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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 Fish Habitat by Reducing Farm Sediment Runoff
BPA Project Proposal Number 20010
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Benton Conservation District
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Scott R. Manley
Mailing Address 24106 N. Bunn Rd.
City, State, Zip Prosser, WA 99350-9687
Phone 5097869216
Fax 5097869370
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Enhance tributary and main stem fish habitat by reducing soil, nutrient, and pesticide runoff from farm operations by supporting on-farm improvements with cost-share and technical assistance.
Target Species Bull Trout, Spring and Fall Chinook Salmon, Steelhead and Bald Eagles.

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 Anadromous Fish Restoration Plan, pgs. 58, 59;Yakima Valley Council of Governments' Yakima River Basin Water Quality Plan, recommended actions, Sunnyside Subbasin; Washington Department of Ecology's (WDOE) Total Maximum Daily Load Evaluation Report for the Yakima River, pgs. 63-65; WDOE Needs Assessement for the Upper and Lower Yakima Water Quality Management Area, pg. 17; Yakima River Watershed Council's Draft Watershed Plan, pgs. 61 and 24.

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

Year Accomplishment
1997 Cost-share with several growers for on-farm implementation of new irrigation systems.
1998 Establish on-farm irrigation management training and scientific irrigation scheduling.

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Develop cost-share guidelines and promote program. a. Develop specific guidelines for cost-share program.
1. b. Design application and contract forms, develop evaluation process.
1. c. Promote program to landowners.
2. Accept applications and select projects a. Assist with project designs and accept applications from landowners.
2. b. Evaluate projects, prioritize and select those to receive funding.
2. c. Sign contracts with landowners.
2. d. Report on projects selected and expected results.
3. Implement projects a. Assist with on-farm construction and check installation.
3. b. Certify project completion utilizing NRCS specifications.
3. c. Provide technical assistance for operation of improvement, including irrigation management.
4. Project oversight and administration a. Verify project costs with landowner and system designer.
4. b. Voucher project costs and reimburse producer.
4. c. Distribute funds to subcontractor.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 11/01/99 03/01/00 2.0%
2 03/01/00 07/01/00 XXXX 4.0%
3 03/01/00 12/01/00 XXXX 91.0%
4 11/01/99 12/01/00 XXXX 4.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $100,000
Fringe (Benefits are 29% of salary) $ 29,000
Supplies $ 4,000
Operating $ 4,000
Capital $1,366,000
Travel $ 1,000
Total Itemized Budget $1,504,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $1,504,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $1,504,000
FY 2000 forecast from 1999 $ 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

Not applicable  

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The only constraint to schedule is timing of available funds; Milestones: signed contracts, construction, grower payments.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
United States Geological Survey. 1991. Surface Water Quality Assessment of the Yakima River Basin. United States Geological Survey. Yes
Yakima Valley Council of Governments. 1995. Yakima River Basin Water Quality Plan. Yes

Section 7. Abstract


This proposal requests $1,500,000 for the Benton Conservation District in the Yakima River Watershed for on-farm conversion of rill irrigation and management systems to pressurized and controlled irrigation systems. The project goal is to improve fishery habitat in tributaries and the main stem of the Yakima River by reducing the amount of soil, nutrient and associated chemicals coming from farm runoff. The District will work cooperatively with individual producers to install improved irrigation and management systems. Objects include: 1) develop guidelines and promoting program; 2) accepting applications and signing contracts with growers; 3) on-farm implementation; and 4) project oversight, and administration of cost-share dollars. Irrigation water management and nutient management will be required components of cost-sharing. The benefits to fish and wildlife will be a permanent reduction in stream sedimentation from agriculture runoff and nutrient leaching, and subsequently, improve fish habitat. This is the stated goal of restoration efforts for anadromous fish in the Columbia River Basin and the Yakima River Basin. Conversion to pressurized irrigation systems such as linear, overhead and undertree sprinkler systems, and drip systems are Best Management Practices (BMPs), which have been developed by Conservation Districts, Natural Resources Conservation Service, universities and producers. Results will be approximately 3412.5 acres of rill irrigation converted to pressurized systems, and prevention of 170,600 tons of soil reaching Yakima River tributaries annually. Time frame is October 1999 to December, 2000. Implementation progress and results achieved will be monitored using the NRCS FOCS computer system and water quality monitoring.

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