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200500200 - Operation of the Lower Granite Dam Adult Trap

Sponsor: Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Budgets: FY07: $283,220 | FY08: $291,717 | FY09: $300,469

Short description: Operation of the adult salmonid trap in the fish ladder at Lower Granite Dam.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $283,220 | FY08: $291,717 | FY09: $300,469

Comment:

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable

Comment:

The importance of the Lower Granite Dam adult trap is described in good detail. This project is clearly linked to several other high priority projects, and the proposal provides adequate justification for continued funding support. Although the justification focuses upon NOAA Fisheries requirements, there is an obvious benefit to Council's Fish and Wildlife Program by providing data need for implementation of several subbasin plans.

State/province recommendation: MS: Core Program

Review group: MSRT

Recommended budgets: FY07: $283,220 | FY08: $291,717 | FY09: $300,469

Comment: USACE relies on this project for data. The USACE also pays for maintenance costs of the trap. Information from this project is critical for evaluating hydro and hatchery survival as well as collecting bloodstock for BPA funded hatcheries.