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Project Summary

Project 2008-908-00 - FCRPS Water Studies & Passage of Adult Salmon & Steelhead

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Project Number:
2008-908-00
Title:
FCRPS Water Studies & Passage of Adult Salmon & Steelhead
Summary:
It has been assumed, adult salmon and steelhead typically pass COE dams incurring mortalities of less than 2%, although recent PIT tag analysis indicates mortalities to Upper Columbia River steelhead closer to 7% per project and 3% mortality per project for spring Chinook (NOAA,2008). Additionally, it is known Columbia River stream flows - in dry water years are significantly below median levels and result in substantially lower juvenile fish survivals. Although not concluded, preliminary analysis during the FCRPS BiOp Remand Collaboration Process indicated Upper Columbia River juvenile steelhead survival in the lower Columbia river is roughly 0.13 in a low water year compared to 0.57 in a normal water year.

The objectives of this project are twofold: (1) Investigate adult salmon and steelhead passage through the hydroelectric system to validate survival assumptions used in estimating extinction risk and recovery potential, and to determine sources of adult fish mortality; and (2) Continue investigations of Federal Columbia river Power System (FCRPS) operational rule curves and management options to ascertain the potential benefits to juvenile salmon and steelhead survival of alternative water storage and flow regimes in dry water years. The study is critical in understanding mortality to endangered Upper Columbia river steelhead and spring Chinook and determining means for increasing survival rates that help to foster recovery.
Proposer:
Proponent Orgs:
Colville Confederated Tribes (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2008
Ending FY:
2032
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Basinwide - 100.00%
Purpose:
Hydrosystem
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
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
Sockeye - Okanogan River ESU
Sockeye - Snake River ESU
Steelhead - Snake River DPS
Steelhead - Upper Columbia River DPS
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None

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Summary of Budgets

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Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2019 - FY2021)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2019 Expense $0 From: Fish Accord - Colville Accord Extensions (Colville Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2020 Expense $0 From: Fish Accord - Colville Accord Extensions (Colville Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018
FY2021 Expense $0 From: Fish Accord - Colville Accord Extensions (Colville Tribe) 10/1/2018 10/01/2018

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2020
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
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Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2017 (Draft)
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011

No Current Contracts




Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):3
Completed:3
On time:3
Status Reports
Completed:23
On time:6
Avg Days Late:16

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
41805 63690, 67599 200890800 EXP FCRPS WATER STUDIES & PASSAGE Colville Confederated Tribes 03/2009 03/2009 Closed 23 15 0 0 9 24 62.50% 1
Project Totals 23 15 0 0 9 24 62.50% 1


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Review: RME / AP Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2008-908-00-NPCC-20110105
Project: 2008-908-00 - FCRPS Water Studies & Passage of Adult Salmon & Steelhead
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-2008-908-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Under Review
Comments: Project implementation based on outcome of review process.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2008-908-00-ISRP-20101015
Project: 2008-908-00 - FCRPS Water Studies & Passage of Adult Salmon & Steelhead
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2008-908-00
Completed Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Date: 12/17/2010
Final Round ISRP Rating: Not Applicable
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This does not appear to be an RME or implementation proposal. Funding is requested for planning and coordination activities, augmented by assistance from subcontractors. No study plans or statistical designs are described, and no methods or metrics are specified. There are no scientific aspects that can be evaluated.

The proponents propose to coordinate with the action agencies in modeling the effects of various hydropower system flow and management scenarios on survival of upper Columbia River adult salmon and steelhead. The objectives are very broad, and assignment of primary responsibility for the various work elements is not specified. It is unclear if the intent is to take on primary responsibility for model development or to play a secondary role by providing input to action agencies on model development. The proposal is not linked to the Chief Joseph Hatchery management plan. If the project budget includes funding for subcontractors, it is not broken out and identified as such.
First Round ISRP Date: 10/18/2010
First Round ISRP Rating: Not Applicable
First Round ISRP Comment:
This does not appear to be an RME or implementation proposal. Funding is requested for planning and coordination activities, augmented by assistance from subcontractors. No study plans or statistical designs are described, and no methods or metrics are specified. There are no scientific aspects that can be evaluated.

The proponents propose to coordinate with the action agencies in modeling the effects of various hydropower system flow and management scenarios on survival of upper Columbia River adult salmon and steelhead. The objectives are very broad, and assignment of primary responsibility for the various work elements is not specified. It is unclear if the intent is to take on primary responsibility for model development or to play a secondary role by providing input to action agencies on model development. The proposal is not linked to the Chief Joseph Hatchery management plan. If the project budget includes funding for subcontractors, it is not broken out and identified as such.
Documentation Links:

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 2008-908-00-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 2008-908-00
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-2008-908-00
Completed Date: None
2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Rating: Response Requested
Comments: BiOp Workgroup Comments: Please identify:
1. Why your data is "not electronically available"; and
2. What data sets will not be "electronically available" for various deliverables. Please specify the deliverable that is not electronically available. (Note a data set includes the raw data collected and additional data on analysis). For example if there is a deliverable for population adult abundance or habitat, we expect your raw and synthesized data to be made available electronically.
- Your response may help BPA identify funding needs for data repositories or identify an existing data warehouse that your data could be stored.

The BiOp RM&E Workgroups made the following determinations regarding the proposal's ability or need to support BiOp Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) RPAs. If you have questions regarding these RPA association conclusions, please contact your BPA COTR and they will help clarify, or they will arrange further discussion with the appropriate RM&E Workgroup Leads. BiOp RPA associations for the proposed work are: ( 52.2 52.3 52.7 62.1 )
All Questionable RPA Associations ( ) and
All Deleted RPA Associations ( 62.3 62.4)
Proponent Response:

1. Deliverables are not yet complete.

Project deliverables are not electronically available because the project and contract deliverables are not yet complete.

1. Data sets and synthesis of data associated with alternative FCRPS operation, FCRPS model outputs to physical measures important to fish survival, alternate dry-water year operations effects to UCR anadromous fish survival, summer draft alternatives, and operations effects to reservior, anadromous fish and other tribal resource concerns will be made electronically available and uploaded in Pisces, consistent with the contract deliverables that they address and/or other data repositories that BPA and RM&E Workgroup believes is appropriate.

2. Existing data sets/reports/studies associated with historical UCR spring Chinook and steelhead and Snake River spring/summer Chinook and steelhead survival through the FCRPS (Bonn.-McNary), hydrosystem operations, harvest data and water quality data and migration behavior will be compiled and analyzed to assess whether or not there is a correlation to adult UCR spring Chinook and steelhead survival between Bonn. and McNary dams.  Analysis will also provide information on data gaps applicable to determining why UCR spring Chinook and steelhead survival rates through the effect area (Bonn.-McNary) is lower than expected and less than Snake River stocks.  Data sets/reports/studies and systhesis of these data and the study plan will be made electronically available and uploaded in Pisces, consistent with the contract deliverables that they address and/or other data repositories that BPA and RM&E Workgrooup believes is appropriate.

The Project Proposal ideified all BiOp RPA associations for this project, including RM&E, Hydo and Harvest.  RPAs identified by the RM&E Workgroup specific to RM&E RPAs are correct.


Project Relationships: This project Merged From 2008-107-00 effective on 11/20/2008
Relationship Description: Combine all work/budgets from project 2008-107-00 (& 2008-108-00) to NEW project 2008-908-00

This project Merged From 2008-108-00 effective on 11/20/2008
Relationship Description: Combine all work/budgets from project 2008-108-00 (& 2008-107-00) to NEW project 2008-908-00


Name Role Organization
Bill Towey Interested Party Colville Confederated Tribes
Dan Warren Interested Party D J Warren and Associates, Inc.
Joe Peone (Inactive) Supervisor Colville Confederated Tribes
Linda Hermeston (Inactive) Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Nikki Dick Administrative Contact Colville Confederated Tribes
Kirk Truscott Project Lead Colville Confederated Tribes
Peter Lofy Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Kary Nichols (Inactive) Interested Party Colville Confederated Tribes
Jenna Peterson Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration
Christine Petersen Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Casey Baldwin Project Lead Colville Confederated Tribes
Chuck Peven Technical Contact EcoA.I.M., Inc.
Christine Petersen Project SME Bonneville Power Administration