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APPENDIX D: Objectives of Monitoring and Evaluation Projects


  1. Hatchery Monitoring and Evaluation (BPA Project 90-005, including Fish Health Monitoring and Evaluation)

Objective 1. Determine and compare smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of subyearling fall Chinook salmon reared in Michigan and Oregon raceways.


Objective 2. Determine and compare rearing performance, smolt condition, juvenile migration performance, smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of subyearling fall Chinook salmon reared at three densities in Michigan raceways.
Objective 3. Determine and compare effects of release size on smolt condition and juvenile migration performance of subyearling fall Chinook salmon.
Objective 4. Determine and compare rearing performance, smolt condition, juvenile migration performance, smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of yearling fall Chinook salmon reared in Michigan and Oregon raceways at Umatilla, Bonneville, and Little White Salmon hatcheries.
Objective 5. Determine and compare straying of fall Chinook salmon into the Snake and upper Columbia rivers for all groups.

Objective 6. Determine and compare smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of spring Chinook salmon reared in Michigan and Oregon raceways and released in the fall. Compare survival of spring Chinook salmon reared at Umatilla and Bonneville hatcheries and released in the fall.

Objective 7. Determine and compare rearing performance, smolt condition, juvenile migration performance, smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of yearling spring Chinook salmon reared in Michigan and Oregon raceways at Umatilla Hatchery.
Objective 8 . Determine and compare smolt condition, smolt migration performance, smolt-to-adult survival, and life history characteristics between spring Chinook salmon reared as yearling smolts at Umatilla, Bonneville, Carson and Little White Salmon hatcheries.
Objective 9. Monitor rearing performance, smolt condition, juvenile migration performance, smolt-to-adult survival, life history characteristics, and cost effectiveness of summer steelhead reared in Michigan raceways.
Objective 10. Monitor water quality in an index series of Michigan and Oregon raceways.
Objective 11 . Coordinate in the development of a water quality sampling and monitoring program in the Umatilla basin.
Objective 12. Determine annual recreational fishery for Chinook salmon and steelhead in the Umatilla River including estimates of catch by tag code. Maximize coded-wire tag recovery by monitoring catch from local fisheries.
Objective 13. Participate in planning and coordination activities associated with anadromous fish production and monitoring and evaluation in the Umatilla basin.

Fish Health Monitoring and Evaluation


Objective 14. Complete an annual report of progress that summarizes results of work conducted.

  1. Fish Health Monitoring and Evaluation Project (BPA Project 90-005)

Objective 1. Monitor and evaluate the health and disease status of spring and fall Chinook salmon and summer steelhead juveniles reared at Umatilla Hatchery, of adult broodstocks providing gametes for the Umatilla program, and, as possible, of marked adults with coded-wire tags and reared as juveniles at Umatilla or other hatcheries providing fish for the Umatilla basin.


Objective 2. Complete an annual report of progress that summarizes results of work conducted.


  1. Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facilities Operation and Maintenance (BPA Project 83-435)

Objective 1. Hold groups of juvenile salmonids at Minthorn, Bonifer, Thornhollow and Imeques C-mem-ini-kem acclimation facilities prior to release into the Umatilla River Basin.


Objective 2. Determine general trends in juvenile outmigration timing.
Objective 3. Provide summer steelhead, spring and fall Chinook and coho salmon eggs to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for rearing and later release in the Umatilla River Basin.
Objective 4. Determine survival, contribution to ocean and Columbia River fisheries and escapement to the Umatilla River and other terminal areas of all coded-wire tagged groups released in the Umatilla River Basin.
Objective 5. Maintain the facilities in good working order.
Objective 6. Participate in planning process for new Umatilla Hatchery satellite facilities.

Objective 7. Disseminate information associated with the completion of above tasks.



  1. The Evaluation of Juvenile Fish Bypass and Adult Fish Passage Facilities at Water Diversions on the Umatilla River (Past BPA Project # 89-024-01)

Objective 1. Determine facility-caused injury to juvenile fish at passage facilities.


Objective 2. Determine rate of travel and recapture of juvenile salmonids at passage facilities.
Objective 3. Determine screen efficiency (leakage) and impingement (rollover).
Objective 4. Measure water velocities at screening locations.
Objective 5. Evaluate adult passage past major diversion dams on the Umatilla River.
Objective 6. Evaluate effectiveness of west-bank passage facility operations at Three Mile Falls Dam.
Objective 7. Determine migrational timing and required flows for homing to the Umatilla River.


  1. Lower Umatilla River Outmigration and Survival Evaluation Project (BPA Project #89-024-01)

Objective 1. Use PIT-tag technology to monitor tagged juvenile salmonids from the basin; conduct trap efficiency tests with tagged fish.


Objective 2. Determine migration performance and pattern, migrant abundance, and survival of PIT-tagged hatchery fish.

Objective 3. Conduct reach-specific survival studies with tagged hatchery salmonids; determine survival of transported tagged fish.

Objective 4. Determine migration patterns, life history characteristics, migrant abundance, and survival of PIT-tagged natural fish.
Objective 5. Determine species composition condition, and total count of collected fish at Westland Canal.
Objective 6. Investigate relationships between river flow, temperature, turbidity, and canal diversion with migration parameters of hatchery and natural fish.
Objective 7. Assist with Pacific lamprey monitoring and research.
Objective 8. Participate in planning and coordination activities in the basin.


  1. The Umatilla River Passage Operations Program (BPA Project #88-022)

Objective 1. To increase the survival of migrating juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead in the Umatilla River.




  1. The Umatilla Basin Natural Production Monitoring and Evaluation (BPA Project #90-005-01)

Objective 1. Estimate abundance and densities of juvenile salmonids in index sites and selected stream reaches of the Umatilla River Basin.


Objective 2. Collect and PIT tag natural juvenile Chinook and steelhead in the Umatilla River Basin for detection at John Day Dam. Estimate minimum survival and timing of outmigrants from the upper Umatilla River to John Day Dam.

Objective 3. Determine natural spawning success, spawning habitat utilization, prespawning mortality, and redds per adult spring Chinook salmon passed above Three Mile Falls Dam. Determine, if possible, spawning distribution, success and timing of steelhead, fall Chinook salmon and coho salmon.

Objective 4. Estimate tribal harvest of adult salmon and steelhead returning to the Umatilla River Basin.
Objective 5. Monitor stream temperatures in coordination with other projects and agencies in the Umatilla River Basin.
Objective 6. Determine age and growth characteristics of natural anadromous salmonids in the Umatilla River Basin.
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