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Project Summary

Project 2007-293-00 - Umatilla River Basin Stream Temperature Monitoring
Project Number:
2007-293-00
Title:
Umatilla River Basin Stream Temperature Monitoring
Summary:
CTUIR Water Resources Program will monitor stream temperatures in the Umatilla River Basin at 31 long term monitoring sites.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Umatilla 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

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-293-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-293-00 - Umatilla River Basin Stream Temperature Monitoring
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-293-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-293-00 - Umatilla River Basin Stream Temperature Monitoring
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:
This modest project proposal is to secure 10 thermographs, the staff time to deploy them, and analyze data as part of a larger scale temperature monitoring project in the subbasin. Temperature is a key variable for watershed and habitat improvements in the subbasin. Elevated temperature is a described as limiting factor for fish (focal and non-focal species) productivity and survival.

While this is a modest project that ties in directly with a broader subbasin temperature M&E project and funding will likely be ongoing as part of a long term monitoring need, the priority of these gauges is not clearly justified.

The ISRP recommends the project sponsors better describe why these are the key locations for thermographs and how the information gained will address a key management activity.

Also, what is the statistical design for placement of these gauges - especially the ten new gauges? What is the rationale for distribution of these gauges and the intensity of the sampling? Why the 58 in the places they are? The proposal would be improved by a reporting of the data collected from the existing 58 gauges. Specifically, it is not clear why so many monitoring sites are needed. Has there been an effort to compare records to see whether some sites might be omitted? The clustering of thermographs suggests that potential problem areas have been identified, but there is no discussion of this in the Narrative. The question is whether this placement is adequate for purposes that can be foreseen?

See ISRP comments on the "Umatilla Initiative" under proposal 198343600.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-293-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-293-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 2 - May be reasonable
Comment: Stream temp monitoring relating to recovery/salmonids; fishery managers, land managers, DEQ, others authorized/required.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-293-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-293-00
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