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Project Summary

Project 2007-007-00 - Determine Status and Limiting Factors of Pacific Lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek and Hood River subbasins, Oregon
Project Number:
2007-007-00
Title:
Determine Status and Limiting Factors of Pacific Lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek and Hood River subbasins, Oregon
Summary:
Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) populations throughout the Columbia River Basin (CRB) are in decline. Multiple reasons for the decline have been identified including passage at mainstem CRB dams and habitat degradation; however, little is know about limiting factors within CRB tributaries. Declining lamprey populations is of primary concern to the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation, Oregon (CTWSRO) due to their high cultural and environmental value. Accordingly, the project intent is to expand knowledge of lamprey populations in Fifteenmile Creek and Hood River Subbasins. The ultimate project goal is to establish, conserve and/or maintain harvestable populations for perpetuity. Seufert Falls (rkm 0.4) on Fifteenmile Creek is an important Pacific lamprey harvest location for CTWSRO tribal members; yet little information is available on their status. Likewise, very little is known about historical or current distribution of Pacific lamprey in the Hood River subbasin. Lamprey were once widely distributed throughout the Hood River basin (USFS 1996); however, lack of adequate passage facilities at Powerdale Dam (rkm 7.2) is believed to have eradicated lamprey from areas upstream. Project objectives include:

1. Estimate adult Pacific lamprey escapement in Fifteenmile Creek;
2. Evaluate the feasibility of estimating Pacific lamprey spawner escapement to Hood River;
3. Characterize adult Pacific lamprey use of Fifteenmile Creek;
4. Describe Pacific lamprey spawning distribution in Fifteenmile Creek and Hood River Subbasins;
5. Describe redd characteristics and habitat within stream reaches in Fifteenmile and Hood River Subbasins;
6. Determine larval lamprey distribution and associated habitat in Fifteenmile Cr. and Hood River Subbasins;
7. Determine out-migration timing and relative abundance of larval lamprey in Fifteenmile and Hood River Subbasins; and
8. Identify factors limiting Pacific lamprey production within Fifteenmile and Hood River Subbasins.

Information obtained from this project will be used to develop Pacific lamprey management plans for Fifteenmile and Hood River subbasins and guide restoration activities within the CRB.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2032
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Gorge Fifteenmile 50.00%
Hood 50.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Lamprey, Pacific
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 *
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-Oct-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
2012
2011
2010
2009 $0 0 %
2008 $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
43272 SOW Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 200700700 EXP LAMPREY STATUS FIFTEENMILE & HOOD RIVER SUBBASINS History $97,881 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010
48255 SOW Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 200700700 EXP LAMPREY STATUS FIFTEENMILE AND HOOD RIVER SUBBASINS History $223,265 7/1/2010 - 9/30/2011



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):1
Completed:1
On time:1
Status Reports
Completed:9
On time:4
Avg Days Late:13

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
43272 48255 200700700 EXP LAMPREY STATUS FIFTEENMILE & HOOD RIVER SUBBASINS Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs 07/2009 07/2009 History 9 26 0 0 0 26 100.00% 0
Project Totals 9 26 0 0 0 26 100.00% 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: Fish Accord ISRP Review

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-007-00-ISRP-20100323
Project: 2007-007-00 - Determine Status and Limiting Factors of Pacific Lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek and Hood River subbasins, Oregon
Review: Fish Accord ISRP Review
Completed Date: None
First Round ISRP Date: 12/12/2008
First Round ISRP Rating: Response Requested
First Round ISRP Comment:
The ISRP qualifies the recommendation identifying that additional effort and responses be given to: 1) adding a water quality monitoring component to detect the presence of potentially harmful chemicals, 2) detailing the juvenile lamprey sampling program, 3) examining the objectives for, and statistical basis of, applying 100 PIT tags to adult lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek, 4) describing results from (Project # 200201600 “Evaluate the Status of Pacific Lamprey in the Deschutes Basin” - initiated in 2002) to ensure that study protocols from the latter project are complementary as possible, avoiding any duplication in methods development.
Documentation Links:
Review: RME / AP Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-007-00-NPCC-20110711
Project: 2007-007-00 - Determine Status and Limiting Factors of Pacific Lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek and Hood River subbasins, Oregon
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-2007-007-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Fund (Qualified)
Comments: Implement through FY 2012 per January 12, 2010 Council decision. In addition, sponsor to address ISRP qualifications (ISRP 2010-44B) by assisting in the development of a synthesis report for ISRP review as described in programmatic issue #8. Implementation beyond FY 2012 based on ISRP and Council reviews of this follow-up action.
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: RMECAT #8 Lamprey—.

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-007-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 2007-007-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2007-007-00
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: ()
All Questionable RPA Associations () and
All Deleted RPA Associations ()
Proponent Response:
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-007-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-007-00 - Determine Status and Limiting Factors of Pacific Lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek and Hood River subbasins, Oregon
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-007-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-007-00 - Determine Status and Limiting Factors of Pacific Lamprey in Fifteenmile Creek and Hood River subbasins, Oregon
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:
This project is a duplication of studies proposed by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon in the Deschutes River, except that the Fifteenmile Creek basin work deals more with habitat degradation problems. Because most of the objectives are similar between the two proposals it would be more effective if the studies were focused on the Deschutes because it is uncertain if the lamprey habitat can be recovered in Fifteenmile. For these reasons, the ISRP believes this project is not fundable at this time.

While the CBFWA Lamprey Technical Working Group is mentioned, there is no indication that the TWG has identified the objectives of this proposal as fitting into an overall plan or strategy for determining basic information on lamprey. It should be possible to generalize from results of existing studies - if this is not so the proponents need to point out the absolutely unique attributes of Fifteenmile.

The habitat in the Fifteen Mile Subbasin appears to be in very poor condition. Lamprey habitat is suffering from multiple habitat stresses ranging from toxic spills to impassable conditions owing to culverts. Although the proposal was well written, insufficient data were provided on some of the degradation to determine if some features were recoverable, especially water quality. For example the specific type of toxic spill was not identified - is the stream still suffering from chronic effects of it? Although the proponents must feel lamprey habitat in the creek can be recovered, it was difficult to get a perspective on how realistic this goal actually would be.
Documentation Links:

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-007-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-007-00
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: Lamprey research, fishery managers, other hydro ops authorized/required.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-007-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-007-00
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: This project Merged To 2011-014-00 effective on 10/1/2011
Relationship Description: Effective with the FY12 contract that begins 10/1/2011, projects 2002-016 & 2007-007-00 (both Lamprey projects with Warm Springs Tribe) are being combined for contract, administrative and operating efficiencies.


Name Role Organization
Brad Houslet Supervisor Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Jennifer Graham Project Lead Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Deborah Docherty Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Matt Fox (Inactive) Technical Contact Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration