Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9039

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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 Increase Stream Flow in the Methow River and Provide Trail-Based Recreation
BPA Project Proposal Number 9039
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Chewuch Canal Company
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Craig Boesel
Mailing Address P.O. Box 234
City, State, Zip Winthrop, WA 98862
Phone 5099962488
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Methow
Short Description Study feasibility of changing a 12-mile earthen irrigation canal to a piped irrigation supply with an associated non-motorized recreation trail
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: Please add these numbers if applicable
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
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

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. determine political and fund-raising climate for proposed project a. talk with each landowner who might be affected
. b. talk with monetary sources such as the Methow Conservancy, Methow Institute Foundation, Bonneville Power Administration, RTCA Washington Recreation Coalition, etc.
2. determine legal standing of proposed project a. research the power and limitations of the Chewuch Canal Company ditch right-of-way
. b. research liability of having trail on ditch right-of-way
3. determine if others will share any increased liability a. hammer out a draft agreement with entity such as Methow Sport Trails Association, so that trail could go under their liability umbrella
4. estimate cost of proposed pipe and trail construction a. survey existing ditch, find problem areas for the proposed changes, and estimate cost of engineering to overcome problems
. b. estimate cost of materials needed to make proposed changes
. c. estimate cost of construction
5. determine cost of restoring vegetation after construction a. estimate cost of replacing water-greedy vegetation such as cottonwood trees (which will die) with more ‘natural’ vegetation such as ponderosa pine and bitterbrush
6. determine environmental document needs a. determine if an Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Statement would be needed, and estimate the cost
7. report findings a. prepare a report of all findings to the Chewuch Canal Company Board of Directors and other interested parties

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 04/01/99 09/01/99 28.0%
2 02/01/99 03/01/99 28.0%
4 05/01/99 09/01/99 31.0%
5 05/01/99 09/01/99 7.0%
6 06/01/99 09/01/99 4.0%
7 04/01/99 10/01/99 2.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Craig Boesel, Chewuch Canal..contract management $ 700
Subcontractor Randy Sackett, PSE Consulting Engineer; Individual; James D.King and Associatest; Reeder and Karro; Natural Resource Conservation Service $ 14,140
Total Itemized Budget $ 14,840

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 14,840
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 14,840
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

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: No known schedule constraints on this proposed part of the project; any subsequent construction of the project would be open to political delays if there was major opposition or to delays if funding was slow.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Think of this a Ditches-to-Trails pilot project. The proposal is a feasibility study on an idea to replace a 12-mile earthen canal with a buried pipe line to eliminate water loss from seepage and evaporation. The perfectly graded ditch right-of-way (with its beautiful route and views) would become a non-motorized recreation trail which would connect the Chewuch River Valley, Winthrop, Pearrygin Lake, and the mid-Methow River Valley. The over-all goals of this project are to increase stream flow in the Chewuch and Methow Rivers, to conserve irrigation water, to augment trail-based recreation (a main-stay of the Methow Valley economy) and to give residents a safe non-motorized transportation route along the Chewuch and mid-Methow river valleys.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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