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Project Summary

Project 2005-002-00 - Lower Granite Dam Adult Trap Operations
Project Number:
2005-002-00
Title:
Lower Granite Dam Adult Trap Operations
Summary:
Collection and sampling of adult salmonids at Lower Granite Dam is an integral part of many studies. Past operation of the adult trap has been conducted primarily by NOAA Fisheries staff, in cooperation with other agencies. The demands on use of the Lower Granite Dam adult trap have increased in recent years, and are expected to increase. Current uses of the adult trap include fall Chinook broodstock collection, run-reconstruction sampling, sampling of PIT-tagged fish from transportation studies to determine life history type (reservoir or ocean type migrant) for fish with known passage histories (i.e, transported, bypassed as a subyearling, bypassed as a yearling, or never detected), radio telemetry studies (both tagging and tag removal at the adult trap), and PIT tagging of wild adult steelhead and wild adult Chinook to assess the efficacy of using of using genetic stock identification (GSI) and PIT tags to estimate the population characteristics of naturally produced steelhead and Chinook salmon. Operation of the Lower Granite Dam adult trap will provide significant biological benefits for the Snake River fall Chinook ESU, and continued operation of the trap is a proposed action in the federal Action Agencies' 2004 Final Updated Proposed Action and an offsite artificial propagation measure in NOAA Fisheries 2004 Remand Biological Opinion on operation of the FCRPS.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Govt - Federal)
Starting FY:
2005
Ending FY:
2019
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Purpose:
Artificial Production
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Chinook - All Populations
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU
Coho - Unspecified Population
Sockeye - Snake River ESU
Steelhead - All Populations
Steelhead - Snake River DPS
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 *
FY2018 (Previous) $404,292 $447,053 $447,053 $447,053 $431,459

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $447,053 $447,053 $447,053 $431,459
FY2019 (Current) $479,770 $460,070 $460,070 $267,027

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $466,753 $447,587 $447,587 $259,782
General - Within Year $13,017 $12,483 $12,483 $7,245
FY2020 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

General - Within Year $0 $0 $0 $0
BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $0 $0 $0 $0
Capital 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 31-Mar-2019

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2018 - FY2020)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2018 Expense $404,292 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY18 SOY Upload 07/21/2017
FY2018 Expense $42,761 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) ISEMP Transfer 10/06/2017
FY2019 Expense $466,753 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) Nov 30th SOY Transfers 12/07/2018
FY2019 Expense $13,017 From: General - Within Year PIT Tag Readers 12/20/2018

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
2012 (Draft)
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
* "Total Contracted Amount" column includes contracted amount from both capital and expense components of the contract.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Total Contracted Amount Dates
46273 REL 124 SOW National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2005-002-00 EXP LWR GRANITE DAM ADULT TRAP O&M Issued $404,292 1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017
46273 REL 140 SOW National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2005-002-00 EXP LWR GRANITE DAM ADULT TRAP IMPROV Issued $447,053 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
BPA-010802 Bonneville Power Administration PIT Tag Readers - Lower Granite Adult Trap Operations Active $13,017 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019
46273 REL 158 SOW National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2005-002-00 EXP LWR GRANITE DAM ADULT TRAP IMPROV Issued $447,053 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):15
Completed:12
On time:12
Status Reports
Completed:66
On time:35
Avg Days Late:3

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
21787 REL 1 21787 REL 10 200500200 - LOWER GRANITE DAM ADULT TRAP IMPROVEMENTS US Army Corps of Engineers (COE) 03/2005 03/2005 Closed 12 8 0 0 4 12 66.67% 0
23246 24333, 29545, 35039, 39013, 44314, 46273 REL 16, 46273 REL 33, 46273 REL 50, 46273 REL 70, 46273 REL 91, 46273 REL 109, 46273 REL 124, 46273 REL 140, 46273 REL 158 200500200 EXP LWR GRANITE DAM AD TRAP OPERATION National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 07/2005 07/2005 Issued 54 67 11 0 5 83 93.98% 0
BPA-010802 PIT Tag Readers - Lower Granite Adult Trap Operations Bonneville Power Administration 10/2018 10/2018 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 66 75 11 0 9 95 90.53% 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: 2019-2021 Mainstem/Program Support

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2005-002-00-ISRP-20190404
Project: 2005-002-00 - Lower Granite Dam Adult Trap Operations
Review: 2019-2021 Mainstem/Program Support
Proposal Number: NPCC19-2005-002-00
Completed Date: None
First Round ISRP Date: 4/4/2019
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:

Comment:

The ISRP encourages the proponents to investigate (1) solutions to the problem of longholding times that increase prespawn mortality and (2) ways to minimize the impact of American shad at Lower Granite Dam.

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

This project continues to make valuable contributions to the region. This proposal requests support to continue operating the Lower Granite Dam adult trap to provide information to managers on age class structure, wild/hatchery proportions, predator and harvest wounds and other data that are useful to manage restoration programs. Operating the adult trap also provides access to returning adult fall Chinook, coho, and sockeye to obtain adults for hatchery and recovery program needs. Data collected are used by several agencies and tribes. Data that benefit other projects are uploaded several times a day and available in near-real time.

The technical background describing how adults are diverted into the trap holding area is adequately explained. Improvements to the data collection system are briefly described in the proposal.

2. Results and Adaptive Management

Scales from returning PIT-tagged fall Chinook salmon are collected to better understand their life history diversity. These data indicate that a large percentage of returning adults each year are yearling or reservoir type migrants. These results have led to the design of other research projects such as transport studies, overwintering telemetry studies, and otolith microchemistry studies.

3. Methods: Project Relationships, Work Types, and Deliverables

Project relationships involving broodstock collection, transport studies, and run reconstruction are mentioned. The proposal mentions that the Lower Granite Dam is the best location for examining the physical effects on adults resulting from passage through the downstream hydropower system. No mention is made of how these data are used. Similarly, adult passage times through the ladder are monitored for the effects of the trapping facility on passage, but it is not clear what is done with this information. More details are needed in future proposals.

The importance of the facility continues to increase with the focus on improved monitoring to better understand the impact of hydrosystem operations, or actions that impact fish, while also taking account of mainstem habitat research and the effects of climate change.

Documentation Links:
Review: RME / AP Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2005-002-00-NPCC-20110121
Project: 2005-002-00 - Lower Granite Dam Adult Trap Operations
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-2005-002-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Implement through FY 2016.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2005-002-00-ISRP-20101015
Project: 2005-002-00 - Lower Granite Dam Adult Trap Operations
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2005-002-00
Completed Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This project has proven its value in the past, and its continuation is certainly justified. The importance of the facility continues to increase, especially with the escalation of the number and scope of upper basin PIT tag studies. The project is thoroughly, logically, and concisely explained.

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

This proposal is requesting continued support to run the adult collection trap at Lower Granite Dam. It is straight forward in its goals and objectives and outlines a valuable activity that should continue to provide important information on adults and brood fish for hatcheries in the process. This trapping project serves other programs. It has clear and diverse significance to them.

Project objectives are to provide information (data) and to provide broodstock to groups and agencies. From the proposal: “Collection and sampling of adult salmonids at Lower Granite Dam is an integral part of many studies. Past operation of the adult trap has been conducted primarily by NOAA Fisheries staff, in cooperation with other agencies. The demands on use of the Lower Granite Dam adult trap have increased in recent years, and are expected to increase in future years. Current uses of the adult trap include fall Chinook broodstock collection, run-reconstruction sampling, sampling of PIT-tagged fish from transportation studies to determine life history type (reservoir- or ocean-type migrant) for PIT tagged fish with known passage histories (i.e., transported, bypassed as a subyearling, bypassed as a yearling, or never detected), radio telemetry studies (both tagging and tag removal at the adult trap), PIT tagging of wild adult steelhead and wild adult Chinook to assess the efficacy of using genetic stock identification (GSI) and PIT tags to estimate the population characteristics of naturally produced steelhead and Chinook salmon, and starting in 2010, collection of sockeye salmon broodstock.”

The background for the project has been clearly stated.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management

The history of the activity and its accomplishments has been clearly described. The data obtained are changing management decisions at several levels. Reviewers commend project staff for their continued involvement with scientific publications. The project is clearly of value.

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

There is a clear and close working relationship between this project and a variety of other entities/projects within the region.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Deliverables and metrics associated with the work plan are clearly delineated.
First Round ISRP Date: 10/18/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:
This project has proven its value in the past, and its continuation is certainly justified. The importance of the facility continues to increase, especially with the escalation of the number and scope of upper basin PIT tag studies. The project is thoroughly, logically, and concisely explained.

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

This proposal is requesting continued support to run the adult collection trap at Lower Granite Dam. It is straight forward in its goals and objectives and outlines a valuable activity that should continue to provide important information on adults and brood fish for hatcheries in the process. This trapping project serves other programs. It has clear and diverse significance to them.

Project objectives are to provide information (data) and to provide broodstock to groups and agencies. From the proposal: “Collection and sampling of adult salmonids at Lower Granite Dam is an integral part of many studies. Past operation of the adult trap has been conducted primarily by NOAA Fisheries staff, in cooperation with other agencies. The demands on use of the Lower Granite Dam adult trap have increased in recent years, and are expected to increase in future years. Current uses of the adult trap include fall Chinook broodstock collection, run-reconstruction sampling, sampling of PIT-tagged fish from transportation studies to determine life history type (reservoir- or ocean-type migrant) for PIT tagged fish with known passage histories (i.e., transported, bypassed as a subyearling, bypassed as a yearling, or never detected), radio telemetry studies (both tagging and tag removal at the adult trap), PIT tagging of wild adult steelhead and wild adult Chinook to assess the efficacy of using genetic stock identification (GSI) and PIT tags to estimate the population characteristics of naturally produced steelhead and Chinook salmon, and starting in 2010, collection of sockeye salmon broodstock.”

The background for the project has been clearly stated.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management

The history of the activity and its accomplishments has been clearly described. The data obtained are changing management decisions at several levels. Reviewers commend project staff for their continued involvement with scientific publications. The project is clearly of value.

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

There is a clear and close working relationship between this project and a variety of other entities/projects within the region.

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Deliverables and metrics associated with the work plan are clearly delineated.
Documentation Links:
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2005-002-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2005-002-00 - Lower Granite Dam Adult Trap Operations
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2005-002-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2005-002-00 - Lower Granite Dam Adult Trap Operations
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:
The importance of the Lower Granite Dam adult trap is described in good detail. This project is clearly linked to several other high priority projects, and the proposal provides adequate justification for continued funding support. Although the justification focuses upon NOAA Fisheries requirements, there is an obvious benefit to Council's Fish and Wildlife Program by providing data need for implementation of several subbasin plans.
Documentation Links:

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2005-002-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2005-002-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: O&M, M&E for LGR trap; information will be used for US v Oregon and related harvest programs; fishery managers authorized/required; query whether this needs cost share or other remedy.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2005-002-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2005-002-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Karen Robison (Inactive) Technical Contact US Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
Jan Poolman (Inactive) Administrative Contact US Army Corps of Engineers (COE)
Rich Zabel Supervisor National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Tiffani Marsh Project Lead National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Mary Nolting (Inactive) Administrative Contact National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Christine Petersen Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Gregory Smith Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Travis Kessler Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration