Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has identified a need to standardize the reporting of carrying capacity information produced from different models and for different parts of the Columbia River Basin. The Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership currently includes tasks for assessing this data category and indicates that this potential HLI data category will be explored with the managers through the PNAMP Fish Monitoring Workgroup.

Background

The Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership states that the StreamNet Program and CAP Core Team will initiate a discussion to inform a scoping exercise of potential indicators for carrying capacity. The approach for the carrying capacity indicator consists of these steps:

  1. BPA will describe the purpose and definitions they envision for this indicator, as well as how it would be used.
  2. PNAMP, with assistance by PSMFC StreamNet staff, will convene the PNAMP Fish Monitoring Workgroup to facilitate a broader discussion with relevant experts in the Basin to scope out the feasibility and extent of this topic. This workgroup will include relevant habitat and fish experts who will assess what content/data would be available to support this indicator. Discussions will also explore methods to calculate this indicator.
  3. PSMFC StreamNet staff will convene a core group of the CAP Data Exchange Standard Development Team (CAP DDT) to scope a draft, general outline of a DES table for the carrying capacity indicator based on the information provided by the Fish Monitoring Workgroup.
  4. The StreamNet Executive Committee will be briefed on the outcome of the scoping exercise by the Fish Monitoring Workgroup and CAP DDT. If the proposed new carrying capacity indicator is approved to go forward, the Fish Monitoring Workgroup and the CAP DDT will develop and finalize the DES table for this indicator.

Workshop and Events

See PNAMP Fish Monitoring Work Group webpage for related events.

Carrying Capacity Documents

FileDescriptionFile Date
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments Partnership (v. 20200902)

Sep 2, 2020 Executive Committee Meeting – Five-Year Plan for Coordinated Assessments Partnership (v. 20200902)

2020
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments 2015

2015 Five Year Plan for Coordinated Assessments

2015
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments 2017

2017 updated version of the Five Year Plan for Coordinated Assessments

2017
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments 2018

2018 updated version of the Five Year Plan for Coordinated Assessments

2018
Five-Year Plan for the Coordinated Assessments 2019

2019 updated version of the Five Year Plan for Coordinated Assessments

2019