Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 9161

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 From Farms
BPA Project Proposal Number 9161
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Kittitas Reclamation District
Business acronym (if appropriate) KRD

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jack Carpenter
Mailing Address P.O. Box 276
City, State, Zip Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone 5099256158
Fax 5099257425
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 Implementation 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 01/01/99 06/01/99 10.0%
2 03/01/99 12/01/99 90.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Personnel KRD Staff $ 13,000
Fringe $ 5,500
Travel Vehicle mileage $ 2,000
Indirect Office overhead $ 1,500
Subcontractor $ 0
Total Itemized Budget $ 22,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 22,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 22,000
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 $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000 $ 20,000

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 Kittitas Reclamation District (KRD) service area contains over 50,000 acres of irrigable farm land. Due to the slope of the land and the surface irrigation practices (rill, furrow, and wild flooding), erosion has been a problem in some parts of the District. 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 from the farms will have many positive effects. The water quality improvements will focus on optimizing surface irrigation methods and conversion to controlled rate application systems such as sprinkler or drip systems where feasible. The unique needs of specialty crops such as Timothy hay may limit the choice of irrigation methods. Some of the more significant benefits of the proposed program 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 2003. 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 KRD 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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