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Project Summary

Project 2007-215-00 - Adult Steelhead Monitoring in Trout Creek
Project Number:
2007-215-00
Title:
Adult Steelhead Monitoring in Trout Creek
Summary:
The US Forest Service has proposed to remove Hemlock Dam, located on Trout Creek, a tributary of the Wind River. WDFW proposes to install a resistivity counter to evaluate effectiveness of dam and to maintain adult count dataset.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Gorge Wind 100.00%
Purpose:
Programmatic
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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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: 2007-215-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-215-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Population monitoring, other entities authorized/required (eg WDFW).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-215-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-215-00
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: 2007-215-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-215-00 - Adult Steelhead Monitoring in Trout Creek
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
Steelhead monitoring in Trout Creek is worth continuing because of the importance of this population in the Wind River and to the ESU as a whole. It is a core population, with no hatchery influence, and a good long-term monitoring database. Much of the project's cost is in the resistivity counter itself. There is no reason to fund this particular proposal if Hemlock Dam is not removed (fish are currently monitored at the fish ladder), and therefore funding should be contingent on a firm commitment to remove or breach the dam.

Although the ISRP is not asking for a response, the recommendation for this proposal is qualified because the sponsors should carefully examine the crump weir design in this high-energy stream setting (ability to withstand high flows carrying coarse sediment and large woody debris, and to resist scour damage), weir location, and potential cost sharing. A well-designed weir could potentially allow for PIT-tag detection if suitable modifications are included. Project staff should consider locating the weir downstream from the Hemlock Dam site in order to document adult salmon and steelhead use of lower Trout Creek.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-215-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-215-00 - Adult Steelhead Monitoring in Trout Creek
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: See comment for project 200707700

Project Relationships: None