Return to Proposal Finder FY 1999 Proposal 199605300

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 North Fork John Day River Dredge Tailings Restoration
BPA Project Proposal Number 199605300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
USDA Forest Service, Umatilla National Forest, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) USFS, CTUIR

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name John Sanchez
Mailing Address Umatilla NF, 2517 SW Hailey Ave.
City, State, Zip Pendleton, OR 9780s1
Phone 5412783819
Fax 5412783730
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 1999
Province Lower Mid-Columbia
Subbasin John Day
Short Description Restore floodplain function to dredge mined reaches of NFJD River tributaries by rehabilitating areas with cone-shaped tailings piles that restrict river flow.
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: 7.6B.5
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: N/A
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

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
Not interdependent with other projects. (possibly ODFW project on private land) Call Jeff Neal at 541-575-0561 No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Restore 0.5 miles of Clear Creek Floodplain a. Relocate 10,000 cubic yards of a 170,000 cubic yard total of dredge trailings from the Clear Cr. Floodplain that restricts high stream flows.
2. Restore 1.0 miles of Granite Creek Floodplain a. Relocate 30,000 cubic yards of dredge tailings from the Granite Creek floodplain that restricts high stream flows.
3. Bluebird mine acid water bog maintenance a. Extend the bog and effluent pipe.
4. Floodplain restoration maintenance and monitoring a. Native vegetation seeding
4. Floodplain restoration maintenance and monitoring b. Project effectiveness monitoring.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/98 07/01/98 28.0%
2 06/01/98 07/01/98 40.0%
3 06/01/98 08/01/98 18.0%
4 04/01/98 03/01/99 14.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 1999 Cost
Operating $ 27,000
Subcontractor $ 58,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 85,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 1999 project cost $ 85,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 1999 budget request $ 85,000
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 $ 85,000 $ 85,000 $ 25,000 $ 15,000
Total Outyear Budgets $ 85,000 $ 85,000 $ 25,000 $ 15,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None

Section 6. References

n/a or no information

Section 7. Abstract


Gold miners in the late 1930’s through the early 1950’s operated a dragline dredge on the North Fork John Day River and its tributaries, essentially turning the river upside down and leaving the river bottom in piles near the bank. This left behind thousands of cone-shaped piles of river rock and a degraded floodplain. This project is the continuation of a multi-year project to restore the floodplain by re-depositing the tailings allowing the river to flow over portions of the floodplain previously unavailable. Channel complexity and fish habitat quality and quantity will increase as the river reclaims its floodplain, dissipating the energy of high flow events and depositing sediment that promotes riparian vegetation growth. The strategy for monitoring and evaluating the project results will continue to be through suspended sediment samples, macro-invertebrate sampling, photo point, and stream cross-section profiles.

Reviews and Recommendations

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