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Project Summary

Project 2007-377-00 - Cooler Temperatures for Federally Controlled Reservoirs
Project Number:
2007-377-00
Title:
Cooler Temperatures for Federally Controlled Reservoirs
Summary:
An investigation is proposed to consider the biological and economic attributes of a temperature-control structure which could be installed at Idaho Power?s Brownlee Dam
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Bluefish (Non-Profit)
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: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   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: 2007-377-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-377-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Temperature control structure at Brownlee (Idaho Power required).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-377-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-377-00
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: 2007-377-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-377-00 - Cooler Temperatures for Federally Controlled Reservoirs
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 is an inadequate proposal. It addresses a reasonable question, but without an adequate description of methods. It is unclear from the proposal whether information from other dams on temperature control intake structures already exists to answer this question (it does). No explanation or itemization of the $10k budget is provided.

The proposal is to consider the costs and potential biological benefit of installing a temperature control intake structure at Brownlee Dam. It then cites the Lower Snake and Salmon Subbasin Plans to indicate that water temperature is a limiting factor. It also cites a number of strategies for terrestrial species, which are of dubious relevance to the proposed work.

The proposal has a single objective to investigate the biological and economic attributes of a temperature control structure at Brownlee Dam. The objective is reasonably explained, but without documentation of statements about the effect of irrigation withdrawals on temperatures in downstream reservoirs. Work elements describe a number of steps to acquire data on temperature and temperature control structures at other dams. The analysis tasks are described in more detail than in any other of this group of proposals, but details of analytical methods are missing.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-377-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-377-00 - Cooler Temperatures for Federally Controlled Reservoirs
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

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