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Contract 70208: 2011-014-00 EXP EVAL STATUS/LIMITING FACTORS OF PACIFIC LAMPREY
Project Number:
Title:
Evaluate Status & Limiting Factors of Pacific Lamprey in the lower Deschutes River, Fifteenmile Creek and Hood River Subbasins
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Gorge Fifteenmile 25.00%
Hood 25.00%
Columbia Plateau Deschutes 50.00%
Contract Number:
70208
Contract Title:
2011-014-00 EXP EVAL STATUS/LIMITING FACTORS OF PACIFIC LAMPREY
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
Pacific lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) populations throughout the Columbia River Basin (CRB) are in decline.  Multiple reasons for the decline have been identified including passage at mainstem CRB dams and habitat degradation; however, little is known about limiting factors within CRB tributaries.  Declining lamprey populations is of primary concern to the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO) due to their significant cultural and ecological value.  Accordingly, the project intent is to expand knowledge of lamprey populations and factors limiting production in the Deschutes and Hood rivers as well as Fifteenmile Creek subbasins.  This information will be used to inform management and restoration actions for establishment, conservation and/or maintenance of harvestable populations for perpetuity.

Prior to the project 2002-016-00, little was known about Pacific lamprey in the Deschutes River Subbasin.  To date knowledge of Pacific lamprey in lower Deschutes River Subbasin has been greatly expanded including over-winter, spawning and rearing habitats, upper extent of distribution,  larval densities were related to habitat variables, escapement and harvest estimates were estimated at Sherars Falls from 2004 through 2014, migration patterns were documented through radio-telemetry and PIT tag arrays, and genetic identification has been confirmed.  From this information, potential limiting factors are being examined.

Seufert Falls (rkm 0.4) on Fifteenmile Creek is an important Pacific lamprey harvest location for CTWSRO tribal members.  Since 2011, escapement and harvest estimates have been made for Pacific lamprey, as well as migration patterns of PIT tagged lamprey at several locations in the subbasin.  Larval densities and distribution have been documented in Fifteenmile and nearby Mill creek subbasins.  In Fifteenmile Creek Subbasin, the greatest threat to lamprey has been summertime stream conditions with low water and high temperatures, as water is withdrawn for agriculture, past chemical spills that have been shown to remain in tissue samples, and passage barriers, although ODFW restored passage at the lowermost diversion dam.  Work will continue to improve stream conditions by partnering with the local irrigation district, watershed council, and ODFW.

The CTWSR documented re-establishment of Pacific lamprey upstream of the Powerdale Dam site since its removal in fall 2011.  Lamprey were once widely distributed throughout the Hood River basin (USFS 1996); however, lack of adequate passage facilities at Powerdale Dam (rkm 7.2) is believed to have eradicated lamprey from areas upstream.  Since 2012, Pacifc lamprey have increased distribution in Hood River and East Fork Hood River 15km since dam removal.  We will continue to monitor lamprey re-colonization in Hood River and document migration patterns through PIT tag arrays.
This project (2011-014-00) combines former projects 2002-016-00 and 2007-007-00.  The contract period is 10/1/2015 - 09/30/2016.  Project objectives are consistent with those identified by the Columbia Basin Pacific Lamprey Technical Work Group (CBPLTWG).
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
10/01/2015
Contract End Date:
10/14/2016
Current Contract Value:
$375,126
Expenditures:
$375,126

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Nov-2021.

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
Daniel Affonso Bonneville Power Administration No Interested Party dxaffonso@bpa.gov (503) 230-3893
Cyndi Baker Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Contract Manager cyndi.baker@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-3586
Michelle Guay Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead mxguay@bpa.gov (503) 230-3459
Brad Houslet Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Supervisor brad.houslet@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-2039
Andy Johnsen Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Technical Contact andy.johnsen@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-3568
Dennis Johnson Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Administrative Contact dennis.johnson@wstribes.org (541) 553-3479
Siena Lopez-Johnston Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR smlopez@bpa.gov (503) 230-3635
Solomonn Marsh Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer spmarsh@bpa.gov (503) 230-3943
Arthur Mitchell Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Administrative Contact arthur.mitchell@wstribes.org (541) 553-3219
Christopher Roper Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant cproper@bpa.gov (503) 230-3514
Tybee Sheidler Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant tasheidler@bpa.gov (503) 230-3820
Steven Springston Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife No Interested Party steve.l.springston@state.or.us (541) 296-8026
Shayla Stwyer Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Interested Party shayla.stwyer@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-3583
Dorothy Welch Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver dwwelch@bpa.gov (503) 230-5479
Elham Zolmajd-Haghighi Bonneville Power Administration No CO Assistant ezolmajd-haghighi@bpa.gov (503) 230-7414


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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Ensure environmental compliance requirements are complete A: 165. Deschutes, Fifteenmile, Hood - Complete Environmental Compliance Requirements 09/30/2016 10/01/2015
DR: Collect water temperature data B: 157. Deschutes River (DR): 2015-2016 Record tributary water temperatures for lamprey life-history 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Manage and summarize water temperature data (2015-2016) to characterize lamprey habitats C: 162. DR: Manage and summarize water temperature data (2015-2016) to characterize lamprey habitats 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Tag adult lamprey at Sherars Falls D: 158. DR: 2016 Tag lamprey to estimate abundance at Sherars Falls 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Collect lamprey abundance and harvest data to estimate escapement at Sherars Falls 2016 E: 157. DR: Collect lamprey abundance and harvest data to estimate escapement at Sherars Falls 2016 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Estimate adult lamprey escapement for 2015 F: 162. DR: 2015 Estimate Pacific lamprey escapement upstream of Sherars Falls 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Install HDX antenna arrays in Warm Springs River Basin G: 70. DR: Install HDX antenna arrays in Warm Springs River Basin 09/30/2016
Operate HDX arrays in Warm Springs River and Shitike Creek H: 157. DR: Collect data from HDX sites on CTWSRO reservation 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Study feasibility for a mark-recapture estimate of lamprey in Warm Springs River I: 156. DR: Study feasibility for a mark-recapture estimate of lamprey in Warm Springs River 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Effective population size (Ne) and age at migration of larval lamprey in Warm Springs River J: 156. DR: Study feasibility of Ne and age of migration of larval lamprey in Warm Springs River 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Record, store, summarize water temperature data collected in 2015-16 for limiting factors analysis K: 162. Fifteenmile (FM): Manage and summarize water temperature data (2015-2016) 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Conduct mark-recapture and creel surveys to estimate escapement upstream of Cushing Falls L: 157. FM: 2015 Field activities to estimate Pacific lamprey escapement estimate upstream of Cushing 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Fifteenmile Creek adult Pacific lamprey escapement estimate for summer 2015 M: 162. FM: 2015 Calculate lamprey escapement upstream of Cushing Falls 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Tag lamprey N: 158. FM: Tag lamprey for escapement estimates 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Effective population size (Ne) and age at migration of larval lamprey in Warm Springs River O: 156. FM: Study feasibility of Ne and age of migration of larval lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Operation of HDX PIT Tag Arrays In Fifteenmile Creek Subbasin P: 157. FM: Collect Movement Data From Fifteenmile PIT Arrays 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Identify factors limiting lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek and work towards solutions Q: 191. FM: Identify factors limiting lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek and work towards solutions 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Install, operate, maintain and collect data from HDX arrays in the Hood River Subbasin R: 157. Hood River (HR): Collect data from half-duplex site in Hood River 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Document presence/absence and end of distribution of lamprey in Hood River Subbasin T: 157. HR: Document presence/absence and end of distribution of lamprey in Hood River Subbasin 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Analyze distribution & density data in the Deschutes, Fifteenmile, and Hood subbasins U: 162. DR, FM, & HR: Analyze 2015 larval lamprey surveys (end of distribution and densities) 09/30/2016
Enter HDX Tag information into CTWSRO database V: 159. DR, FM, & HR: Enter HDX PIT tag information into CTWSRO database 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Lamprey migration timing and movement patterns in Deschutes, Fifteenmile and Hood subbasins W: 162. DR, FM & HR: Summarize data collected from HDX Arrays 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Participate in regional lamprey research and recovery forums X: 189. DR, FM, & HR: Participate in regional planning and recovery actions for Pacific lamprey 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Lamprey Education and Outreach (E&O) Y: 99. DR, FM, & HR Education & Outreach (E&O) 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products Z: 119. Manage Project 09/30/2016 09/27/2016
Completed Annual Report AA: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2015 05/01/2016 08/01/2016
Tag lamprey at Bonneville Dam AC: 158. Bonneville Dam: PIT tag lamprey for escapement estimates in Fifteenmile Creek 09/30/2016 08/24/2016

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Lamprey, Pacific (Entosphenus tridentata)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 8 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 3 instances of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized Data
  • 6 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Deschutes, Fifteenmile, Hood - Complete Environmental Compliance Requirements 10/01/2015
B 157 Deschutes River (DR): 2015-2016 Record tributary water temperatures for lamprey life-history 10/01/2015
C 162 DR: Manage and summarize water temperature data (2015-2016) to characterize lamprey habitats 10/01/2015
D 158 DR: 2016 Tag lamprey to estimate abundance at Sherars Falls 10/01/2015
E 157 DR: Collect lamprey abundance and harvest data to estimate escapement at Sherars Falls 2016 10/01/2015
F 162 DR: 2015 Estimate Pacific lamprey escapement upstream of Sherars Falls 10/01/2015
G 70 DR: Install HDX antenna arrays in Warm Springs River Basin 03/17/2016
H 157 DR: Collect data from HDX sites on CTWSRO reservation 10/01/2015
I 156 DR: Study feasibility for a mark-recapture estimate of lamprey in Warm Springs River 10/01/2015
J 156 DR: Study feasibility of Ne and age of migration of larval lamprey in Warm Springs River 10/01/2015
K 162 Fifteenmile (FM): Manage and summarize water temperature data (2015-2016) 10/01/2015
L 157 FM: 2015 Field activities to estimate Pacific lamprey escapement estimate upstream of Cushing 10/01/2015
M 162 FM: 2015 Calculate lamprey escapement upstream of Cushing Falls 10/01/2015
N 158 FM: Tag lamprey for escapement estimates 10/01/2015
O 156 FM: Study feasibility of Ne and age of migration of larval lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek 10/01/2015
P 157 FM: Collect Movement Data From Fifteenmile PIT Arrays 10/01/2015
Q 191 FM: Identify factors limiting lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek and work towards solutions 10/01/2015
R 157 Hood River (HR): Collect data from half-duplex site in Hood River 10/01/2015
S 157 HR: Evaluate the use of video monitoring to monitor adult lamprey movement/escapement 10/01/2015
T 157 HR: Document presence/absence and end of distribution of lamprey in Hood River Subbasin 10/01/2015
U 162 DR, FM, & HR: Analyze 2015 larval lamprey surveys (end of distribution and densities) 10/01/2015
V 159 DR, FM, & HR: Enter HDX PIT tag information into CTWSRO database 10/01/2015
W 162 DR, FM & HR: Summarize data collected from HDX Arrays 10/01/2015
X 189 DR, FM, & HR: Participate in regional planning and recovery actions for Pacific lamprey 10/01/2015
Y 99 DR, FM, & HR Education & Outreach (E&O) 10/01/2015
Z 119 Manage Project 10/01/2015
AA 132 Submit Progress Report for the period 1/1/2015 to 12/31/2015 10/01/2015
AB 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 10/01/2015
AC 158 Bonneville Dam: PIT tag lamprey for escapement estimates in Fifteenmile Creek 10/01/2015