Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife Program
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Contract 68572: 2008-503-00 EXP UPPER COLUMBIA SOCKEYE STUDIES
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:
68572
Contract Title:
2008-503-00 EXP UPPER COLUMBIA SOCKEYE STUDIES
Contract Continuation:
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64654: 2008-503-00 EXP FACTORS LIMITING ABUNDANCE OKAN/WENAT SOCKEYE
  • 72259: 2008-503-00 EXP MID-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, this project has funded PIT and acoustic tagging of sockeye salmon at Wells Dam with additional sockeye PIT tagged at Bonneville Dam as part of the Upstream Migration Timing Accords project).  The project also funds an acoustic tag antenna network upstream of Wells Dam and additional PIT tag antenna arrays at Zosel and dam and at Oliver, BC.    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 Okanagan River management.  

This project also seeks to standardize 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.  

This project will expand our Upstream Migration Studies project (2008-518-00) by funding deployment of PIT tag detection antennas as well as an acoustic tag network in the Okanagan Basin.  This will allow sockeye salmon to be tracked through the Okanogan Basin, thereby allowing us to extend our migration survival estimates into the Okanogan River.  We also will be able to determine where in the Okanogan River-Osoyoos Lake mortality is occurring, which may then allow for the development of different river management actions to reduce this mortality.  It is hoped that, depending on where mortality is occurred, better flow management techniques to optimize adult survival can be developed.  The PIT tag network we develop as part of this project may also improve data on steelhead and Chinook use of the Canadian portion of the Okanogan Basin.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2015
Contract End Date:
03/31/2016
Current Contract Value:
$254,043
Expenditures:
$254,043

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2022.

BPA CO:
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
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
Gregory Smith Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead gmsmith@bpa.gov (503) 230-5049
John Whiteaker Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) No Interested Party whij@critfc.org (503) 238-3562
Karen Wolfe Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer ktwolfe@bpa.gov (503) 230-3448


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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Ensure environmental compliance requirements are completed. B: 165. Complete environmental compliance requirements 03/31/2016 06/30/2015
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products C: 119. Project administration 03/31/2016 06/30/2015
An acoustic network in the Okanogan Basin Installed D: 70. Install Okanogan River VEMCO Acoustic Network for detecting adults 07/15/2015 07/15/2015
Wells Dam acoustic, temperature, and PIT tagging completed-NEEDS WORK E: 158. Tag adult sockeye salmon at Wells Dam 08/28/2015 08/28/2015
Collected acoustic tag data F: 157. Collect acoustic tag data 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
Sockeye migration mortality and timing analysis completed G: 162. Sockeye migration mortality and timing (based on acoustic tag and PIT tag data) 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
Osoyoos Lake and Lake Wenatchee smolt abundance data collected H: 157. Collect smolt abundance data from acoustic trawl surveys 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
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 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
Collect PIT tag detection data J: 157. Collect PIT tag detection data from PTAGIS 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
Images of Columbia Basin sockeye scales K: 157. Acquire freshwater and ocean growth data from scale samples. 03/31/2016
Report results L: 161. Share project information 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
2015 progress report M: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period January 2014 to December 2014 03/15/2016 03/31/2016
PIT tag approximately 4000 juvenile sockeye salmon N: 158. PIT tag juvenile Okanagan sockeye salmon 06/30/2015 06/30/2015
Analysis of Okanagan juvenile PIT tag data O: 162. Analyze juvenile PIT tag data 03/31/2016 03/31/2016
Preliminary Analysis of Wenatchee and Osoyoos paleolimnological cores P: 162. Preliminary analysis of Wenatchee and Osoyoos paleolimnological cores 03/31/2016
Didson data of sockeye moving through Highway 3 channel Q: 157. Deploy Didson at Osoyoos Lake Highway 3 bridge to determine distribution of adult sockeye salmon 03/31/2016
Estimation of distribution of adult sockeye under Highway 3 bridge R: 162. Analyze Didson to estimate spatial distribution of sockeye passing under Highway 3 bridge in Osoyoo 03/31/2016

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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
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 2 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Sockeye (O. nerka) - Okanogan River ESU
  • 1 instance 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
  • 5 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 04/01/2015
B 165 Complete environmental compliance requirements 04/01/2015
C 119 Project administration 04/01/2015
D 70 Install Okanogan River VEMCO Acoustic Network for detecting adults 05/13/2015
E 158 Tag adult sockeye salmon at Wells Dam 04/01/2015
F 157 Collect acoustic tag data 05/13/2015
G 162 Sockeye migration mortality and timing (based on acoustic tag and PIT tag data) 04/01/2015
H 157 Collect smolt abundance data from acoustic trawl surveys 05/13/2015
I 162 Compare Wenatchee and Osoyoos Lake hydroacoustic data and estimate Wenatchee smolt capacity 04/01/2015
J 157 Collect PIT tag detection data from PTAGIS 05/13/2015
K 157 Acquire freshwater and ocean growth data from scale samples. 04/01/2015
L 161 Share project information 04/01/2015
M 132 Submit Progress Report for the period January 2014 to December 2014 04/01/2015
N 158 PIT tag juvenile Okanagan sockeye salmon 05/13/2015
O 162 Analyze juvenile PIT tag data 04/01/2015
P 162 Preliminary analysis of Wenatchee and Osoyoos paleolimnological cores 04/01/2015
Q 157 Deploy Didson at Osoyoos Lake Highway 3 bridge to determine distribution of adult sockeye salmon 05/13/2015
R 162 Analyze Didson to estimate spatial distribution of sockeye passing under Highway 3 bridge in Osoyoo 04/01/2015