Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9015

Proposal Table of Contents

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Objectives, tasks and schedules
Section 5. Budget
Section 6. References
Section 7. Abstract

Reviews and Recommendations
Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Enhance and Protect Fisheries in the Wolf Creek Watershed
BPA Project Proposal Number 9015
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Wolf Creek Reclamation District
Business acronym (if appropriate) WCRD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jeremy Titcomb, Chairman
Mailing Address 41 - B Wandling Road
City, State, Zip Winthrop, WA 98862
Phone 5099963302
Fax 5099962238
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Methow
Short Description Reconstruct diversion structure to provide for fish passage, fish screen, and measuring devices; line/rebuild 5,100 lineal feet of distribution system piping to eliminate transmission loss; relocate diversion on Wolf Creek to prevent stream dewatering.
Target Species

Project Location

[No information]

Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs)

Sponsor-Reported Relevant RPAs

Sponsor listed no RPAs for this project proposal

Relevant RPAs based upon NMFS & BPA Review

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

NPPC Program Measure Number(s) which this project addresses: Cooperative habitat improvement with private landowners; Provide passage and protective screens on tributaties; Bull Trout mitigation; Implement resident fish policies; Help needed with assigning “measure” numbers. Thank you.
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: This project relates to the Endangered Species Act requirements prohibiting the taking of listed species. In this case, potential taking involves the Upper Columbia Steelhead Trout and Bull Trout.
Other Planning Document References

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: None
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
None No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Achieve compliance with requirements of ESA / Increase fish habitat a. Reconstruct irrigation diversion on Wolf Creek to allow upstream fish passage
. b. Reconstruct WCRD ditch headworks to include fish screen
2. Decrease consumptive use of surface water a. Line appoximately 3,800 feet lineal feet of unlined leaking ditches
. b. Encourage WCRD member to improve on-farm irrigation practices and upgrade facilities.
. c. Relocate privately owned diversion structure on Wolf Creek
3. Decrease threat to water quality a. Replace 1,300 lineal feet of existing undersized pipe with larger capacity pipe to eliminate overflow potential
. b. Line approximately 2,500 feet of unlined ditching to decrease potential for slope failure

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 09/01/99 80.0%
2 01/01/99 09/01/99 15.0%
3 01/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Temporary Employee for WCRD $ 20,000
Fringe 10% $ 2,000
Supplies Fish Screen, Piping, Monitoring Equip., Access Road Dam Improvements. Cost includes installation. $360,000
Operating None $ 0
Capital None $ 0
Tag None $ 0
Travel $ 250
Indirect $ 500
Subcontractor Not Selected $ 75,000
Other $ 91,550
Total Itemized Budget $549,300

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $549,300
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $549,300
FY 1999 forecast from 1998 $ 0
% change from forecast 0.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable

Reason for change in scope

Not applicable

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

All Phases $549,300
Total Outyear Budgets $549,300

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: All tasks, except those associated with Object 2, Task C, can be completed in 1999. This Task will be implemented after changes to the related water rights have been authorized by Washington Dept. of Ecology. Other potential delays relate to permitting.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


WCRD’s present diversion structure onWolf Creek has the potential for “taking” of Upper Columbia Summer Run Steelhead and Bull Trout. The structure, built in 1992 and authorized by special use permit from the USDA - Forest Service, is now under review by that agency. An incidenatla taking permit from the USFSW and NMFS is being sought. Special problems identified include: ? WCRD’s diversion structure does not allow fish passage nor is th ditch headworks screened. ? Leakage from unlined system and on-farm ditches result in the diversion ofa additioan quantities of water from the Wolf Creek thereby lessening stream flow. ? Overflows from undersized ditching and ditch bank failure have and will continue to increase erosion and sedimenation potential to survace waters and fish habitat within the affected watersheds, including the Methow River. ? A private diversion in the lower reaches of Wolf Creek dewaters that section of stream compromises access to Spring Chinook, Summer Run Steelhead, and Bull Trout. The proposed project provides outcomes benefiting the fisheries as well as WCRD. Thser benefits include: ? Elimination of potential for fish to enter WCRD distribution system. ? Assuring approximately 8 miles of upper Wolf Creek habitat will be available for fish use ? Water savings of at least 1000 acre feet per year throught ditch lining and increased on-farm efficidencies. ? Opportunities to eliminate dewaterring of one or more reaches of Wolf Creek. At project completion, it will be possible to monitor irrigation water use througout the entire sytem more accurately.

Reviews and Recommendations

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