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Contract 75392: 2008-307-00 EXP DESCHUTES RIVER SOCKEYE DEVELOPMENT
Project Number:
Title:
Deschutes River Sockeye Development
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Deschutes 100.00%
Contract Number:
75392
Contract Title:
2008-307-00 EXP DESCHUTES RIVER SOCKEYE DEVELOPMENT
Continuation of Contract:
71834: 2008-307-00 EXP DESCHUTES RIVER SOCKEYE DEVELOPMENT
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The anadromous form of sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka (O. nerka) is functionally absent and possibly extinct from the Deschutes River Basin.  Artificial barriers to fish movement including the Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric Project (PRB Project) which was completed in 1964 on the Deschutes River (rkm 161 - 178), are among the factors contributing to potential sockeye extinction.  The PRB Project is owned and operated by Portland General Electric Company (PGE), an Oregon corporation, and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (CTWSRO).  In 2005, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) granted PGE and CTWSRO (the Licensees) a new 50-year operating license (FERC License No. 2030-077).  In 2004, a Settlement Agreement concerning the re-licensing of the PRB Project was made by and among the Licensees and 21 other Parties.  The Settlement Agreement includes provisions for a Fish Passage Plan to: 1) establish self-sustaining harvestable anadromous fish runs of Chinook salmon, steelhead and sockeye salmon above the PRB Project; and to 2) provide for safe, timely and effective upstream and downstream fish passage of adult and juvenile life stages of several fish species including sockeye salmon.

The goal of this sockeye development project is to re-establish a self-sustaining, harvestable, anadromous sockeye run(s) above the PRB Project.  The goal is included in the first requirement of the Settlement Agreement and supports requirements of the FERC license.  Goal achievement is a shared responsibility among the CTWSRO, PGE and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) because CTWSRO and PGE are co-licensees and CTWSRO has co-management authority with ODFW regarding fish and wildlife in the Deschutes River Basin.  Within the Deschutes River subbasin, CTWSRO, PGE and ODFW conduct O. nerka investigations both cooperatively and independently.  This project has been developed to support information and data sharing.

Self-sustaining populations of resident O. nerka persist in the Round Butte Dam pool known as Lake Billy Chinook (LBC).  Additionally, Suttle Lake, the historic Deschutes River Basin sockeye nursery lake in the upper Metolius River Basin, holds a self-sustaining O. nerka population.  The O. nerka populations in each of these lakes offers an opportunity to restore an anadromous sockeye population.  Smolt-sized fish already attempting to emigrate from these two lakes above the PRB Project may be used to re-establish the sockeye run.  Such restoration would focus on preserving or potentially enhancing genetic fitness of these populations.  Due to completion of fish passage improvements at the PRB Project in 2009, annual springtime emigrations of juvenile O. nerka from LBC into the Deschutes River have occurred since 2010.  Each year since, a portion of these juvenile fish have returned to the PRB Project as adults.  Effects of continued juvenile O. nerka downstream passage on establishment of self-sustaining harvestable adult sockeye salmon runs is still being assessed by fisheries managers.

Project study objectives are designed to address information needs in the Deschutes River Basin for O. nerka ecology and life-history.  Such information will inform fisheries management decisions.  Information needs for LBC and Suttle Lake O. nerka include:

1) Estimate the timing and abundance of O. nerka emigrating from Suttle Lake during springtime using a smolt trap on Lake Creek;
2) Determine relative abundance and path of travel for O. nerka migrating  from Suttle Lake to the Metolius River through Lake Creek braided channels/irrigation diversions during springtime;
3) Estimate the number of O. nerka in LBC during summer and fall using mobile hydroacoustic survey techniques;
4) Estimate the number of resident O. nerka spawning in the Metloius River Basin during fall using mark-recapture population estimate techniques;
5) Determine O. nerka SAR from Suttle Lake and LBC by either uniquely marking juvenile outmigrants from each population and collecting returning adults at the Pelton adult fish trap or utilizing parental base tagging techniques through tissue sample genetic analysis of returning adult at the Pelton adult fish trap; and,
6) Determine genetic structure and assess population relatedness of O. nerka in the Deschutes, Metolius and Columbia River Basins.  (CTWSRO personnel will collect O. nerka tissue samples from adult sockeye salmon captured at the Pelton Adult Fish Trap at Re-regulating Dam).  Genetic analysis will be conducted by geneticists at Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission (CRITFC)).
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
03/01/2017
Contract End Date:
02/28/2018
Current Contract Value:
$163,330
Expenditures:
$163,330

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Apr-2019.

BPA COTR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Number:
219430
Task Number:
1
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Type Email Work Phone
Cyndi Baker Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Contract Manager cyndi.baker@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-3586
Charles Combs Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Interested Party chuck.combs@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-3583
Israel Duran Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead induran@bpa.gov (503) 230-3967
Jennifer Graham Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Interested Party jennifer.graham@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-3585
Jeffrey Hogle Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Technical Contact jeff.hogle@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-2019
Brad Houslet Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes Supervisor brad.houslet@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-2039
Lyman Jim Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Interested Party lyman.jim@ctwsbnr.org (541) 553-3587
Dennis Johnson Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs No Interested Party dennis.johnson@wstribes.org (541) 553-3479
Eric Leitzinger Bonneville Power Administration Yes Interested Party ejleitzinger@bpa.gov (503) 230-3534
Solomonn Marsh Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer spmarsh@bpa.gov (503) 230-3943
Arthur Mitchell Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Yes 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
John Skidmore Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver jtskidmore@bpa.gov (503) 230-5494
Jesse Wilson Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR jcwilson@bpa.gov (503) 230-4506
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
Funding Package - Submit Package To COTR A: 119. Manage Project 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Documentation & Assistance to Support BPA's Environmental Compliance Group B: 165. Environmental Compliance for Data Collection Activities 2016 - 2017 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Conduct Two (Summer and Fall) Hydroacoustic Surveys in Lake Billy Chinook C: 157. Conduct Hydroacoustic Surveys on Lake Billy Chinook 02/28/2018 12/08/2017
Analyze & Interpret Hydroacoustic Data D: 162. Analyze & Interpret Hydroacoustic Data 02/28/2018 01/16/2018
Investigate Feasibility to Determine Hydroacoustic Targets. E: 157. Investigate Feasibility to Determine Hydroacoustic Targets 02/28/2018
Install Smolt Trap at Suttle Lake Outlet in Lake Creek F: 70. Install Smolt Trap at Suttle Lake Outlet in Lake Creek 07/30/2017 07/14/2017
Mark And Tag O. nerka Outmigrants From Suttle Lake G: 158. Mark/Tag O. nerka Outmigrants from Suttle Lake 12/31/2017 12/31/2017
Monitor/Assess Timing & Abundance of O. nerka Outmigrants from Suttle Lake H: 157. Monitor/Assess Timing & Abundance of O. nerka Outmigrants from Suttle Lake 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Analyze & Interpret Marked and Radio-Tagged O. nerka Outmigrant Data I: 162. Analyze & Interpret Marked and Radio-Tagged O. nerka Outmigrant Data 02/28/2018 01/26/2018
Investigate Feasibility to Determine upper Lake Creek Fish Species Assemblage J: 157. Determine upper Lake Creek Fish Species Assemblage (snorkel and electrofish) 02/28/2018
Analyze & Interpret Lake Creek K: 162. Analyze & Interpret Lake Creek Fish Species Assemblage Data 02/28/2018
Estimate Abundance of Adfluvial O. nerka from Lake Billy Chinook Entering Metolius River to Spawn. L: 157. Estimate Abundance of Adfluvial O. nerka from Lake Billy Chinook Entering Metolius River to Spawn 02/28/2018 11/17/2017
Mark/Tag Adult O. nerka in Lake Billy Chinook M: 158. Mark/Tag Adult O. nerka in Lake Billy Chinook 09/30/2017 08/24/2017
Analyze Mark-Resight Data to Produce Estimate of O. nerka Spawners in Metolius River N: 162. Analyze Mark-Resight Data to Produce Estimate of O. nerka Spawners in Metolius River 02/28/2018 12/15/2017
Collect Returning Adult O. nerka at Pelton Trap O: 157. Collect Adult O. nerka at Pelton Trap 02/28/2018 10/02/2017
Estimate Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook O. nerka SAR P: 162. Estimate Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook O. nerka SAR 02/28/2018 02/28/2018
Place Storage Container Q: 201. Place Storage Container 08/31/2017 06/01/2017
Completed Annual Report S: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period (1/1/16) to (12/31/16) 03/31/2017 03/31/2017
Completed Annual Report T: 132. Submit Progress Report for the Period (1/1/17) to (12/31/17) 02/28/2018

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Kokanee (Oncorhynchus nerka)
  • 1 instance of WE 70 Install Fish Monitoring Equipment
  • 6 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

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA Public Involvement NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 119 Manage Project 03/01/2017
B 165 Environmental Compliance for Data Collection Activities 2016 - 2017 03/01/2017
C 157 Conduct Hydroacoustic Surveys on Lake Billy Chinook 03/01/2017
D 162 Analyze & Interpret Hydroacoustic Data 03/01/2017
E 157 Investigate Feasibility to Determine Hydroacoustic Targets 03/01/2017
F 70 Install Smolt Trap at Suttle Lake Outlet in Lake Creek 03/01/2017
G 158 Mark/Tag O. nerka Outmigrants from Suttle Lake 03/01/2017
H 157 Monitor/Assess Timing & Abundance of O. nerka Outmigrants from Suttle Lake 03/01/2017
I 162 Analyze & Interpret Marked and Radio-Tagged O. nerka Outmigrant Data 03/01/2017
J 157 Determine upper Lake Creek Fish Species Assemblage (snorkel and electrofish) 03/01/2017
K 162 Analyze & Interpret Lake Creek Fish Species Assemblage Data 03/01/2017
L 157 Estimate Abundance of Adfluvial O. nerka from Lake Billy Chinook Entering Metolius River to Spawn 03/01/2017
M 158 Mark/Tag Adult O. nerka in Lake Billy Chinook 03/01/2017
N 162 Analyze Mark-Resight Data to Produce Estimate of O. nerka Spawners in Metolius River 03/01/2017
O 157 Collect Adult O. nerka at Pelton Trap 03/01/2017
P 162 Estimate Suttle Lake & Lake Billy Chinook O. nerka SAR 03/01/2017
Q 201 Place Storage Container 08/28/2017
R 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 03/01/2017
S 132 Submit Progress Report for the period (1/1/16) to (12/31/16) 03/01/2017
T 132 Submit Progress Report for the Period (1/1/17) to (12/31/17) 03/01/2017