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Contract 64654: 2008-503-00 EXP FACTORS LIMITING ABUNDANCE OKAN/WENAT 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:
64654
Contract Title:
2008-503-00 EXP FACTORS LIMITING ABUNDANCE OKAN/WENAT SOCKEYE
Contract Continuation:
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60524: 2008-503-00 EXP STUDIES TO LIMIT THE ABUND OKA/WEN SOCKEYE
  • 68572: 2008-503-00 EXP UPPER COLUMBIA SOCKEYE STUDIES
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 2009-2013 we funded an acoustic tag network upstream of Wells Dam and also acoustically tagged sockeye at Wells Dam. We also commenced PIT tagging of juvenile sockeye salmon in 2012 (with the mid-Columbia Public Utility Districts picking up much of the PIT tagging work in 2013.)   In 2014 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 and provide PIT tags for Okanogan juvenile sockeye tagging.  Sockeye will also be acoustic tagged at Wells Damd.  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  is also standardizing 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, begun by this project in 2013, of Lake Wenatchee between May and October with the goal estimating smolt carrying capacity.  

In 2014, we will continue a study 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 one new project components in 2014 (deferred from 2013) which 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 simultaneously with a similar project for Skaha and Okanagan lakes funded by the public utility districts.  Work will be overseen by a work group with representatives from DFO, ONA, the PUDs, and CRITFC through Dr. John Smol of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.  

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

ONA:

Work elements D, E, F, H, I, L, M, N, O
Colville Tribe:
Work Elements D, E, F, P, Q

Yakama Tribe:
Work elements:  E, H

Biomark:
Work Element J
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2014
Contract End Date:
04/30/2015
Current Contract Value:
$218,293
Expenditures:
$218,293

* 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 Supervisor 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
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
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
Zachary Penney Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Supervisor zpenney@critfc.org (503) 731-1301
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
Donald Rose Bonneville Power Administration Yes Interested Party dlrose@bpa.gov (503) 230-3796
Jennifer Snyder Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead jasnyder@bpa.gov (503) 230-4187
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 03/31/2015 03/31/2015
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products C: 119. Project administration 04/30/2015 03/31/2015
An acoustic network in the Okanogan Basin Installed D: 70. Install Okanogan River VEMCO Acoustic Network for detecting adults 07/18/2014 07/07/2014
Wells Dam acoustic, temperature, and PIT tagging completed-NEEDS WORK E: 158. Tag adult sockeye salmon at Wells Dam 08/13/2014 08/13/2014
Collected acoustic tag data F: 157. Collect acoustic tag data 03/31/2015 03/31/2015
Sockeye migration mortality and timing analysis completed G: 162. Sockeye migration mortality and timing (based on acoustic tag and PIT tag data) 03/31/2015 03/31/2015
Osoyoos Lake and Lake Wenatchee smolt abundance data collected H: 157. Collect smolt abundance data from acoustic trawl surveys 03/31/2015 03/31/2015
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 03/31/2015 03/31/2015
Collect PIT tag detection data J: 157. Collect PIT tag detection data from PTAGIS 03/31/2015 03/31/2015
Images of Columbia Basin sockeye scales K: 157. Acquire freshwater and ocean growth data from scale samples. 03/31/2015 03/31/2015
Report results L: 161. Share project information 03/31/2015 03/31/2015
2014 progress report plus summary analysis of 2013 data M: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period January 2013 to December 2013 04/24/2015 04/24/2015
PIT tag approximately 4000 juvenile sockeye salmon N: 158. PIT tag juvenile Okanagan sockeye salmon 03/31/2015 03/31/2015
Analysis of Okanagan juvenile PIT tag data O: 162. Analyze juvenile PIT tag data 03/31/2015 03/31/2015
Cores from Lake Wenatchee and Osoyoos Lake for subsequent paleolimnological analysis P: 157. Collect cores from Lake Wenatchee and Osoyoos Lake for analysis using paleolimnology 10/01/2014 03/31/2015
Preliminary Analysis of Wenatchee and Osoyoos paleolimnological cores Q: 162. Preliminary analysis of Wenatchee and Osoyoos paleolimnological cores 03/31/2015 03/31/2015
Installation of an experimental floating PIT tag antenna at Zosel Dam R: 70. (NEW WE) Installation of an experimental floating PIT tag antenna at Zosel Dam 04/30/2015 04/02/2015
Installation of an experimental PIT tag antenna at on spillway at McIntyre Dam S: 70. (NEW WE) Installation an experimental PIT tag antenna at on spillway at McIntyre Dam 04/30/2015 04/01/2015
Upgrade PIT tag antenna at Skaha Dam fish ladder T: 70. (NEW WE) Upgrade PIT tag antenna at Skaha Dam fish ladder 04/30/2015 04/02/2015

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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
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Sockeye (O. nerka) - Okanogan River ESU
  • 4 instances of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 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 04/01/2014
B 165 Complete environmental compliance requirements 04/01/2014
C 119 Project administration 04/01/2014
D 70 Install Okanogan River VEMCO Acoustic Network for detecting adults 04/01/2014
E 158 Tag adult sockeye salmon at Wells Dam 04/01/2014
F 157 Collect acoustic tag data 04/01/2014
G 162 Sockeye migration mortality and timing (based on acoustic tag and PIT tag data) 04/01/2014
H 157 Collect smolt abundance data from acoustic trawl surveys 04/01/2014
I 162 Compare Wenatchee and Osoyoos Lake hydroacoustic data and estimate Wenatchee smolt capacity 04/01/2014
J 157 Collect PIT tag detection data from PTAGIS 04/01/2014
K 157 Acquire freshwater and ocean growth data from scale samples. 04/01/2014
L 161 Share project information 04/01/2014
M 132 Submit Progress Report for the period January 2013 to December 2013 04/01/2014
N 158 PIT tag juvenile Okanagan sockeye salmon 04/01/2014
O 162 Analyze juvenile PIT tag data 04/01/2014
P 157 Collect cores from Lake Wenatchee and Osoyoos Lake for analysis using paleolimnology 09/16/2014
Q 162 Preliminary analysis of Wenatchee and Osoyoos paleolimnological cores 04/01/2014
R 70 (NEW WE) Installation of an experimental floating PIT tag antenna at Zosel Dam 04/01/2015
S 70 (NEW WE) Installation an experimental PIT tag antenna at on spillway at McIntyre Dam 04/01/2015
T 70 (NEW WE) Upgrade PIT tag antenna at Skaha Dam fish ladder 04/01/2015