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Project Summary

Project 2007-033-00 - Monitor sub adult and adult bull trout passage through Lower Granite, Little Goose and Lower Monumental juvenile bypass facilities
Project Number:
2007-033-00
Title:
Monitor sub adult and adult bull trout passage through Lower Granite, Little Goose and Lower Monumental juvenile bypass facilities
Summary:
Enumerate bull trout passage through Lower Snake River dams' juvenile bypass systems. Evaluate as a potential source of take through the incidental barging of migratory bull trout. Determine most likely origin of bull trout utilizing these facilities.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) (Govt - Federal)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 0.0%   Resident: 100.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-033-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-033-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: FCRPS bypass monitoring.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-033-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-033-00
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: 2007-033-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-033-00 - Monitor sub adult and adult bull trout passage through Lower Granite, Little Goose and Lower Monumental juvenile bypass facilities
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:
In response to a request by the ISRP, the sponsors of the proposal provided summarized information (from a 2004 report by Battelle PNNL) of bull trout presence in fish ladders and juvenile bypass facilities at three lower Snake River dams. The small number of fish actually recorded and the very roughly expanded estimates based on a 0.4-100% sampling rates are not enough evidence to conclude that a significant problem exists for bull trout passing lower Snake River dams or that significant numbers of bull trout may be unintentionally transported down-river on barges.

In addition, the proposal does not adequately demonstrate that the methods they plan to employ will be sufficient to estimate the parameters they identify in their tasks. They fail to show that the sampling scheme (sampling in the juvenile bypass systems) coupled with the planned PIT tagging is actually sufficient to estimate the number of bull trout and the proportion of bull trout that end up in smolt barges.

The project sponsors are advised to conduct a focused demonstration or pilot study (within the Corp's AFEP Program) at one of the lower Snake River dams (i.e., Lower Granite Dam) to produce data indicating the potential significance of bull trout entrainment into smolt transportation barges.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-033-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-033-00 - Monitor sub adult and adult bull trout passage through Lower Granite, Little Goose and Lower Monumental juvenile bypass facilities
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None