Event Title

Concurrent Sessions C: Tracking and Evaluating Passage - Fish Passage Wiki: Using 3D Visualization Modeling to Catalog and Communicate Fishway Information and Fish Passage Research

Location

Agriculture Leaders Theater, Oregon State University

Start Date

27-6-2013 11:05 AM

End Date

27-6-2013 11:25 AM

Description

In the Pacific Northwest, migration is a critical life history component of native anadromous fishes including Pacific salmon, steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus spp), and Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus). Improving fish passage at dams during upstream spawning migration has been a central objective of population recovery efforts in the region for several decades. Unfortunately, the structural and operational details of fishways along with behavioral information collected during fish monitoring projects are often distributed among many stakeholders, including: dam managers, state and local government agencies, researchers and tribal authorities. In an effort to facilitate efficient communication between stakeholders, link fishway geometry with research results and passage information, and provide an interactive archive of fishway information, we developed a visual wiki page for Bonneville Dam (Columbia River). The 3-D model of the fishway is the foundation upon which key information is mapped in interactive links. We selected Google/Trimble Sketchup as the platform to build this model based on the criterion of cost, accessibility, and ease of use. Sketchup can readily imbed links to files within the model to allow for spatial reference to ancillary information sources (photos, videos, reports, etc). Information is then organized on layers based on context (e.g., images, history of fishway modifications, water elevation, fishway passage efficiency, etc). The individual layers can be filtered by stakeholders to synthesize information on fish passage based on management concerns or reporting requirements. This presentation describes the implementation of this tool using the upstream migration of Pacific Lamprey at the north shore of Bonneville Dam as a case study. We will review the model’s functionality and demonstrate capabilities of this tool to bridge the gap between stakeholders and the reference information they need to support decision making on fishway passage decisions, including structural and operational improvements.

Comments

Hattie Zobott is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Idaho Center for Ecohydaulics Research in Boise. Her research involves the development of a Lamprey Passage Structure and integrating engineering with biological sciences to help protect and perpetuate aquatic habitats. She holds a BS from the University of Idaho (2005) and is in pursuit of her MS through the University of Idaho (2013).

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Concurrent Sessions C: Tracking and Evaluating Passage - Fish Passage Wiki: Using 3D Visualization Modeling to Catalog and Communicate Fishway Information and Fish Passage Research

Agriculture Leaders Theater, Oregon State University

In the Pacific Northwest, migration is a critical life history component of native anadromous fishes including Pacific salmon, steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus spp), and Pacific Lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus). Improving fish passage at dams during upstream spawning migration has been a central objective of population recovery efforts in the region for several decades. Unfortunately, the structural and operational details of fishways along with behavioral information collected during fish monitoring projects are often distributed among many stakeholders, including: dam managers, state and local government agencies, researchers and tribal authorities. In an effort to facilitate efficient communication between stakeholders, link fishway geometry with research results and passage information, and provide an interactive archive of fishway information, we developed a visual wiki page for Bonneville Dam (Columbia River). The 3-D model of the fishway is the foundation upon which key information is mapped in interactive links. We selected Google/Trimble Sketchup as the platform to build this model based on the criterion of cost, accessibility, and ease of use. Sketchup can readily imbed links to files within the model to allow for spatial reference to ancillary information sources (photos, videos, reports, etc). Information is then organized on layers based on context (e.g., images, history of fishway modifications, water elevation, fishway passage efficiency, etc). The individual layers can be filtered by stakeholders to synthesize information on fish passage based on management concerns or reporting requirements. This presentation describes the implementation of this tool using the upstream migration of Pacific Lamprey at the north shore of Bonneville Dam as a case study. We will review the model’s functionality and demonstrate capabilities of this tool to bridge the gap between stakeholders and the reference information they need to support decision making on fishway passage decisions, including structural and operational improvements.