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Project Summary

Project 2007-535-00 - Physical and Biological Testing of a Flow Velocity Enhancement System (FVES)
Project Number:
Physical and Biological Testing of a Flow Velocity Enhancement System (FVES)
Natural Solution’s patented FVES provides migration cues using mechanically generated turbulent-flow fields. Field testing will evaluate effectiveness of induced flow for enhancing & guiding smolt migration, important for developing efficient bypasses.

Knowledge of fish response to mechanically generated flows will be used to enhance guidance efficiency at hydroelectric and irrigation dams regionally, nationally and internationally. Results will be disseminated through reports, open-literature publications, and direct contacts with potential users.
Proponent Orgs:
Natural Solutions (Private)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia River Estuary Cowlitz 100.00%
RM and E
Focal Species:
Chinook - Lower Columbia River ESU
Coho - Lower Columbia River ESU
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
BiOp Association:
FCRPS 2008 – view list of FCRPS 2008 BiOp Actions

RPA 54.9 Evaluate/deploy alternative methodologies for fish passage

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Summary of Budgets

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No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No

Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2023
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
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Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2009 $69,287 100%
2008 $88,959 22%


The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Closed, 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
37639 SOW Natural Solutions 2007-535-00 EXP TEST FLOW VELOCITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM (FVES) History $318,310 5/1/2008 - 3/10/2010

Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):2
On time:2
Status Reports
On time:2
Avg Days Late:72

                Count of Contract Deliverables
Earliest Contract Subsequent Contracts Title Contractor Earliest Start Latest End Latest Status Accepted Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
37639 2007-535-00 EXP TEST FLOW VELOCITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM (FVES) Natural Solutions 05/01/2008 03/10/2010 History 5 17 0 0 0 17 100.00% 0
Project Totals 5 17 0 0 0 17 100.00% 0

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Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
John Piccininni (Inactive) Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Jean Johnson (Inactive) Administrative Contact Natural Solutions
Gordon Burns Project Lead Natural Solutions
Jamae Hilliard (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration