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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 Idaho Fish Screening Improvement - O&M
BPA Project Proposal Number 199401500
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Business acronym (if appropriate) IDFG

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Patrick Marcuson
Mailing Address P.O. Box 1336
City, State, Zip Salmon, ID 83467-1336
Phone 2087566022
Fax 2087566274
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Snake
Subbasin Salmon
Short Description Enhance passage of juvenile & adult fish by consolidation & elimination of irrigation diversions. Minimize impact of irrigation diversion dams, screen pump intakes & screen irrigation canals. Reconnect tirbutaries lost to irrigation canals.
Target Species Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, bull trout and other indigenous resident salmonids

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. Complete surveys, designs, construction and installations of all unscreened, obsolete gravity and pump intakes in Idaho’s Anadromous fish corridors a. Complete topographic surveys of unscreened and obsolete fish screen sites
. b. Design appropriate fish screen headgate and fish friendly diversion at each site.
. c. Contract construction at each site
. d. Fabricate and install fish screen and associated components at each site.
. e. Locate, measure, design, build and install fish screens on pump intakes.
2. Reduce the number of gravel push-up diversion dams by consolidation and elimination of irrigation ditches a. Identify potential consolidation and ditch elimination sites.
. b. Attain easements and flow agreements.
. c. Deisgn consolidations and replacement of surface water diversions to ground water systems.
. d. Construct designs both by contract and IDFG crew.
. e. Evaluate and adjust as needed for proper function.
3. Maximize any rearing habitat in appropriate irrigation canals. a. Evaluate ditch fish habitat potential and existing fishery. Locate fish screen to maximize rearing habitat.
. b. Locate fish screen to maximize rearing habitat.
4. Reconnect streams to anadromous fish corridors. a. Locate streams providing historic spawning and rearing for anadromous fish
. b. Determine if adequate water attracts anadromous fish.
. c. Design and implement reconnect
. d. Install fish screens where needed
5. Install and evaluate alternative fish screens. a. Look for sites for infiltration and other simpler means of saving fish from irrigation practices.
. b. Install and evaluate new, cheaper alternative screens.
6. Make accessible fish screens safter to humans and domestic pets. a. Fence accessible screen sites.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/99 12/01/99 37.0%
2 01/01/99 12/01/99 46.0%
3 05/01/99 10/01/99 1.0%
4 05/01/99 12/01/99 20.0%
5 01/01/99 12/01/99 5.0%
6 06/01/99 10/01/99 1.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Supplies $120,000
Capital $500,000
Indirect $ 25,560
Subcontractor $350,000
Other $ 4,440
Total Itemized Budget $1,000,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $1,000,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $1,000,000
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 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $500,000
Total Outyear Budgets $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $500,000 $500,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Some proposed consolidations and eliminations fail at last hour because one or more ditch owners cannot agree

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Fish screens across irrigation canals were started as a high priority ESA effort to improve existing screens, unscreened, canals, and improve fish passage in Idaho tributaries with threatened or endangered species impacts. Consolidation and/or elimination of numerous diversions is the best solution to maximizing fish survival. Reconnecting streams lost to irrigation, opens up many miles of spawning and rearing habitat. Elimination or modification of gravel push-up diversions to fish friendly diversions saves fish, reduces stream instability and improves chemical, physical and biological characteristics of Idaho waterways. Idaho is about 70% completed with the screening effort. Consistent funding could assist completing the work by 2005. Evaluations are on-going using separate funding sources.

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA: Watershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Return to Sponsor for Revision
May 13, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Technical Issue: Explain why this is not a new project.

Technical Issue: Explain why this proposal describes a different project from FY98.

Management Issue: Explain if a new project number and title is needed (concern that new work is submitted on an existing project).

Technical Issue: Need more detail on what specifically will be screened and how those areas are determined. If the sponsor already knows what needs to be screened, why are the "study" aspects needed?

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
May 13, 1998
1999 2000 2001
$1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000

ISRP Review , ISRP 1998-1 Recommendation:
Jun 18, 1998
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
This proposal identifies a clear problem and describes the benefits it will provide to fish. The work is likely sound and of value; however, monitoring is not adequately described.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
Sponsor (IDFG) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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