FY 1999 proposal 9087

Additional documents

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9087 Narrative Narrative

Section 1. Administrative

Proposal titleAcquire 1860 Fifteenmile Cr irrigation water right and convert to instream
Proposal ID9087
OrganizationOregon Water Trust (OWT)
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
NameLeslie Bach
Mailing address111 SW Front Ave., Suite 404 Portland, OR 97204
Phone / email5032269055 / owt@teleport.com
Manager authorizing this project
Review cycleFY 1999
Province / SubbasinLower Mid-Columbia / Fifteenmile
Short descriptionIncrease instream flows in a water quantity and quality limited system by purchasing a senior water right and transferring to a legally protected instream water right. Monitor and protect instream water right …
Target speciesWinter Steelhead
Project location
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Section 2. Past accomplishments

YearAccomplishment

Section 3. Relationships to other projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design phase

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Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation phase

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Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation phase

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Section 8. Estimated budget summary

Itemized budget
ItemNoteFY 1999 cost
Personnel $2,500
Fringe $100
Supplies $100
Capital $15,000
Travel $500
Indirect $480
Subcontractor $500
Other $450
$19,630
Total estimated budget
Total FY 1999 cost$19,630
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA funds$0
Total FY 1999 budget request$19,630
FY 1999 forecast from 1998$0
% change from forecast0.ToString("0.0%"))
Cost sharing
OrganizationItem or service providedAmountCash or in-kind
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Reviews and recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

Recommendation:
Return to Sponsor for Revision
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:

Management Issue: Project is technically sound, but there are concerns on the cost. Need to clearly show the significance of the benefit – does 0.25 cfs benefit the watershed, and/or other programs that are being considered? How much relative benefit is added to the creek (0.25 cfs out of how much flow in the creek?).

Management Issue: Explain if other alternatives, such as purchasing the land, would provide more benefits to the resource at a lower cost.

Technical Issue: Also, describe why the water would not be returned to the creek if native grasses are reestablished.


Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
May 13, 1998

Comment:


Recommendation:
Adequate
Date:
Jun 18, 1998

Comment:

This proposal is well written and includes an adequate description of tasks and objectives. It describes an opportunity to purchase a water right and use it to increase in-stream flow. Monitoring and legal protection for the water is included in the proposal. The "ecological monitoring" needs more development. The amount of water that will be saved is small and may be insignificant in terms of salmon recovery. It would help to know how much in-stream flow is needed for recovery. Will monitoring establish this?