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Project Summary

Project 1996-019-00 - Data Access in Real Time (DART)
Project Number:
1996-019-00
Title:
Data Access in Real Time (DART)
Summary:
The second-tier database and World Wide Web services described in this scope of work are collectively known as DART (Data Access in Real Time). DART provides direct and timely public access to integrated Columbia Basin environmental, operational, fishery, riverine, ocean and climactic data resources for sound management of the Columbia Basin resources and hydrosystem by federal, state, public and private entities.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
University of Washington (Edu)
Starting FY:
1997
Ending FY:
2018
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Purpose:
Hydrosystem
Emphasis:
Data Management
Focal Species:
Bass, Smallmouth
Chinook - All Populations
Chinook - Deschutes River Summer/Fall ESU
Chinook - Lower Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Chinook - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU (threatened)
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (threatened)
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU (endangered)
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
Chinook - Upper Willamette River ESU (threatened)
Chum - Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Coho - Unspecified Population
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - All Anadromous Populations
Cutthroat Trout, Coastal - Resident Populations
Cutthroat Trout, Lahontan (threatened)
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Cutthroat Trout, Yellowstone
Lamprey, Pacific
Lamprey, River
Lamprey, Western Brook
OBSOLETE-Catfish
OBSOLETE-Pikeminnow, Northern
OBSOLETE-Walleye
Shad, American
Sockeye - All Populations
Sockeye - Lake Wenatchee ESU
Sockeye - Okanogan River ESU
Sockeye - Snake River ESU (endangered)
Steelhead - All Populations
Steelhead - Lower Columbia River DPS (threatened)
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS (threatened)
Steelhead - Snake River DPS (threatened)
Steelhead - Upper Columbia River DPS (threatened)
Steelhead - Upper Willamette River DPS (threatened)
Sturgeon, Green
Sturgeon, White - All Populations except Kootenai R. DPS
Sturgeon, White - Lower Columbia River
Trout, Brook
Trout, Bull (threatened)
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None

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Summary of Budgets

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Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2016 (Previous) $293,938 $293,938 $293,938 $293,938 $269,625

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $293,938 $293,938 $293,938 $269,625
FY2017 (Current) $293,938 $293,938 $293,938 $293,938 $284,288

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $293,938 $293,938 $293,938 $284,288
FY2018 (Next) $293,938 $293,938 $293,938 $293,938 $0

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $293,938 $293,938 $293,938 $0

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

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2016 - FY2018)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2016 Expense $293,938 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY16 Initial Planning Budgets - Expense 05/22/2015
FY2017 Expense $293,938 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY17 SOY Budgets 06/02/2016
FY2018 Expense $293,938 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY18 SOY Budgets 07/17/2017

Pending Budget Decision?  No


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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
74102 SOW University of Washington 1996-019-00 EXP DATA ACCESS IN REAL TIME (DART) Issued $293,938 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):13
Completed:12
On time:12
Status Reports
Completed:49
On time:22
Avg Days Late:4

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
4124 20318, 28555, 34572, 38969, 44402, 49069, 54439, 58849, 62696, 66634, 70375, 74102 1996-019-00 SECOND TIER DATABASE SUPPORT University of Washington 03/2001 03/2001 Pending 49 72 5 0 0 77 100.00% 0
Project Totals 49 72 5 0 0 77 100.00% 0


Review: Resident Fish, Regional Coordination, and Data Management Category Review

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1996-019-00-ISRP-20120215
Project: 1996-019-00 - Data Access in Real Time (DART)
Review: Resident Fish, Regional Coordination, and Data Management Category Review
Proposal Number: RESCAT-1996-019-00
Completed Date: 4/16/2012
Final Round ISRP Date: 4/3/2012
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
First Round ISRP Date: 2/8/2012
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:

1. Purpose: Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

DART provides an important and useful Tier 2 database, data repository, web-based data reporting and analysis services. The proposal provides evidence that DART is used daily by a number of organizations, including the Action Agencies, NOAA, State Agencies, and Tribes.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management (ISRP Review of Results)

For the past 6 years, DART annually delivers 400,000-600,000 database query results. DART provides analysis capabilities for evaluating water and fishery status and management actions for a real-time look into the current status of the resource and provides access to potential early warning triggers on a daily basis.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions for Type of Work (hatchery, RME, tagging)

DART is the primary publicly accessible repository for a number of projects in the region including the Adult Anadromous Fish Radiotelemetry Project (1996-2004), the cooperative Mid Columbia Status for Juvenile and Adult Salmon, and adult passage counts from Chelan and Grant County PUDs as well as the Tumwater and Zosel dams.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Deliverables, work elements, metrics, and methods were presented.

Modified by Dal Marsters on 4/16/2012 8:47:15 PM.
Documentation Links:
Review: Proposals for New FCRPS BiOp work (FY10-July)
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1996-019-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1996-019-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: DART database management with additional analytical functions addressing FCRPS operational questions.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1996-019-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1996-019-00
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: 1996-019-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1996-019-00 - Data Access in Real Time (DART)
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This is an exemplary proposal among the database projects, for a project that appears to provide products of widespread use and value. The project title should be probably be changed, however, to reflect the fact that this is DART enhanced with additional analytical functions. The primary significance to regional programs is to the Power Act sections requiring improved passage survival and flows. The proposal includes excellent M&E.

The proposal presents a brief but clear background on the utility of the second-tier database provided by this project, although the ultimate value of this data to fish management is not explicitly described. A clear rationale is provided for the need for the integrated environmental data and fish passage data and analysis provided by DART. Detailed lists of the analyses provided by DART are included, as well as a number of analyses for which data and analytical assistance was provided.

The project's history is described in an excellent interpretive narrative on actions tied to their accomplishments, the process of their evolution and the reasons why. It discusses the types of internal monitoring performed through post-season analysis of passage predictions. A figure of monthly usage from 1998-2005 is provided, as well as a list of entities using DART between 2004-2005, and the number of hosts served by season. Less clear, however, is how useful this information has been to all the regional entities that tapped it. Also, how is this information accessed? Are the raw data they capture and make available checked for accuracy? Are DART analyses peer-reviewed? Have their second-tier databases been used effectively for adaptive management?

A new element includes absorbing some of the routine analysis function of the Fish Passage Center. Part of the proposal is to continue the Fish Passage Consortium, a group of PNW university faculty with expertise in fish passage issues. The Council and Bonneville will need to specifically distinguish which work elements should be funded to fulfill the tasks of the FPC, if the FPC is not funded. There always has been some overlap with FPC, DART and NOAA, but the ISRP has considered this a value added to the program rather than redundant.

A long list of measurable objectives relate to the reporting and analysis functions of DART as well as newly added functions. These relate to provision of information to managers to analyze proposed hydro operations on fish (pre-season), tracking fish passage (in-season), and measuring the effect of the hydrosystem on fish (post-season). Fourteen objectives are listed. Methods are presented in detail with an explanatory background section.

M&E is built into this project throughout. In the last review the ISRP recommended that the next proposal from this sponsor should include an evaluative summary of usage that indicates the distribution of use across different types of users and products, the details of a plan for how DART assesses demand for current and new products, the type of outreach that is done to assess demand, and methods used to inform and expand the user base. The sponsors have responded to this recommendation in their project operations, the results of which are reported in this proposal. The amount, distribution, and type of use are monitored quarterly for potential improvement in services. Post-season evaluations of pre-season predictions are conducted on a routine basis. Services are reviewed at the end of the year in a series of regional meetings to identify areas of needed modification. The project has excellent provisions for information transfer of data, analysis, support services, and for adaptive modification of information transfer practices on the basis of feedback.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1996-019-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1996-019-00 - Data Access in Real Time (DART)
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Christine Petersen Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Jason Sweet (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Jim Anderson Project Lead University of Washington
Susannah Iltis Technical Contact University of Washington