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Contract 65961: 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:
65961
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.  

FY2014 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 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.

Kettle River: Kettle River and its tributaries will be monitored for native redband trout, hatchery rainbow trout, wild kokanee, hatchery kokanee and burbot.  Individuals will be weighed, measured, pit tagged and fin clips for genetic tissue samples will be collected.  Data will be used to determine 1) the presence of redband trout in the system, 2) determine the proportion of redband trout in the overall wild rainbow population, and 3) determine the genetic "purity" of the redband stock(s).

Acoustic Study:  We will assess redband rainbow trout reservoir dispersal and movement patterns. We will test the hypothesis: (1) redband rainbow trout <200 mm TL entrain over Grand Coulee Dam at the same rate as rainbow trout > 200 mm TL; and (2) redband rainbow trout return to their original tributaries. Fish tagged will be monitored passively with 26 remote receiver stations placed through the middle and lower sections of the reservoir as well as one below Grand Coulee Dam in Rufus Woods. This array system is complemented by the sturgeon array setup in the middle and upper sections of Lake Roosevelt and Canada. Array downloads will occur monthly.

Hydroacoustic/ Gill Netting Surveys to Estimate Abundance and Distribution of Limnetic Fish Species: The limnetic zone will be sampled with mobile hydroacoustics and gill nets to estimate species specific abundance, distribution of predators and prey, and distribution related to vertical water quality parameters. In addition, a trophic study will be conducted to evaluate the impacts of predation on the rainbow trout and kokanee utilizing limnetic zone. The last limnetic survey was conducted in 2008, and it was decided by the LRFEP co-managers at the time to repeat the limnetic sampling work every 3-5 years to monitor species abundance and distribution.

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 and May 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.

Northern Pike Survey: We will implement a pilot survey plan to estimate population size, age, health and habitat use of predators with tested pike sampling techniques to develop a Spring Pike Index Netting (SPIN) and inform management decisision for suppression efforts of Northern Pike in Lake Roosevelt.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
08/01/2014
Contract End Date:
07/31/2015
Current Contract Value:
$1,311,663
Expenditures:
$1,311,663

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

BPA CO:
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
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
Solomonn Marsh Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer spmarsh@bpa.gov (503) 230-3943
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


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 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2011 (STOI) B: 132. STOI-Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2011 10/31/2014 10/31/2014
Submit 2012/2013 Progress Report for the period Jan 2012-Dec 2013 (STOI) C: 132. STOI-Submit 2012/13 Progress Report for the period Jan 2012-Dec 2013 07/15/2015 07/30/2015
Submit 2014 Progress Report for the period Jan 2014-Dec 2014 (STOI) D: 132. STOI-Submit 2014 Progress Report for the period Jan 2014-Dec 2014 07/31/2015
Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Aug 2013 - July 2014 (WDFW) E: 132. WDFW-Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Aug 2013- July 2014 05/29/2015 04/10/2015
Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2013 (EWU) F: 132. EWU-Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2013 03/15/2015 03/11/2015
Submit 2014 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2014 (EWU) G: 132. EWU-Submit 2014 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2014 07/31/2015
Participate in Lake Roosevelt outreach activities (Student Discovery/Water Festival; STOI) H: 99. Lake Roosevelt Public Outreach Activities (STOI) 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Manage and Administer Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program I: 119. Manage and Administer Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Disseminate data to Lake Roosevelt fisheries managers and in scientific and public forums. J: 161. Disseminate Data to Co-Managers and through Scientific and Public Forums (All) 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Conduct Kettle River Fish Monitoring (WDFW) K: 157. Conduct Kettle River Fish Monitoring (WDFW) 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Data Analysis for Lake Roosevelt Fish Evaluation Program reports (All) L: 162. Analysis of Fisheries, Limnological Data Collected for Annual Reports. 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Hydroacoustic/ Gill Netting Surveys to Estimate Abundance and Distribution of Limnetic Fish Species M: 157. Hydroacoustic/Gill Netting Surveys Estimate Abundance & Distribution of Limnetic Fish Species (WDFW) 12/31/2014 12/31/2014
Analysis of Hydroacoustic/Gill Netting Data Collected for Annual Reports (WDFW) N: 162. Analysis of Hydroacoustic/Gill Netting Data Collected for Annual Reports. 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Fall Walleye Index Netting to Assess Piscivores in Lake Roosevelt. O: 157. Conduct Fall Walleye Index Netting (FWIN) on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, CCT, WDFW) 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Data Analysis for Lake Roosevelt Fish Evaluation Program reports (All) P: 162. Analysis FWIN Data Collected for Annual Reports. 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Water Quality/Limnological Assessments in Lake Roosevelt Q: 157. Conduct Water Quality and Limnology Assessments on Lake Roosevelt (STOI) 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Data Analysis for Lake Roosevelt Fish Evaluation Program Limnology R: 162. Analysis of Water Quality and Limnological Data Collected for Annual Reports. 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Analysis of FWIN Data Collected for Annual Reports. S: 157. Conduct Fish Community Monitoring on Lake Roosevelt (STOI) 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Data Analysis for Lake Roosevelt Fish Evaluation Program reports (All) T: 162. Analysis of Fisheries Community Monitoring Data Collected for Annual Reports. 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Creel Assessment of the Lake Roosevelt Fishery (All) U: 157. Conduct Creel on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, CCT, WDFW) 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Analysis of Creel Data Collected for Annual Reports V: 162. Analysis of Creel Data Collected for Annual Reports. 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program Kokanee Monitoring (STOI, EWU) W: 157. Conduct Fall Fisheries Monitoring for Kokanee on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, EWU) 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Analysis of Lake Roosevelt Kokanee Monitoring Data Collected for Annual Reports. X: 162. Analysis of Lake Roosevelt Kokanee Monitoring Data Collected for Annual Reports. 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Acoustic Assessment for Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program (EWU) Y: 157. Conduct Acoustic Telemetry Assessments in Lake Roosevelt (EWU) 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Data Analysis for Lake Roosevelt Fish Evaluation Program reports (All) Z: 162. Analysis of Acoustic Telemetry Assessments for Annual Reports. 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Lake Roosevelt Young of Year Journal Article/Report Manuscript AA: 183. Complete a Young-of-Year fisheries Journal Article/Report Manuscript 07/31/2015
Produce Lake Roosevelt Rainbow Trout Report / Management Plan AC: 141. Other Reports for BPA 07/31/2015 07/31/2015
Pike Netting to Assess Piscivores in Lake Roosevelt. AD: 157. Northern Pike Netting to Assess Piscivores in Lake Roosevelt. 07/31/2015 07/31/2015

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Bass, Smallmouth (M. dolomieu)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Burbot (Lota lota)
  • 5 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka)
  • 8 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 8 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 1 instance of WE 183 Produce Journal Article
  • 6 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 8 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Interior Redband (O. mykiss gairdnerii)
  • 5 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 161 Disseminate Raw/Summary Data and Results
  • 8 instances 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)
  • 3 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 08/01/2014
B 132 STOI-Submit 2011 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2011 08/01/2014
C 132 STOI-Submit 2012/13 Progress Report for the period Jan 2012-Dec 2013 08/01/2014
D 132 STOI-Submit 2014 Progress Report for the period Jan 2014-Dec 2014 08/01/2014
E 132 WDFW-Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Aug 2013- July 2014 08/01/2014
F 132 EWU-Submit 2013 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2013 08/01/2014
G 132 EWU-Submit 2014 Progress Report for the period Jan-Dec 2014 08/01/2014
H 99 Lake Roosevelt Public Outreach Activities (STOI) 08/01/2014
I 119 Manage and Administer Lake Roosevelt Fisheries Evaluation Program 08/01/2014
J 161 Disseminate Data to Co-Managers and through Scientific and Public Forums (All) 08/01/2014
K 157 Conduct Kettle River Fish Monitoring (WDFW) 08/01/2014
L 162 Analysis of Fisheries, Limnological Data Collected for Annual Reports. 08/01/2014
M 157 Hydroacoustic/Gill Netting Surveys Estimate Abundance & Distribution of Limnetic Fish Species (WDFW) 08/01/2014
N 162 Analysis of Hydroacoustic/Gill Netting Data Collected for Annual Reports. 08/01/2014
O 157 Conduct Fall Walleye Index Netting (FWIN) on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, CCT, WDFW) 08/01/2014
P 162 Analysis FWIN Data Collected for Annual Reports. 08/01/2014
Q 157 Conduct Water Quality and Limnology Assessments on Lake Roosevelt (STOI) 08/12/2014
R 162 Analysis of Water Quality and Limnological Data Collected for Annual Reports. 08/01/2014
S 157 Conduct Fish Community Monitoring on Lake Roosevelt (STOI) 08/01/2014
T 162 Analysis of Fisheries Community Monitoring Data Collected for Annual Reports. 08/01/2014
U 157 Conduct Creel on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, CCT, WDFW) 08/01/2014
V 162 Analysis of Creel Data Collected for Annual Reports. 08/01/2014
W 157 Conduct Fall Fisheries Monitoring for Kokanee on Lake Roosevelt (STOI, EWU) 08/01/2014
X 162 Analysis of Lake Roosevelt Kokanee Monitoring Data Collected for Annual Reports. 08/01/2014
Y 157 Conduct Acoustic Telemetry Assessments in Lake Roosevelt (EWU) 08/01/2014
Z 162 Analysis of Acoustic Telemetry Assessments for Annual Reports. 08/01/2014
AA 183 Complete a Young-of-Year fisheries Journal Article/Report Manuscript 08/01/2014
AB 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 08/01/2014
AC 141 Other Reports for BPA 08/01/2014
AD 157 Northern Pike Netting to Assess Piscivores in Lake Roosevelt. 08/01/2015