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Contract 67411: 1985-038-00 EXP COLVILLE HATCHERY O&M/ M&E
Project Number:
Title:
Colville Hatchery Operation and Maintenance (O&M)
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Intermountain Sanpoil 100.00%
Contract Number:
67411
Contract Title:
1985-038-00 EXP COLVILLE HATCHERY O&M/ M&E
Contract Continuation:
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63529: 1985-038-00 EXP COLVILLE HATCHERY O&M/ M&E
  • 70687: 1985-038-00 EXP COLVILLE HATCHERY (O&M)
  • 70688: 1985-038-00 EXP COLVILLE HATCHERY (M&E)
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Federal hydropower projects, as well as private power utility systems, have a devastating impact upon anadromous fish resources that once flourished in the Columbia River and its tributaries.  Several areas have been blocked to anadromous fish by dams, destroying the primary food resource (salmon) for many native people.  To replace these lost resources, many native people now rely heavily upon resident fish.  The Colville Tribal Fish Hatchery (CTH) is an artificial production program that addresses the loss of anadromous fish resources in the Upper Columbia Sub-Region within the "blocked area" created by the construction of Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee Dams.  This artificial production program is part of the Northwest Power and Conservation Councils resident fish substitution policy identified in their Fish and Wildlife Program. This project enhances resident fisheries located within the Colville Reservation portion of the Upper Columbia, Sanpoil and Okanogan Sub-Basins.  The project particularly mitigates for anadromous fish losses through protection/augmentation of resident fish populations to enhance fishery potential (i.e., in-place, out-of-kind mitigation).  CTH is located on the northern bank of the Columbia River just downstream of Bridgeport, Washington on land owned by the Colville Tribes.  The minimum production quota for CTH is 22,679 kg (50,000 lbs.) of trout annually.

All fish produced are released into Reservation waters, including boundary waters, in an effort to provide a successful subsistence/recreational fishery for Colville Tribal members and provide for a successful non-member recreational sport fishery.
The main goal of CTH is to provide artificial enhancement of Reservation fisheries for both tribal subsistence fisheries and non-member sport fisheries while minimally impacting natural populations.  When possible, "put-grow-take" and "carry-over" fisheries rather than "put-take" fisheries have been used to accomplish our goal because they can be more cost efficient compared to rearing catchable size trout in a hatchery.  However, some Reservation waters are managed as "put-take" fisheries because they lack suitable habitat and production or have too many non-native competitors to meet our fisheries goals using "put-grow-take" and "carry-over" techniques.

In 2009, the switch from coastal stocks of Rainbow Trout to native Redband Rainbow Trout was completed.  Subsequently, with the exception of a small number of large triploid Rainbow Trout purchased from commercial aquaculture, the only Rainbow Trout planted into Reservation lakes and streams were Redband Rainbow Trout which were the progeny of a stock maintained at CTH.  Redband Rainbow Trout production was discontinued because poor performance, in both the hatchery and Reservation waters, led to low hatchery production and harvest rates.  The last of the redbands were planted in Reservation waters in the spring of 2012. Thereafter, CTH obtained triploid Rainbow Trout eggs (Spokane stock) from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to use toward achieving production goals.  Although this stock performed well in Reservation waters, eggs were not received into the hatchery until mid- to late-December which made it impossible to mark and transport a portion of Rainbow Trout juveniles into the net pen project by May (contract start date) due to size.  Currently, the hatchery receives feminized triploid Rainbow Trout eggs in September from Troutlodge, which is able to provide Rainbow Trout eggs throughout the year, so that marking will not delay net pen entry.

The primary goals of the 2014-2015 performance period:

1. Continue developing lake management plans for each reservation water-body to provide a clear stocking plan.  Stocking plans will continue to evolve in a defensible manner as environments change and new information becomes available. This will involve building on previous studies to determine the optimum size, number and stocking strategy for each water-body.
2.  Construct and install a trash rack and self cleaning fish screen at the Twin Lakes Dam to keep hatchery supplementation in lake.
3. Continue to follow the CTH's Maintenance Plan, replace equipment and upgrade systems as necessary.
4.  Construction of two dual drain circular fish rearing tanks designed to incorporate reuse technology.  This system will be designed to operate as a flow through or partial reuse type system.  Circular tanks are more effective at capturing Total Suspended Solids, are self cleaning, have uniform oxygen mixing throughout rearing vessel and require less flow per vessel compared to traditional raceways.
5. Utilize hatchery production to enhance fisheries in the following Reservation water-bodies: Bourgeau, Buffalo, Duley, Gold, La Fleur, Little Goose, McGinnis, Nicholas, North Twin, Omak, Owhi, Round, Rufus Woods, Simpson, Soap, South Twin, Sugar, and Summit lakes, and Nespelem, Mill, and Hall creeks.
6. Continue to utilize Troutlodge feminized triploid Rainbow Trout eggs to meet hatchery production goals and also support and provide marked juvenile Rainbow Trout to the Rufus Woods Redband Net Pen (2008-117-00) project.
7. Monitor movements of Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout between North and South Twin lakes through a continuing PIT tag study.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
12/01/2014
Contract End Date:
11/30/2015
Current Contract Value:
$1,570,712
Expenditures:
$1,570,712

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Jun-2024.

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BPA COR:
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Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Concluded
NEPA review and clearance A: 165. Obtain NEPA review and clearance 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Project Administration B: 119. Project Administration 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Maintenance of Hatchery Facility C: 61. Hatchery Maintenance 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Install circular rearing vessels for rearing hatchery production D: 171. Replace temporary raceways with circular rearing tanks 11/30/2015 09/10/2015
Produce BY12 Rainbow Trout (triploid) for Reservation Waters E: 176. Produce BY12 Rainbow Trout (triploid) for Reservation Waters 06/30/2015 04/07/2015
Produce BY13 Rainbow Trout (triploid) for Reservation Waters F: 176. Produce BY13 Rainbow Trout (triploid) for Reservation Waters 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Produce BY14 rainbow trout for Reservation waters. G: 176. Produce BY14 Rainbow Trout (triploid) for Reservation Waters 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Produce BY15 Rainbow Trout (triploid) for Reservation Waters H: 176. Produce BY15 Rainbow Trout (triploid) for Reservation Waters 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Produce BY13 Brook Trout for Reservation Waters I: 176. Produce BY13 Brook Trout for Reservation Waters 05/31/2015 04/21/2015
Produce BY14 Brook Trout for Reservation Waters J: 176. Produce BY14 Brook Trout for Reservation Waters 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Produce BY15 Brook Trout for Reservation Waters K: 176. Produce BY15 Brook Trout for Reservation Waters 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Produce BY14 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout for Reservation Waters L: 176. Produce BY14 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout for Reservation Waters 04/30/2015 03/19/2015
Produce BY15 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout M: 176. Produce BY15 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout for Reservation Waters 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Differentially mark all hatchery production N: 158. Differentially mark all hatchery production. 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Revise hatchery operational plans O: 174. Produce an Annual Operation Plan 11/30/2015 11/17/2015
Local and regional information exchange P: 99. Local and regional information exchange 10/30/2015 10/30/2015
Design Fish Screen at Twin Lake Q: 175. Design Fish Screen at Twin Lake 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Biological and Environmental Survey of Reservation Lakes R: 157. Lake Surveys 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Analyze and Interpret data from Lake Surveys S: 162. Analyze and Interpret Data from Lake Surveys 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Creel Reservation Stocked Waters T: 157. Roving or voluntary creel of all reservation stocked waters. 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Analyze and Interpret Creel Data U: 162. Analyze and Interpret Creel Data 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
Stream Surveys V: 157. Stream Surveys 11/30/2015 10/29/2015
Analyze and Interpret Data from Stream Surveys W: 162. Analyze and Interpret Data from Stream Surveys 11/30/2015 10/29/2015
Attach Progress Report in Pisces X: 132. Submit Progress Reports for the periods (12/01/12) to (11/30/14). 10/30/2015
Attach Progress Report in Pisces Y: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (12/01/10) to (11/30/2012) 08/13/2015 09/24/2015
Attach Progress Report in Pisces Z: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (12/01/09) to (11/30/10) 05/04/2015 01/16/2015
Transport Rainbow Trout AB: 66. Transport BY14 Rainbow Trout (3N) to Net Pen Site 07/15/2015 05/08/2015
Rear rainbow trout (triploid) in net pens AC: 176. Rear BY14 Rainbow Trout (3N) in Net Pens 11/30/2015 11/30/2015
2 year-old Rainbow trout reared and released from net pens AD: 176. Rear BY13 Rainbow Trout (3N) to 2 years of age 11/30/2015 05/12/2015

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Cutthroat Trout, Lahontan (O. c. henshawi) (Threatened)
  • 2 instances of WE 176 Produce Hatchery Fish
  • 1 instance of WE 61 Maintain Artificial Production Facility/Infrastructure
  • 1 instance of WE 174 Produce Plan
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka)
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Brook (Salvelinus fontinalis)
  • 3 instances of WE 176 Produce Hatchery Fish
  • 1 instance of WE 61 Maintain Artificial Production Facility/Infrastructure
  • 1 instance of WE 174 Produce Plan
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
  • 1 instance of WE 171 Build, Modify, and/or Refurbish Artificial Production Facility
Trout, Rainbow (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • 6 instances of WE 176 Produce Hatchery Fish
  • 1 instance of WE 66 Trap/Collect/Hold/Transport Fish - Hatchery
  • 1 instance of WE 61 Maintain Artificial Production Facility/Infrastructure
  • 1 instance of WE 174 Produce Plan
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
  • 1 instance of WE 171 Build, Modify, and/or Refurbish Artificial Production Facility
Trout, Interior Redband (O. mykiss gairdnerii)
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 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 Obtain NEPA review and clearance 12/01/2014
B 119 Project Administration 12/01/2014
C 61 Hatchery Maintenance 12/01/2014
D 171 Replace temporary raceways with circular rearing tanks 12/01/2014
E 176 Produce BY12 Rainbow Trout (triploid) for Reservation Waters 12/01/2014
F 176 Produce BY13 Rainbow Trout (triploid) for Reservation Waters 12/01/2014
G 176 Produce BY14 Rainbow Trout (triploid) for Reservation Waters 12/01/2014
H 176 Produce BY15 Rainbow Trout (triploid) for Reservation Waters 12/01/2014
I 176 Produce BY13 Brook Trout for Reservation Waters 12/01/2014
J 176 Produce BY14 Brook Trout for Reservation Waters 12/01/2014
K 176 Produce BY15 Brook Trout for Reservation Waters 12/01/2014
L 176 Produce BY14 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout for Reservation Waters 12/01/2014
M 176 Produce BY15 Lahontan Cutthroat Trout for Reservation Waters 12/01/2014
N 158 Differentially mark all hatchery production. 12/01/2014
O 174 Produce an Annual Operation Plan 12/01/2014
P 99 Local and regional information exchange 12/01/2014
Q 175 Design Fish Screen at Twin Lake 12/01/2014
R 157 Lake Surveys 12/01/2014
S 162 Analyze and Interpret Data from Lake Surveys 12/01/2014
T 157 Roving or voluntary creel of all reservation stocked waters. 12/01/2014
U 162 Analyze and Interpret Creel Data 12/01/2014
V 157 Stream Surveys 12/01/2014
W 162 Analyze and Interpret Data from Stream Surveys 12/01/2014
X 132 Submit Progress Reports for the periods (12/01/12) to (11/30/14). 12/01/2014
Y 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (12/01/10) to (11/30/2012) 12/01/2014
Z 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (12/01/09) to (11/30/10) 12/01/2014
AA 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 12/01/2014
AB 66 Transport BY14 Rainbow Trout (3N) to Net Pen Site 05/01/2015
AC 176 Rear BY14 Rainbow Trout (3N) in Net Pens 05/01/2015
AD 176 Rear BY13 Rainbow Trout (3N) to 2 years of age 05/01/2015