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Project Summary

Project 1995-028-00 - Assessment Of Fishery Improvement
Project Number:
1995-028-00
Title:
Assessment Of Fishery Improvement
Summary:
Recent findings lead us to believe predatory birds may be impacting the resident fishery of lakes within the Columbia Basin including Moses Lake and potentially anadromous fishes within the Mainstem Columbia.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
1996
Ending FY:
2011
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Crab 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Bass, Largemouth
Bass, Smallmouth
Burbot
Freshwater Mussels
Kokanee
OBSOLETE-Carp, Common
OBSOLETE-Catfish
OBSOLETE-Crappie, Black
OBSOLETE-Crappie, White
OBSOLETE-Perch, Yellow
OBSOLETE-Pikeminnow, Northern
OBSOLETE-Trout, Brown
OBSOLETE-Trout, Lake
OBSOLETE-Walleye
Sturgeon, White - All Populations except Kootenai R. DPS
Trout, Brook
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Wildlife
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 100.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Spatial GIS overlay of the 4 sections and corresponding sites for Moses Lake, Washington.

Figure Name: Figure 1

Document ID: 00029385-2

Document: Moses Lake Fishery Restoration Project

Page Number: 11

Project: 1995-028-00

Contract: 29385

Larval fish sampler used on Moses Lake, Washington.

Figure Name: Figure 6

Document ID: 00029385-2

Document: Moses Lake Fishery Restoration Project

Page Number: 22

Project: 1995-028-00

Contract: 29385

Straight post of quick release system used to sample larval fishes on Moses Lake, Washington.

Figure Name: Figure 7

Document ID: 00029385-2

Document: Moses Lake Fishery Restoration Project

Page Number: 22

Project: 1995-028-00

Contract: 29385

Cotter pin of quick release system used to sample larval fishes on Moses Lake, Washington.

Figure Name: Figure 8

Document ID: 00029385-2

Document: Moses Lake Fishery Restoration Project

Page Number: 22

Project: 1995-028-00

Contract: 29385


Summary of Budgets

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Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2016 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2017 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2018 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Aug-2017

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2009 0 %
FY2008 0 %
FY2007 0 %
Fiscal Year Cost Share Partner Total Proposed
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Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
19746 SOW Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) 1995-028-00 MOSES LAKE FISH REHAB History $242,571 9/27/2004 - 9/30/2005
24306 SOW Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) 1995-028-00 EXP MOSES LAKE FISH REHAB History $222,681 10/1/2005 - 9/30/2006
29385 SOW Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) 199502800 EXP MOSES LAKE FISHERY REHAB History $110,718 10/1/2006 - 3/31/2007



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):3
Completed:0
On time:0
Status Reports
Completed:7
On time:2
Avg Days Late:45

Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
6320 19746, 24306, 29385 1995-028-00 MOSES LAKE FISHERY REHAB Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) 08/2001 08/2001 History 7 5 14 0 4 23 82.61% 0
Project Totals 7 5 14 0 4 23 82.61% 0


Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1995-028-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1995-028-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 3 - Does not appear reasonable
Comment: Avian predation RME on off-site lake; focus appears to be mostly addressing resident fishery concerns; connection to FCRPS impacts unclear; WDFW authorized/required to evaluate; needs cost share review.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1995-028-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1995-028-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1995-028-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1995-028-00 - Assessment Of Fishery Improvement
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Does Not Meet Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
In the response, the project sponsor has not sufficiently altered the proposal or addressed the core concerns in the ISRP's assessment with sufficient detail to warrant a re-evaluation or change in recommendation. This is still an essentially new research project with a different focus than the previous fishery studies at Moses Lake. The proposed project will look at the effects of avian predation on Moses Lake and how these predators may travel and utilize the resources of the mainstem Columbia River. Although quantifying bird predation on salmonids is suggested in the Lower Columbia River Subbasin plan, it is neither part of the history of this project nor a part of the Crab Creek Subbasin plan. Existing data and activities already taking place by WDFW indicate that avian predators are known to be a problem in Moses Lake. It is not clear that determining the relative importance of juvenile salmon and other fishes in the diets of the avian predators utilizing Moses Lake is necessary prior to implementation of avian predator control activities.

The ISRP's preliminary comments from June 1, 2006:

This is, in reality, a new project. The proposal uses an ongoing project number but is essentially new. The title is new, and the work proposed was never mentioned in the original scope of work.

This proposal is inadequate in several respects and does provide confidence that this would be a successful project. There is an inadequate match to subbasin objectives. The literature review is fairly restricted and does not make a convincing case for avian control. Numerous relevant studies were not referenced: for example, Antolos, M., Roby, D. D., Lyons, D. E.; Collis, K.,Evans, A.F. Hawbecker, M., and B.A.Ryan.2005 Caspian tern predation on juvenile salmonids in the mid-Columbia River Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 134:466-480.

The presence of mergansers and cormorants is indicative that forage fish are available and being consumed. A useful estimate of consumption would be generated quickly based upon a few metrics from the literature. The important issues involve the determination of (1) are "too many" fish being consumed, and (2) if so, what could be done that is effective and acceptable to the community. The proposal does not satisfactorily describe possible courses of action needed to deal with either of these issues.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1995-028-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1995-028-00 - Assessment Of Fishery Improvement
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Gregory Baesler (Inactive) Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Dave Burgess (Inactive) Project Lead Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
David Byrnes (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration