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Project Summary

Project 1996-021-00 - Gas Bubble Disease Monitoring
Project Number:
1996-021-00
Title:
Gas Bubble Disease Monitoring
Summary:
In the mid 1990s, regional managers decided to spill water at hydropower dams in the Snake and Columbia rivers to provide an alter rout of passage. Concerns arose that gas-supersaturated water resulting from spill might cause gas bubble disease (GBD), which would kill or impair juvenile salmon. This project began in 1996 to help answer some of these questions. After developing and validating a nonlethal method for detecting signs of in emigrating salmonids, the project was instrumental in addressing some critical uncertainties about the effects of GBD on disease and predator avoidance, and the importance of migration depth in the prevention of GBD. Since 2000 the project has provide technical assistance to the Smolt Monitoring Program to insure proper monitoring for GBD in emigrating salmonids.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
US Geological Survey (USGS) (Govt - Federal)
Starting FY:
1997
Ending FY:
2012
BPA PM:
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Purpose:
Hydrosystem
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Salmonids
Chinook - All Populations
Chum - Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU (threatened)
Coho - Unspecified Population
Sockeye - All Populations
Steelhead - All Populations
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
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) $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 30-Apr-2017

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2012 0 %
FY2011 0 %
FY2010 0 %
FY2009 0 %
FY2008 0 %
FY2007 0 %
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No Current Contracts




Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):7
Completed:7
On time:7
Status Reports
Completed:25
On time:13
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
4728 20964, 24486, 29444, 34413, 39214, 44451, 50101 1996-021-00 GAS BUBBLE TRAUMA MONITORING & RESEARCH OF JUV SALMON US Geological Survey (USGS) 04/2001 04/2001 Closed 25 18 0 0 0 18 100.00% 0
Project Totals 25 18 0 0 0 18 100.00% 0


Review: RME / AP Category Review

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 1996-021-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 1996-021-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1996-021-00
Completed Date: None
2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Rating: Supports 2008 FCRPS BiOp
Comments: BiOp Workgroup Comments: No BiOp Workgroup comments

The BiOp RM&E Workgroups made the following determinations regarding the proposal's ability or need to support BiOp Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) RPAs. If you have questions regarding these RPA association conclusions, please contact your BPA COTR and they will help clarify, or they will arrange further discussion with the appropriate RM&E Workgroup Leads. BiOp RPA associations for the proposed work are: (53.3)
All Questionable RPA Associations ( ) and
All Deleted RPA Associations (53.2)
Proponent Response:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1996-021-00-ISRP-20101015
Project: 1996-021-00 - Gas Bubble Disease Monitoring
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1996-021-00
Completed Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
Examination of migrating salmonid smolts for signs of gas bubble disease continues to be a necessary component of the Smolt Monitoring Program at FCRHS dams. Standardized methods for scoring the severity of gas bubble disease were developed in the early years of this project and described in reports and referred publications. The present activity consists of training Smolt Monitoring Program personnel in the use of these methods. This training has been provided each year since 1999.

The proposal could be improved by providing information on the nature and duration of the training and on the number of personnel trained annually. Is training done at each smolt monitoring program facility, or is a training course held at the USGS laboratory? Is a syllabus provided to trainees? Are trainees tested to ensure competence in using the methods they have been taught? This information should be included in future proposals.
First Round ISRP Date: 10/18/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:
Examination of migrating salmonid smolts for signs of gas bubble disease continues to be a necessary component of the Smolt Monitoring Program at FCRHS dams. Standardized methods for scoring the severity of gas bubble disease were developed in the early years of this project and described in reports and referred publications. The present activity consists of training Smolt Monitoring Program personnel in the use of these methods. This training has been provided each year since 1999.

The proposal could be improved by providing information on the nature and duration of the training and on the number of personnel trained annually. Is training done at each smolt monitoring program facility, or is a training course held at the USGS laboratory? Is a syllabus provided to trainees? Are trainees tested to ensure competence in using the methods they have been taught? This information should be included in future proposals.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1996-021-00-NPCC-20110121
Project: 1996-021-00 - Gas Bubble Disease Monitoring
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-1996-021-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments: Implement through FY 2016 under project number 198712700: Fish Passage Center (Smolt Monitoring Program).
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1996-021-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1996-021-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Gas bubble monitoring; not clear if only at FCRPS. If not, then other entities authorized/required (e.g., Mid Columbia PUDs) for at least a portion. Upon review, BPA confirms that this is for the FCRPS, so rating changed from a "3" to a "1."

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1996-021-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1996-021-00
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: 1996-021-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1996-021-00 - Gas Bubble Disease Monitoring
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
Monitoring of smolts for gas bubble disease is an essential activity in the Columbia River basin. This is an ongoing project that has obvious ties to subbasin plans, regional programs, and other research projects. The methods proposed for this project have been employed for many years and are adequate for detecting gas bubble disease. This project has achieved very useful results in the past, and the investigators did a good job of communicating the results in project reports and peer-reviewed publications.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1996-021-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1996-021-00 - Gas Bubble Disease Monitoring
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Need to revisit prior to expiration of state water quality waivers (review during fall 07). States of Or and Wa require this work.

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Alec Maule (Inactive) Project Lead US Geological Survey (USGS)
Mary Haight Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Peter Lofy Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Elizabeth Gordon Administrative Contact US Geological Survey (USGS)