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1 BUILDING STRONG ® Overview of Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District Planned Usage of PIT Tags For Research studies in the Snake and Columbia River Basin Presented by Carla Hurlbert

2 BUILDING STRONG ® Overview: Basin Statistics SARs (Smolt to Adult Return) Studies Production Studies Large scale tagging for basin wide studies Fall Chinook tagging Capture and Release in the Snake and Clearwater Rivers Transportation Dam Specific Passage Behavior and Survival Studies Avian Predation Studies Alternative Barging Strategies Bull Trout Studies Pair-trawl PIT tag detection

3 BUILDING STRONG ® Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT Tags) FY 2010 NWW Distributed 648,100 PIT tags 628,100 12mm 20, mm Total number of Tags PTAGIS 2010 in Snake and Columbia River Basin Chinook 2,002,542 Coho 107,248 Steelhead 558,917 Sockeye 105,202 Total 2,773,909

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5 A Study to Compare Seasonal SARs of Early Migrating In-River vs. Transported Snake River Yearling Anadromous Salmonids, 2010 Doug M. Marsh, Benjamin P. Sandford, Steven G. Smith, William D. Muir

6 BUILDING STRONG ® Spring 2010 Lower Granite Dam Transportation 11,538 wild spring/summer Chinook 9,985 wild Steelhead 5,265 hatchery Steelhead In River 17,076 tagged wild spring/summer Chinook 16,996 released 12,917 tagged wild Steelhead 12,860 released 17,634 tagged hatchery Steelhead 17,602 released Total tagged 74,415 Total released 74,246

7 BUILDING STRONG ® PIT-TAGGING YEARLING PRODUCTION, SUBYEARLING PRODUCTION AND SURROGATE GROUPS OF SNAKE RIVER FALL CHINOOK SALMON TO EVALUATE THE RESPONSES OF SNAKE AND COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN FALL CHINOOK SALMON TO DAM PASSAGE STRATEGIES AND EXPERIENCES Scott McCutcheon and Ryan Richmond

8 BUILDING STRONG ® Biomark PIT tagged 570,097 Yearling and Subyearling Fall Chinook Salmon Umatilla 50,120 Irrigon 30,488 Lyons Ferry 181,381 Dworshak 308,108 Released 569,840

9 BUILDING STRONG ® Date Tagged and Released Hatchery Jan 10 57,226 yearling Fall Chinook Lyons Ferry 57,184 released Pittsburg Landing Big Canyon Capt. Johns Landing Apr 10 50,120 production subyearlings Umatilla 50,036 released Hells Canyon Snake River Apr 10 30,488 production subyearlings Irrigon 30,488 released Grand Ronde River

10 BUILDING STRONG ® Date Tagged and Released Hatchery Apr ,155 production subyearling Lyons Ferry 124,079 released 17 May-4 Jun ,528 subyearlings Umatilla-tagged at Dworshak 195,475 released Snake R. at Course Creek 9 Jul ,500 subyearlings Dworshak 107,498 released Clearwater R. at Big Canyon Creek Extra Fish 5,080 subyearlings 5,080 released Clearwater R.

11 BUILDING STRONG ® Released Points for Production Subyearling Chinook

12 BUILDING STRONG ® Post-release Attributes of Natural and Hatchery Fall Chinook Salmon Subyearlings Released into the Snake and Clearwater Rivers (2010) William P. Connor, Billy D. Arnsberg, Steven G. Smith, Douglas M. Marsh, and William D. Muir

13 BUILDING STRONG ® Nez Perce Tribe 2010 Clearwater Captured 3,071 Natural Fall Chinook PIT Tagged 2,960 Captured 447 Hatchery Fall Chinook None tagged Captured 234 Fall Chinook unknown origin 234 PIT Tagged US Fish & Wildlife 2010 Snake River PIT Tagged 8,213 Natural Fall Chinook LGR and LGO Reservoirs PIT Tagged 3,700 Natural Fall Chinook

14 BUILDING STRONG ® Transportation of Snake River Fall Chinook Salmon 2010 Douglas M. Marsh, Benjamin P. Sandford, Steven G. Smith, William D. Muir

15 BUILDING STRONG ® Lower Granite Dam Fall 2010 Transport From Unknown Chinook (presumable falls) 5,874 tagged 5,865 released In-River Unknown Chinook (presumable falls) 5,849 tagged 5,827 released

16 BUILDING STRONG ® Approach, Passage and Survival of Juvenile Salmonids at Little Goose Dam in 2009: Post-Construction Evaluation of a Temporary Spillway Weir John W. Beeman, Amy C. Graatz, Hal C. Hansel, Scott D. Fielding, Philip V. Haner, Gabriel S. Hansen, Dana J. Hurtleff, Jamie M. Sprando and Dennis W. Rondorf

17 BUILDING STRONG ® Double Tagged fish w/ Radio Transmitters & PIT Tags Group Released Species Release location LGO Treatment 883 Upstream from LGO Control 587 Yearling Chinook LGO Tailrace Total 1,470 Treatment 880 Upstream from LGO Control 587 Steelhead LGO Tailrace Total 1,467 Treatment 2,569 Upstream from LGO Control 1,632 Subyearling Chinook LGO Tailrace Total 4,201

18 BUILDING STRONG ® Passage Behavior and Survival of Radio-Tagged Yearling and Subyearling Chinook Salmon and Juvenile Steelhead at Ice harbor Dam, 2009 Gordon A. Axel, Eric E. Hockersmith, Brian J. Burke, Kinsey Frick, Benjamin P. Sandford, William D. Muir, Randall F. Absolon, Nathan Dumdei, Jesse J. Lamb, and Matthew G. Nesbit Passage Behavior and Survival for Radio-Tagged Yearling Chinook Salmon and Juvenile Steelhead at Lower Monumental Dam, 2009 Eric E. Hockersmith, Gordon A. Axel, Randall F. Absolon, Brian J. Burke, Kinsey E. Frick, Jesse J. Lamb, Matthew G. Nesbit, Nathan D. Dumdei, and Benjamin P. Sandford

19 BUILDING STRONG ® Group Released Species Release location LMO Treatment 1,157 Yearling Chinook Upstream from LMO Reference 1,045 LMO Tailrace Treatment 1,173 Steelhead Upstream from LMO Reference 1,027 LMO Tailrace Treatment 2,302 Subyearling Chinook Upstream from LMO Reference 2,050 LMO Tailrace ICH LMO fish releases 2,202 Yearling Chinook both Treatment 2,200 Steelhead and Reference 4,352 Subyearling Chinook Double Tagged fish w/ Radio Transmitters & PIT Tags

20 BUILDING STRONG ® Juvenile Salmonid Survival, Passage, and Egress at McNary Dam during Tests of Temporary Spillway Weirs, 2009 Noah S. Adams and Theresa L. Liedtkae

21 BUILDING STRONG ® Double Tagged fish w/ Radio Transmitters & PIT Tags Group Released Species Release location MCN Treatment 1,403 Upstream of MCN Control 918 Yearling Chinook MCN tailrace Total 2,400 Treatment 1,170 Upstream of MCN Control 783 Steelhead MCN tailrace Total 1,999 Treatment 1,772 Upstream of MCN Control 1,180 Subyearling Chinook MCN tailrace Total 2,967

22 BUILDING STRONG ® Avian Predation on the Columbia Plateau: Impacts on Smolts from the Upper Columbia and Snake Rivers Oregon State University Real Time Research, Inc. USGS -Oregon Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit NOAA Fisheries Daniel Roby, Ken Collis, Allen Evans, Nathan Hostetter *, Donald Lyons, Peter Loschl, Jessica Adkins, Yasuko Suzuki, Bradley Cramer, Tim Marcella, James Tennyson, Dan Harvey, Emily Tompkins, Mike Hawbecker, Scott Sebring, and Richard Ledgerwood Electronic Recovery of Pit Tags on Breeding Colonies of Avian Piscivores in the Columbia River Basin, 2010 Scott Sebring, Michael Morrow, Richard Ledgerwood, and Allen Evans Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission NOAA Fisheries Real Time Research, Inc.

23 BUILDING STRONG ® Overall PIT tags recovered from the 2010 migration year. Run of the River Transportation From all studies in the Snake and Columbia River Basin 87,660 PIT Tags recovered from tagged smolts migrating in the 2010 fish season

24 BUILDING STRONG ® COE PROVIDED: 2,000 PIT tags for sow (detection effiency) 1)Prior to the birds’ arrival on colony (March) 2)During egg incubation (May) 3)During chick fledging (June) 4)Once the birds had left the colony 8,200 PIT tags for tagging Salmonids Rock Island Dam 7,373 Steelhead tagged 1,002 tags recovered on avian colony

25 BUILDING STRONG ® Lower Columbia Hatcheries 20,000 PIT tags for tagging Salmonids Hatchery Species Released Warrenton H.S. 3,042 Big Creek Chinook 3,051 Deep River 3,085 North Toutle 3,073 Warrenton H.S. 3,058 Big Creek Coho 3,002 Deep River 2,770 2,000 PIT tags for sow

26 BUILDING STRONG ® Columbia River Upper Columbia River Washington Oregon Blalock Is. Miller Rocks Is. Banks Lake Potholes Res. Snake River Badger Is. Crescent Is. Foundation Is. East Sand Is. Primary Colonial Waterbird Nesting Locations in the Columbia River

27 BUILDING STRONG ® PIT Tag recovery and detection efficiency measurement for each colony sampled during 2010 River reach Island Bird Colony Number of 2010 PIT tags Brandt’s Cormorant 199 Estuary East Sand Caspian tern 34,862 Double-crested Cormorant 24,554 Columbia River Miller Rocks Gull Species 3,774 Gorge Central Blaylock Caspian Tern 1,099 Badger American White Pelicans 2,319 Mid-Columbia Crescent Caspian Tern 6,253 Crescent Gull Species 3,148 Foundation Double-crested Cormorant 5,343 Columbia Goose (Potholes) Caspian tern 4,759 Plateau Banks Lake Caspian tern 110

28 BUILDING STRONG ® Alternative Barging Strategies to Improve Survival of Transported Juvenile Salmonids, 2008 Douglas M. Marsh, William D. Muir, Benjamin P. Sandford, Diane Elliott, Lynn Marie Applegate, Connie McKibben, Sacha Mosterd, Samantha Badil, and James Woodson

29 BUILDING STRONG ® 2008 Fish PIT Tagged Astoria Release 19,555 Yearling Chinook 16,519 Hatchery 3,036 Wild 31,039 Steelhead 25,353 Hatchery 5,686 Wild Skamania Landing Release 28,237 Yearling Chinook 23,717 Hatchery 4,520 Wild 40,546 Steelhead 32,920 Hatchery 7,626 Wild Total 119,377 PIT Tagged

30 BUILDING STRONG ® EVALUATE BULL TROUT MIGRATION BETWEEN THE TUCANNON RIVER AND MAINSTEM SNAKE RIVER USING STREAMWIDTH PASSIVE INTEGRATED TRANSPONDER TAG INTERROGATION SYSTEMS Carrie Bette Bret U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Idaho Fishery Resource Office Monitoring the Use of the Mainstem Columbia River by Bull Trout from the Walla Walla Basin D onald R. Anglin, Daren Gallion, Marshall Barrows, Steven Haeseker, Ryan Koch, Courtney Newlon U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Columbia River Fisheries Program Office

31 BUILDING STRONG ® Sampling to Detect Juvenile PIT-tagged Salmonids With a Surface Pair- trawl in the Columbia River Estuary, 2010 Robert Magie, Matthew Morris, Amy Cook, Richard Ledgerwood Target Fish for M Detected 31,327 PIT tagged fish

32 BUILDING STRONG ® Future Studies Sockeye Studies – design a transportation evaluation ICH---Evaluate new antenna on spillbays Juvenile Salmon Acoustic Telemetry System (JSATS) Passage and survival at all Snake and Columbia Dams Future Management Decisions Fall Chinook Studies Transportation Studies Avian Studies Tags for FY11 680, ,400 12mm 20, mm

33 BUILDING STRONG ® Questions


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