Abundance of O. nerka Outmigrants from Suttle Lake 02/28/2015 02/19/2015
PIT Tag O. nerka Outmigrants from Suttle Lake H: 158. PIT Tag O. nerka Outmigrants from Suttle Lake 12/31/2014 06/17/2014
Install Full Duplex PIT Tag Antennae in Lake Creek & Suttle Lake I: 70. Install Full-Duplex PIT Tag Antennae in Lake Creek & Suttle Lake 09/30/2014 09/30/2014
Operate & Maintain Full-Duplex PIT Tag Antenna Arrays in Lake Creek & Suttle Lake J: 157. Collect PIT Tag Data from Antenna Arrays in Lake Creek & Suttle Lake 02/28/2015 12/09/2014
Analyze & Interpret PIT Tagged O. nerka Data K: 162. Analyze & Interpret PIT Tagged O. nerka Data 02/28/2015 02/19/2015
Estimate Abundance of Adfluvial O. nerka from Lake Billy Chinook Entering Metolius River to Spawn L: 157. Estimate Abundance of Adfluvial O. nerka from Lake Billy Chinook Entering Metolius River to Spawn 02/28/2015 11/03/2014
Mark/Tag O. nerka in Lake Billy Chinook M: 158. Mark/Tag O. nerka in Lake Billy Chinook 09/30/2014 09/04/2014
Analyze Mark-Resight Data to Produce Estimate of O. nerka Spawners in Metolius River N: 162. Analyze Mark-Resight Data to Produce Estimate of O. nerka Spawners in Metolius River 02/28/2015 11/03/2014
Collect Returning Adult O. nerka at Pelton Trap O: 157. Collect Adult O. nerka at Pelton Trap to Compare SAR Rates between Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook 02/28/2015 11/28/2014
Analyze Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook O. nerka SAR P: 162. Analyze Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook O. nerka SAR 02/28/2015 02/19/2015
Upload PIT Tag Data to PTAGIS Q: 159. Upload PIT Tag Data to PTAGIS 02/28/2015 02/23/2015
Attach Progress Report in Pisces S: 132. Submit Progress Report for the Period March 2013 - February 2014 02/28/2015 02/19/2015
Funding Package - Submit Package To COTR T: 119. Manage Project 02/28/2015 02/27/2015

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka)
  • 2 instances of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 6 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
  • 5 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA Public Involvement NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Environmental Compliance for Data Collection Activities 2014 - 2015 03/01/2014
B 157 Conduct Summer Hydroacoustic Survey in Lake Billy Chinook 12/05/2013
C 162 Analyze & Interpret Summer Hydroacoustic Data 03/01/2014
D 157 Conduct Fall Hydroacoustic Survey in Lake Billy Chinook 12/05/2013
E 162 Analyze & Interpret Fall Hydroacoustic Data 03/01/2014
F 70 Install Smolt Trap at Suttle Lake Outlet in Lake Creek 12/05/2013
G 157 Monitor/Assess Timing & Abundance of O. nerka Outmigrants from Suttle Lake 12/05/2013
H 158 PIT Tag O. nerka Outmigrants from Suttle Lake 12/05/2013
I 70 Install Full-Duplex PIT Tag Antennae in Lake Creek & Suttle Lake 12/05/2013
J 157 Collect PIT Tag Data from Antenna Arrays in Lake Creek & Suttle Lake 12/05/2013
K 162 Analyze & Interpret PIT Tagged O. nerka Data 03/01/2014
L 157 Estimate Abundance of Adfluvial O. nerka from Lake Billy Chinook Entering Metolius River to Spawn 12/05/2013
M 158 Mark/Tag O. nerka in Lake Billy Chinook 12/05/2013
N 162 Analyze Mark-Resight Data to Produce Estimate of O. nerka Spawners in Metolius River 03/01/2014
O 157 Collect Adult O. nerka at Pelton Trap to Compare SAR Rates between Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook 12/05/2013
P 162 Analyze Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook O. nerka SAR 03/01/2014
Q 159 Upload PIT Tag Data to PTAGIS 03/01/2014
R 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 03/01/2014
S 132 Submit Progress Report for the Period March 2013 - February 2014 03/01/2014
T 119 Manage Project 03/01/2014