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Project Summary

Project 2007-524-00 - Integrated Non-Lethal Electric Barrier Sea Lion Abatement
Project Number:
Integrated Non-Lethal Electric Barrier Sea Lion Abatement
The scope of this contract is to develop and implement a demonstration project to assess the potential to deter upstream movement and predation by marine mammals on Columbia Basin fish resources. The objective is to deploy and evaluate a passive, integrated electric barrier and sonar array that selectively inhibits upstream marine mammal movements and predation, without injuring pinnipeds or affecting anadromous fish migrations. A combined split-beam, broadband sonar system will be integrated with a electric grid using protocols that detect, classify and track marine mammals, and activate an electrical field only when pinnipeds are present.
Proponent Orgs:
Smith-Root, Inc. (Private)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Lower Columbia Columbia Lower 100.00%
RM and E
Focal Species:
Chinook - All Populations
Chinook - Lower Columbia River ESU
Chinook - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
Chum - Columbia River ESU
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU
Coho - Unspecified Population
Lamprey, Pacific
Lamprey, River
Shad, American
Sockeye - All Populations
Sockeye - Snake River ESU
Steelhead - All Populations
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS
Steelhead - Snake River DPS
Steelhead - Upper Columbia River DPS
Sturgeon, White - Lower Columbia River
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
BiOp Association:

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Pending Budget Decision?  No

Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2021
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
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Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2010 $26,327 100%
2009 $48,604 6%


The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
* "Total Contracted Amount" column includes contracted amount from both capital and expense components of the contract.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Total Contracted Amount Dates
36208 SOW Smith-Root, Inc. 2007-524-00 EXP NON-LETHAL SEA LION ABATEMENT History $686,191 1/15/2008 - 6/30/2009
43248 SOW Smith-Root, Inc. 200752400 EXP NON-LETHAL SEA LION BARRIER - SMITH ROOT History $255,012 7/1/2009 - 7/31/2010

Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):5
On time:2
Status Reports
On time:11
Avg Days Late:50

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
36208 43248 2007-524-00 EXP NON-LETHAL SEA LION ABATEMENT Smith-Root, Inc. 01/2008 01/2008 History 11 16 0 0 4 20 80.00% 0
37150 2007-524-00 EXP INTEGRATED NON-LETHAL SEA LION ABATEMENT-FWS US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) 04/2008 04/2008 Closed 3 12 0 0 0 12 100.00% 0
37279 43597 2007-524-00 EXP NON-LETHAL ELEC BARRIER SEA LION ABATEMENT-USGS US Geological Survey (USGS) 04/2008 04/2008 Closed 7 7 0 0 6 13 53.85% 0
21787 REL 17 2007-524-00 NON-LETHAL SEA LION BARRIER--USACE (NWP) US Army Corps of Engineers (COE) 12/2009 12/2009 Closed 2 5 0 0 0 5 100.00% 1
Project Totals 23 40 0 0 10 50 80.00% 1

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Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Jan Brady (Inactive) Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Barbara Stern (Inactive) Project Lead Smith-Root, Inc.
Carl Burger (Inactive) Supervisor Smith-Root, Inc.
William Maslen (Inactive) Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Anne Creason Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration