Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9102

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 Ahtanum Creek Watershed Assessment
BPA Project Proposal Number 9102
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation
Business acronym (if appropriate) YIN

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Lynn Hatcher
Mailing Address P.O. Box 151
City, State, Zip Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone 5098656262
Fax 5098656293
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Conduct watershed assessment in the agricultural portion of the Ahtanum Creek watershed, to complete assessment of entire watershed and facilitate restoration of salmon and steelhead.
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: 7.6A Habitat Goal, 7.6B Habitat Policies, 7.6C Coordinated Habitat Planning, 7.8B Best Management Proactices
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. Map irrigation systems utilizing creek water a. incorporate GIS coverages, orthophotos, district maps into overall GIS map
. b. add delivery and drainage system features
. c. add cropping patterns from crop reports
. d. ground-truth map data
2. Model irrigation water use a. measure water withdrawals from and returns to Ahtanum Creek
. b. assess consumptive use and irrigation efficiency
3. Describe stream flow and water temperature regime a. measure creek flow and temperature over time and distance
. b. develop descriptive model of flow by location and season
4. Survey creek channel and floodplain a. conduct qualitative assessment of riparian functional status
. b. use current and historical aerial photographs to map channel width and sinuosity , riparian vegetation and trends in these features over time
5. Describe fish population responses to habitat changes a. assess potential salmon and steelhead production (pre-development conditions)
. b. describe response to changes in water withdrawal, return flows and riparian management
6. Recommend changes in irrigation facilities and management of land and water resources a. integrate information and recommendations from upper watershed analysis
. b. use above data to recommend changes in irrigation and floodplain management
7. Implement recommendations a. system modifications, substitution, land purchase or lease

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/98 09/01/99 20.0%
2 10/01/98 09/01/99 25.0%
3 10/01/98 09/01/99 20.0%
4 03/01/99 09/01/99 15.0%
5 03/01/99 09/01/99 10.0%
6 06/01/99 09/01/99 10.0%
7 10/01/99 09/01/03 0.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel fish bio (lead) 0.5 FTE, wildl. bio 0.5, hydrol. 0.25, GIS bio 1.0, field tech 2.0, ofc 0.5 $145,938
Fringe 25.3% $ 36,922
Supplies office and field supplies, GIS computer and and field laptop plus software, survey equipment $ 21,000
Operating vehicles, office space, maintenance, utilities, insurance $ 23,950
Travel (and training) $ 2,000
Indirect 23.5% calculated on all items on this budget $ 55,180
Subcontractor $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $289,990

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $289,990
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $289,990
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 $500,000 $750,000 $400,000 $ 80,000
Total Outyear Budgets $500,000 $750,000 $400,000 $ 80,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Field data gathering may be constrained by weather or by private property access problems off the Yakama Reservation. The project will be able to rely partly on data already acquired as part of the current Yakima subbasin adjudication process.

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Ahtanum Creek was historically important for production of salmon and steelhead. The creek and its southernmost tributaries form part of the north boundary of the Yakama Indian Reservation. Spring chinook and coho are found in small numbers today; there is no current information on steelhead presence. Bull trout have been found as far downstream as the lowermost major irrigation diversion. A watershed analysis for the upper, forested portion of the watershed is nearing completion. The lower, largely agricultural portion of the watershed is adversely affected by water withdrawal, by diking and channelization, by grazing practices and by residential development on the floodplain. Restoration of significant salmon and steelhead production in the watershed can be accomplished, but science-based strategies are needed for protecting stream flow, stream channels and floodplains. We propose to map irrigated lands and water delivery systems, measure water discharge and temperature, compare water diversion and loss with on-farm water needs, and estimate the efficiency of irrigation water conveyance and use. At the same time we will gather historical and current data on stream channel condition, riparian function and salmonid populations. We will use this information to determine how water use and riparian management in lower Ahtanum Creek may be limiting production of anadromous salmonids in the watershed as a whole, and to determine the most effective measures for salmon and steelhead restoration. We will recommend restoration measures that could include improved irrigation facilities, land and water management changes, and purchase or lease of land and water rights.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

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