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Contract 85064: 2008-308-00 EXP WILLAMETTE FALLS LAMPREY STUDY WS
Project Number:
Title:
Willamette Falls Lamprey Escapement Estimate
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Lower Columbia Willamette 100.00%
Contract Number:
85064
Contract Title:
2008-308-00 EXP WILLAMETTE FALLS LAMPREY STUDY WS
Contract Continuation:
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81763: 2008-308-00 EXP WILLAMETTE FALLS LAMPREY STUDY (WS)
  • 87665: 2008-308-00 EXP WILLAMETTE FALLS LAMPREY STUDY
Contract Status:
Issued
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.  Little is known about factors limiting production in CRB tributaries.  Due to declining abundance of lamprey in the Columbia River, harvest has been limited, with the primary collection location for the four Treaty Tribes (Warm Springs, Yakama, Umatilla, and Nez Perce) at Willamette Falls on the Willamette River (Rkm 42.6) in Oregon City.  Declining lamprey populations are of primary concern to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation, Oregon (CTWSRO) due to their high cultural and environmental value.  Once a staple food in winter, and present at ceremonies, lamprey is often absent due to lack of availability.  Despite the cultural significance of this fishery, the first estimate of adult escapement in the Willamette River was in 2010 and occurred as a result of this study.  Prior to this estimate, harvest had been the only indicator of trends in abundance.  Harvest rates are poor indicators of abundance because they vary greatly due to increased catch regulations and restrictions.   Changes in Oregon fishing regulations promoted greater protection for Willamette River Pacific Lamprey.  Commercial harvest on Pacific lamprey at Willamette Falls ceased in 2002 and use of Pacific lamprey for bait was banned in 2005.  Currently, harvest at Willamette Falls is primarily conducted by tribes.  This project estimates escapement of lamprey through fish ladders at Willamette Falls, is working towards quantifying escapement over the “horseshoe” portion of the falls, including the historic fishway, and conducts creel surveys to document harvest.  Data collected, including lamprey escapement and harvest, are intended to provide population status and trends for federal, state, and tribal resource managers and to help protect fishing opportunities at Willamette Falls for tribes that may be restricted as result from lack of data to demonstrate adequate escapement.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2020
Contract End Date:
03/31/2021
Current Contract Value:
$195,791
Expenditures:
$172,296

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

BPA CO:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Coop
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
Ensure environmental compliance requirements are complete A: 165. Complete Environmental Compliance Requirements 03/31/2021 03/31/2021
Install HDX antenna and camera in old fishway B: 157. Install video cameras for lamprey ramps and the old fishway and HDX antenna in old fishway 03/31/2021 03/31/2021
Deliverable: An accessible, error-checked data set with metadata C: 162. Video review for lamprey recorded passing old fishway and lamprey ramps 03/31/2021
Capture, Mark, Inspect Lamprey and Operate HDX Array(s) at Willamette Falls E: 157. Collect and examine lamprey to calculate adult escapement 03/31/2021 03/31/2021
Willamette Falls Pacific Lamprey Technical Working Group (WFPLTWG) M: 191. Participate in Willamette Falls Pacific Lamprey Technical Working Group (WFPLTWG) 03/31/2021 03/31/2021
manage project N: 119. Manage Project 03/31/2021 03/31/2021
Completed Annual Report for CY 2019 O: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 03/31/2021
Completed Annual Report P: 132. Submit Progress Report for the period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 03/31/2021

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Lamprey, Pacific (Entosphenus tridentata)
  • 5 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 4 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Complete Environmental Compliance Requirements
B 157 Install video cameras for lamprey ramps and the old fishway and HDX antenna in old fishway 10/06/2020
C 162 Video review for lamprey recorded passing old fishway and lamprey ramps
D 157 Install HDX antenna arrays in Abernethy Creek 10/06/2020
E 157 Collect and examine lamprey to calculate adult escapement 10/06/2020
F 162 Analyze PIT tag detections from antenna arrays in WFFL, old fishway, and Abernethy Creek
G 158 HDX tag adult Pacific lamprey at Willamette Falls 10/06/2020
H 156 Collect tissue samples from ammocoetes near tributary mouths and rearing habitats in the mainstem Willamette River downstream of Willamette Falls 10/06/2020
I 157 Conduct creel surveys 10/06/2020
J 162 Record and Report Harvest
K 157 Collect tissue samples from ammocoetes 10/06/2020
L 162 Analysis of tissue samples from larval lamprey
M 191 Participate in Willamette Falls Pacific Lamprey Technical Working Group (WFPLTWG)
N 119 Manage Project
O 132 Submit Progress Report for the period January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019
P 132 Submit Progress Report for the period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
Q 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA