Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9053

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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 Kirby (Atlanta) Dam Fish Ladder
BPA Project Proposal Number 9053
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Joint sponsors: USDA Forest Service, Boise National Forest - Idaho Dept. Fish & Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFS, BNF

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Tim Burton
Mailing Address 1249 Vinnell Way
City, State, Zip Boise, ID 83709
Phone 2083734100
Fax 2083734111
E-mail tim.burton/
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Upper Snake
Subbasin Mid Snake
Short Description Design and construct a fish ladder at Kirby Dam, near Atlanta, Idaho to restore approximately 56.6 miles of stream to spawning and early rearing of bull trout in the Middle Fork Boise River Basin. This project would restore 39% of their historic range.
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: new project
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: na
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): resident

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. Construct fish ladder a. Install fishpass
2. Monitor effectiveness a. Tag and sample fish

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 01/01/99 90.0%
2 04/01/99 11/01/99 10.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel Engineering and construction $ 50,000
Fringe Overhead @ 20% $ 50,000
Supplies Fish ladder $175,000
Subcontractor Idaho Fish & Game $ 0
Other $ 25,000
Total Itemized Budget $300,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $300,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $300,000
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

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Let contract in spring/summer 1998. Begin construction in October, 1998. Complete construction by end of calendar year 1998. Begin monitoring when bull trout begin migration in the spring of 1999. No constraints are anticipated other than weather.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The goal is to restore bull trout access to historical spawning/rearing habitats. Populations are currently isolated by 3 dams, greatly increasing the risks of extinction. Fish passage at Kirby dam would restore about 39 percent of the critical historical habitats used in early life stages. Studies by Idaho Department of Fish and Game and Boise National Forest (Burton 1996) show that bull trout historically occupied habitats above Kirby Dam. The Idaho Native Fishes Watershed Advisory Committee recently drafted a problem assessment that identified restoring fish passage at Kirby Dam as one of the highest priorities in the Basin (SWBNFWAG 1998). Opportunities for restoring access above Kirby Dam were investigated by Joe Teter, an expert in design and operation of fish passage facilities (Teter 1997). He is confident that regrading the natural rock channel below the dam combined with construction of a Denil Type fishladder over the dam itself will pass bull trout to the upper stream. The lower rock channel spillway rises 19 feet to the base of the dam structure. The dam itself rises an additional 16 feet above the rock channel. The expert recommends a “swim-through” design to mimic natural stream conditions, rather than a “pool and weir” design. Design of the passage facility is currently under development by Engineers with Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Bureau of Reclamation. A final design report is due January 23, 1998 (Jeppson 1998). Project construction would be completed by the end of 1998 and monitoring would occur over several years starting in 1999.

Reviews and Recommendations

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