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Project Summary

Project 2008-210-00 - Modify Ponds At Lyons Ferry
Project Number:
Modify Ponds At Lyons Ferry
CTUIR will coordinate with the Lower Snake River Comp Program and WDFW (hatchery operators) to develop a proposal for facility modifications at Lyons Ferry Hatchery. The proposal will identify modifications that are necessary to improve fall Chinook programs. Lead staff will be Brian Zimmerman.
Proponent Orgs:
Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR) (Tribe)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Blue Mountain Grande Ronde 100.00%
Artificial Production
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
BiOp Association:

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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
BPA-006132 Bonneville Power Administration Facility modifications @ Lyons Ferry Hatchery Active $407,586 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2009
BPA-006133 Bonneville Power Administration Facility modifications @ Lyons Ferry Hatchery Active $2,476 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2010

Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):0
On time:0
Status Reports
On time:0
Avg Days Late:None

                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
BPA-6132 Facility modifications @ Lyons Ferry Hatchery Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2008 09/30/2009 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-6133 Facility modifications @ Lyons Ferry Hatchery Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2009 09/30/2010 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Review: Fish Accord ISRP Review

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2008-210-00-ISRP-20100323
Project: 2008-210-00 - Modify Ponds At Lyons Ferry
Review: Fish Accord ISRP Review
Completed Date: None
First Round ISRP Date: 2/12/2009
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:

1. Technical Justification, Program Significance and Consistency, and Project Relationships (sections B-D) This proposal is to modify the adult holding ponds at Lyons Ferry Hatchery by further dividing the existing four ponds into eight. The additional pond units will allow fish transported from Lower Granite Dam and adults that voluntarily swim into the facility to be segregated by run-timing, sex, origin and sexual maturation. The additional ponds are intended to reduce the need to crowd fish, handle and sort fish by maturity status and as such decrease fish stress. The extra ponds are also intended to improve the ability to (1) process adult fall Chinook during spawning operations to meet broodstock goals and (2) complete an adequate run reconstruction for the Snake River fall Chinook population. Lyons Ferry Hatchery is a Lower Snake River Compensation Plan (LSRCP) facility and the work would be done under the auspices of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) who administer the LSRCP. The justification for the modification is that additional sorting and segregation capability for adult fall Snake River Chinook restoration will then be possible. While the level of detail provided is insufficient to understand the specific nature of the current limitations, this retrofit is a relatively straight forward engineering and construction project. It is not presented as a new or increased level production for Lower Snake River Compensation Program, but rather a modification to permit achieving currently approved releases. We aren’t asking for a response on this proposal, but the proposal would be improved with extra details on how the four pond scenario is limiting fall Chinook restoration and how the new eight pond scenario will vastly improve it. In addition, expanding the number of holding units for returning Snake River fall Chinook to facilitate improved run-reconstruction is reasonable, especially given the small number of original units. It was not clear, however, to what extent the current run-reconstructions are deficient, and that this remedy would actually provide the required facilities. It was also not clear who performs the run-reconstructions and what they are then used for. Improving the precision of vital estimates of hatchery and natural salmon populations is consistent with adaptive management in the Fish and Wildlife Program and calls from the ISAB and ISRP for more effective monitoring of the artificial production programs. On that basis, the action is consistent with the Fish and Wildlife Program. 2. Objectives, Work Elements, and Methods (section F) Adequate presentation. 3. M&E (section G, and F) Ostensibly, this action will lead to improved M&E. The overall benefit to fish and wildlife is through improved and more efficient management owing to better information. It would have helped to explain in more detail what run-reconstruction is, how it is conducted by managers, and how the data will be used for hydrosystem, BiOp, and harvest management. In future LSRCP proposals/reviews, the sponsors should highlight how this new capability has been used.

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Name Role Organization
Brian Zimmerman (Inactive) Project Lead Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR)
Gary James (Inactive) Supervisor Umatilla Confederated Tribes (CTUIR)
Gregory Baesler (Inactive) Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration