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Project Summary

Project 2003-065-00 - Bull Trout In Bonneville Reservoir
Project Number:
2003-065-00
Title:
Bull Trout In Bonneville Reservoir
Summary:
Joint operations with Yakama Nation to determine and evaluate anadromous salmon and bull trout population baselines within Klickitat River.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
2003
Ending FY:
2009
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Gorge Klickitat 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Bass, Largemouth
Bass, Smallmouth
Carp, Common
Catfish
Chinook - All Populations
Coho - Unspecified Population
Crappie, Black
Other Resident
Perch, Yellow
Pikeminnow, Northern
Shad, American
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS
Steelhead - Snake River DPS
Trout, Bull
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Klickitat River Subbasin (Klickitat Subbasin Plan, 2004).

Figure Name: Figures Appendix-Figure 2

Document ID: P103326

Document: Determine the Origin, Movements, and Relative Abundance of Bull Trout in Bonneville Reservoir

Page Number: 143

Project: 2003-065-00

Contract: 26628

Location of Lyle Falls #5 Fish Ladder on the Klickitat River.

Figure Name: Figures Appendix-Figure 3

Document ID: P103326

Document: Determine the Origin, Movements, and Relative Abundance of Bull Trout in Bonneville Reservoir

Page Number: 144

Project: 2003-065-00

Contract: 26628

Drano Lake backwater impoundment located at the mouth of the Little White Salmon River, Columbia River Mile 163.

Figure Name: Figures Appendix-Figure 4

Document ID: P103326

Document: Determine the Origin, Movements, and Relative Abundance of Bull Trout in Bonneville Reservoir

Page Number: 145

Project: 2003-065-00

Contract: 26628

Individual Merwin Trap locations within Drano Lake, 2006.

Figure Name: Figures Appendix-Figure 7

Document ID: P103326

Document: Determine the Origin, Movements, and Relative Abundance of Bull Trout in Bonneville Reservoir

Page Number: 148

Project: 2003-065-00

Contract: 26628

Water flow thresholds at Lyle Falls fish ladder. Top left picture flows are 3,670 cfs (2/7/06); Top right picture flows are 4,240 cfs (1/13/06); Bottom center picture flows are 10,700cfs (1/11/06).

Figure Name: Figures Appendix-Figure 11a

Document ID: P103326

Document: Determine the Origin, Movements, and Relative Abundance of Bull Trout in Bonneville Reservoir

Page Number: 152

Project: 2003-065-00

Contract: 26628

Water flow thresholds at Lyle Falls fish ladder. Top left picture flows are 3,670 cfs (2/7/06); Top right picture flows are 4,240 cfs (1/13/06); Bottom center picture flows are 10,700cfs (1/11/06).

Figure Name: Figures Appendix-Figure 11b

Document ID: P103326

Document: Determine the Origin, Movements, and Relative Abundance of Bull Trout in Bonneville Reservoir

Page Number: 152

Project: 2003-065-00

Contract: 26628

Water flow thresholds at Lyle Falls fish ladder. Top left picture flows are 3,670 cfs (2/7/06); Top right picture flows are 4,240 cfs (1/13/06); Bottom center picture flows are 10,700cfs (1/11/06).

Figure Name: Figures Appendix-Figure 11c

Document ID: P103326

Document: Determine the Origin, Movements, and Relative Abundance of Bull Trout in Bonneville Reservoir

Page Number: 152

Project: 2003-065-00

Contract: 26628

Drano Lake Merwin Trap sites 1-3, April through June, 2006.

Figure Name: Figures Appendix-Figure 12

Document ID: P103326

Document: Determine the Origin, Movements, and Relative Abundance of Bull Trout in Bonneville Reservoir

Page Number: 153

Project: 2003-065-00

Contract: 26628

Sampling quadrants within Drano Lake where small-mesh gillnets were deployed during April – June, 2006.

Figure Name: Figures Appendix-Figure 13

Document ID: P103326

Document: Determine the Origin, Movements, and Relative Abundance of Bull Trout in Bonneville Reservoir

Page Number: 154

Project: 2003-065-00

Contract: 26628

Bull trout capture location during 2006 methodology evaluations within Drano Lake, WA.

Figure Name: Figures Appendix-Figure 14

Document ID: P103326

Document: Determine the Origin, Movements, and Relative Abundance of Bull Trout in Bonneville Reservoir

Page Number: 155

Project: 2003-065-00

Contract: 26628

Presumed bull trout distribution within the Klickitat River Subbasin.

Figure Name: Figures Appendix-Figure 15

Document ID: P103326

Document: Determine the Origin, Movements, and Relative Abundance of Bull Trout in Bonneville Reservoir

Page Number: 156

Project: 2003-065-00

Contract: 26628


Summary of Budgets

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Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2018 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2019 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2020 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Sep-2018

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2019
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
There are no project cost share contributions to show.
Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2008 $0 0 %
2007 $0 0 %

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
22537 SOW Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) 2003-065-00 BULL TROUT ASSESSMENTS IN BONNEVILLE RESERVOIR History $286,236 3/1/2005 - 2/28/2006
26628 SOW Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) 2003-065-00 EXP BULL TROUT IN BONNEVILLE RESERV. History $363,160 3/1/2006 - 9/30/2007



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):3
Completed:3
On time:3
Status Reports
Completed:9
On time:8
Avg Days Early:8

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
16701 22537, 26628 2003-065-00 BULL TROUT IN BONNEVILLE RESERVOIR Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) 03/2004 03/2004 History 9 26 0 1 0 27 96.30% 0
Project Totals 9 26 0 1 0 27 96.30% 0


The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2003-065-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2003-065-00
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: Population baseline M&E for salmon/bull trout in the Klickitat River; fishery managers authorize/required; need confirmation that cost share is sufficient.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2003-065-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2003-065-00
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: 2003-065-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2003-065-00 - Bull Trout In Bonneville Reservoir
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:
The information that this project would collect is important to evaluations of hatchery, habitat, and harvest management in the Klickitat subbasin (see ISRP's comments on M&E and the Master Plan review). However, the ISRP recommends that this work be incorporated within the M&E project (199506335) because there is so much overlap. The recommendation is also to monitor bull trout by coincidental capture, building the information base over time. If there is some small amount of work that is essential and should not be included in project 199506335, the sponsors should clearly identify and justify those objectives and work elements and explain why these cannot be included in the M&E project (199506335).

In the original proposal the problem of monitoring anadromous salmonid and bull trout movements between Bonneville Reservoir and Klickitat River was well explained. The idea that baseline data are needed to assess future activities is sound. The objectives were defined but not necessarily measurable. Furthermore, it was not clear how the objectives were tied to the subbasin plan. The proposal stated that biological objectives specific to species were not adopted due to insufficient data and the lack of confidence within the planning committee to identify adequate quantitative measures. The work elements needed to be more adequately described. The monitoring and evaluation provisions had not been developed.

The original proposal also described limited success over several years in trapping bull trout at Drano Lake. It is not clear that methods have been devised to increase the chances of success, so it appears unlikely to yield substantial new information. This is a difficult task, no doubt, but several years more would seem to have little chance of success.

In response to the ISRP review the sponsors reduced the number of objectives from five to two. Objective 1 is designed to support a baseline database to fill data gaps for both anadromous salmonid and bull trout populations. Objective 2 focuses on communication and handling protocols for future bull trout captures.

The revised narrative indicates the importance of this work to several projects within the Klickitat subbasin. An awareness of the need for population abundance and run timing information was made clear. In time, a much clearer picture of the recruitment of salmonids within the subbasin will emerge, and this should guide management decisions. The first results from mark-recapture studies, which provided valid and useable information, indicated that modifications to Lyle Falls may not be necessary for adequate fish passage, but that more efficient adult sampling, enumeration and broodstock collection may still be required. The abundance information is critical to the YKFP program and 198811535 (Planning), as well as to 199506335 (M&E). Nonetheless, little information was presented to convince reviewers that success in bull trout capture and sampling would increase substantially and effectively. Only a few captures might be expected. However, statistically valid population estimates of other species and run timing information indicates advantages in continuation; bull trout capture and sampling would be coincidental to this work, but at low capture and recapture rates. A review of tagging methodologies may also be necessary.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2003-065-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2003-065-00 - Bull Trout In Bonneville Reservoir
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Steven Gray (Inactive) Project Lead Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Sarah Branum (Inactive) Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Janice Jackson Supervisor Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Nancy Weintraub (Inactive) Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration