Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9045

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 Eliminate Gravel Push-Up Dams on Lower North Fork John Day
BPA Project Proposal Number 9045
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
North Fork John Day Watershed Council
Business acronym (if appropriate) NFJDWC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Robert Stubblefield
Mailing Address P.O. Box 95
City, State, Zip Monument, OR 97864
Phone 5419342141
Fax 5419342312
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin John Day
Short Description Modify irrigation pumping stations by replacing above-ground suction screens with sub-surface collectors. Eliminate flow modification, migration impediments, and vegetation disruption and destruction inflicted during construction of gravel push-up dams.
Target Species Spring Chinook Salmon, Summer Steelhead, Resident Redband Trout.

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: 5.4d.8, 7.8h.2, 7.10, 10.2c.2
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. Remove barriers to anadromous fish migration. a. Remove any existing push-up gravel dams
2. Eliminate the need for push-up gravel dams. a. Install permanent pumping stations and/or infiltration galleries.
3. Increase irrigation effeciency. a. Compute annual pumping costs before and after installation of infiltration galleries and/or establishment of permanent pumping stations.
. b. Compute annual construction costs of push-up dams.
4. Decrease Evaporation a. Minimize surface area of water and eliminate large, shallow, pooled areas created by gravel push-up dams.
5. Restablish riparian vegetation in areas degraded by push-up dam construction. a. Plant native trees, grasses and shrubs and install riparian fencing to ODFW specification.
6. Broaden landowner participation annually. a. Maintain and enhance working relationships and meet regularly with participating and potentially participating landowners.
7. Eliminate pooled area, which may be potential heat source into surrounding waters. a. Monitor water temperature and compare temperature of pooled water vs running water.
. b.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 07/01/99 08/01/01 5.0%
2 07/01/99 08/01/01 68.0%
3 05/01/99 12/01/01 5.0%
4 07/01/99 10/01/01 10.0%
5 10/01/99 10/01/01 10.0%
6 01/01/99 12/01/01 0.0%
7 07/01/99 12/01/01 2.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 6,000
Supplies $ 30,000
Operating Primarily monitoring $ 1,500
Travel $ 500
Indirect $ 1,000
Subcontractor Monument Soil and Water Conservation District; Columbia Power Co-op; The Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Monument High School $ 25,000
Other $ 2,500
Other $ 2,500
Other $ 2,500
Other $ 2,500
Total Itemized Budget $ 74,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 74,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 74,000
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

2000 2001
All Phases $ 70,000 $ 70,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 70,000 $ 70,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Construction and installation pumping stations can most easily and effectively be accomplished during periods of low flows (normally beginning mid-July on the lower North Fork). May have to acquire brief extension on permits for instream work.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The goal of this project is the elimination of gravel push-up dams on the lower North Fork John Day over the next four years. Elimination of push-up dams will remove impediments to anadromous (Spring Chinook salmon, Summer Steelhead trout) fish migration, improve water quality and habitat for both anadromous and resident fish, reduce sediment load from construction and washouts, and shrink surface area of water during annual periods of highest temperatures and solar radiation. Installation of infiltration galleries in other subbasins of the John Day has been successful both scientifically and aesthetically. Water quality will be monitored throughout each phase of the project with turbidity and temperature as the primary criteria. Landowner participation and satisfaction is also a primary criterion for success of the project. The North Fork John Day Watershed Council will begin eliciting landowner participation and support in January of 1998 with the goal of removing four push-up dams from the Wall Creek--Kimberly reach annually through 2001. Monitoring of water quality and landowner satisfaction will continue through December of 2001.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

This project has not yet been reviewed

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