Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9072

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 Improve Return Flow Water Quality
BPA Project Proposal Number 9072
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Roza-Sunnyside Board of Joint Control
Business acronym (if appropriate) RSBOJC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name James W. Trull
Mailing Address P.O. Box 239
City, State, Zip Sunnyside, WA 98944
Phone 5098376980
Fax 5098372088
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Improve the quality of water discharged from individual farming operations. This will be accomplished by identification of sources of lower quality return flows using aerial photography and field inspections. Technical assistance will be made available.
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:
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. Pilot Program Implementation a. Identify several farms for technology demonstration
2. Full Scale Implemantation a. Provide technical assistance and funding support to farms

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 03/01/99 12/01/99 20.0%
2 04/01/99 12/01/99 80.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel RSBOJC Staff $ 20,000
Fringe $ 10,000
Supplies Pipe and fittings $ 35,000
Travel Vehicle mileage $ 2,000
Indirect Office overhead $ 3,000
Subcontractor $ 35,000
Total Itemized Budget $105,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $105,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $105,000
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 2002 2003
All Phases $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Financial impact to landowners may affect implementation schedule.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


The Roza-Sunnyside Board of Joint Control (RSBOJC) service area contains over 170,000 acres of irrigated farm land. Many of the soil types in the project are very fine textured and of excellent quality for growing crops. However, they tend to be highly erodeable. Due to their very small particle size, the eroded soil remains in suspension in the waterways ultimately making its way to the Yakima River. The proposed project to improve the quality of the return flows will have many positive effects. The basic concept of the water quality improvements will focus on conversion of surface flooding irrigation methods (rill, furrow, and wild flooding) to controlled rate application systems such as sprinkler or drip systems. Some of the more significant benefits are: a) the loss of soil from the farmed fields will be reduced, b) drain channel maintenance costs (sediment removal) will be reduced, and c) the quality of the Yakima River will be improved. The water quality improvements will be achieved through a four step program which will consist of: inventory of sediment sources using aerial photography and field verification, prioritization of problem areas, operation of a pilot program, and full scale implementation. With adequate funding, the program could be started during the 1998 irrigation season. Full implementation could occur between the years 1999 and 2004. The water quality improvements would be achieved as soon as the on farm improvements are made during implementation. The success of the program would be measured as part of the RSBOJC water quality monitoring program. The presence of constituents such as turbidity, suspended solids, and fecal coliform in the water returning to the Yakima River are expected to diminish as the return flow improvement program is implemented.

Reviews and Recommendations

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