Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9087

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 Acquire 1860 Fifteenmile Cr irrigation water right and convert to instream
BPA Project Proposal Number 9087
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Water Trust
Business acronym (if appropriate) OWT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Leslie Bach
Mailing Address 111 SW Front Ave., Suite 404
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97204
Phone 5032269055
Fax 5032263480
E-mail owt@teleport.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Fifteenmile
 
Short Description Increase instream flows in a water quantity and quality limited system by purchasing a senior water right and transferring to a legally protected instream water right. Monitor and protect instream water right …
Target Species Winter Steelhead


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

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Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Increase instream flows by acquiring 1860 irrigation water right and transferring to a senior instream water right on Fifteenmile Creek a. finalize water right purchase agreement with landowner
1. Increase instream flows by acquiring 1860 irrigation water right and transferring to a senior instream water right on Fifteenmile Creek b. obtain funding for acquisition
1. Increase instream flows by acquiring 1860 irrigation water right and transferring to a senior instream water right on Fifteenmile Creek c. conduct survey of water right by certified water rights examiner
1. Increase instream flows by acquiring 1860 irrigation water right and transferring to a senior instream water right on Fifteenmile Creek d. develop transfer application to convert irrigation right to a permanent instream water right
1. Increase instream flows by acquiring 1860 irrigation water right and transferring to a senior instream water right on Fifteenmile Creek e. submit application to Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD)
2. Monitor instream water right for protection during 1999 irrigation season and develop future monitoring strategy for ecological value a. work with OWRD field staff to develop a strategy for monitoring the instream flow
2. Monitor instream water right for protection during 1999 irrigation season and develop future monitoring strategy for ecological value b. conduct periodic site visits with OWRD to ensure instream water right protection
2. Monitor instream water right for protection during 1999 irrigation season and develop future monitoring strategy for ecological value c. collect stream discharge measurements as needed throughout irrigation season
2. Monitor instream water right for protection during 1999 irrigation season and develop future monitoring strategy for ecological value d. coordinate with federal, state, and tribal biologists to develop a strategy for monitoring ecological value
3. Promote benefits of acquisition to other Fifteenmile Creek water right holders to encourage additional water right acquisitions a. distribute press release to local and statewide media outlets
3. Promote benefits of acquisition to other Fifteenmile Creek water right holders to encourage additional water right acquisitions b. make presentation about acquisition to Fifteenmile Creek Watershed Council
3. Promote benefits of acquisition to other Fifteenmile Creek water right holders to encourage additional water right acquisitions c. send letters describing acquisition to all priority water right holders on Fifteenmile Creek
3. Promote benefits of acquisition to other Fifteenmile Creek water right holders to encourage additional water right acquisitions d. follow up on letters with phone calls to priority water right holders

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/98 03/01/99 88.0%
2 01/01/99 09/01/99 9.0%
3 11/01/98 02/01/99 3.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel $ 2,500
Fringe $ 100
Supplies $ 100
Capital $ 15,000
Travel $ 500
Indirect $ 480
Subcontractor $ 500
Other $ 450
Total Itemized Budget $ 19,630


Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 19,630
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 19,630
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
All Phases $ 1,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 1,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Section 6. References

n/a or no information


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Fifteenmile Creek supports the eastern-most run of wild winter steelhead, and a population of pacific lamprey. Past land use practices have resulted in habitat and water quality degradation. A major limiting factor for fish production and survival is severe low flow conditions due to irrigation withdrawal. The goal of this project is to increase production and survival of wild winter steelhead and pacific lamprey by increasing instream flows and improving habitat and water quality conditions. Specific objectives include purchasing an 1860 irrigation water right and transferring it to instream use, monitoring and protecting the instream right to prevent removal by junior appropriators, and outreach to other senior water right holders to identify additional acquisition opportunities. Acquiring instream water rights on a willing buyer, willing seller basis, and converting those rights to instream water rights meets the goals and objectives of the NPPC Fish and Wildlife Program measures 7.6D, 7.8G1 and 7.8G2. This project is also consistent with a number of assessment and restoration plans for Fifteenmile Creek, and compliments a collaborative restoration effort by ODFW, CTWSRO, USFS and the Wasco County SWCD that is funded by BPA. OWT will use the 1987 Instream Water Right Law to legally transfer the irrigation right to an instream right. Steps include finalizing the purchase agreement, obtaining a transfer map from a Certified Water Rights Examiner, and developing and submitting the transfer application to OWRD. OWT will work closely with the state watermaster to monitor the instream right and ensure protection relative to junior irrigation rights. This will include regular site visits and streamflow monitoring. OWT will also work with local agencies, organizations and the watershed council to develop a monitoring strategy for evaluating the ecological benefits of the instream flow. The instream water right transfer will be completed by the 1999 irrigation season. The increased instream flow will provide immediate benefit to fish habitat and water quality, and will provide a minimum flow to build on in the long-term.


Reviews and Recommendations

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