198805308 - Hood River Powerdale Dam Fish Trap/Oak Springs/Pelton Ladder -Operation and Maintenance
Sponsor: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW)
Budgets: FY07: $562,860 | FY08: $589,337 | FY09: $598,649
Short description: This ongoing proposal requests funding for the operation and maintenance of the Powerdale Dam Fish Trap, rearing of Hood River origin steelhead at Oak Springs Hatchery, and rearing of spring Chinook at Pelton Ladder associated with the HRPP.
Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)
Funding category: Expense
Recommended budgets: FY07: $562,860 | FY08: $589,337 | FY09: $598,649
ISRP final recommendation: Fundable
The proposal adequately describes an ongoing O&M project. The project interrelationships in a complex project system are laid out nicely, and it is well tied into subbasin plans and activities. Reviewers noted one apparent discrepancy: one task is to incubate and rear and approximately 165,000 Deschutes/Hood River stock spring Chinook eggs at the Round Butte Fish Hatchery/ Pelton Ladder to produce 125,000 smolts. However, the ODFW Parkdale proposal 198805315 indicates that because of fish health problems production might be moved to Parkdale and reduced to 75,000. Other than that, and the work in progress to relocate the trapping facility now at Powerdale, proposed work for this funding cycle, appears routine.
State/province recommendation: Fundable, but at a reduced level
Review group: OSPIT - Gorge
Recommended budgets: FY07: $468,000 | FY08: $468,000 | FY09: $468,000
Comment: Reduced funding will cause a staffing reduction at the Powerdale Adult Fish Trap. Spring Chinook production will be reduced from 125K to 75K.