Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20072

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 Restoring Perennial Instream Flows at Ahtanum Creek
BPA Project Proposal Number 20072
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Dames and Moore
Business acronym (if appropriate)

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Mr. Cecil Urlich
Mailing Address 500 Market Place Tower, 2025 First Avenue
City, State, Zip Seattle, WA 98121
Phone 2067280744
Fax 2067273350
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Multi-year project to restore instream flows to Ahtanum Creek and thus to reestablish fish habitat. Proposed joint funding project between Ahtanum Irrigation District (AID) and BPA with research assistance from Yakama Indian Nation (YIN)
Target Species Primarily Spring Chinook, Steelhead, and Bull Trout; possibly Coho, Fall Chinook, and Cutthroat Trout

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: 2.1 (Healthy Columbia River Basin); 7.1B (Conserve Genetic Diversity); 7.6BA-D (Hab Goal, Policies and Objectives); 7.7 (Cooperative Hab Protection & Improvement With Private Landowners); 7.8G (Instream Flows for Salmon & Steelhead)
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References FY 1999 Draft Annual Implementation Work Plan, May 13, 1998; Wy Kan Ush Me WA Kush Wit, Yakima River Subbasin Plan, Basinwide Recommendations; Columbia River Fish Management Plan; Columbia Basin System Planning Salmon and Steelhead Production Plan

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
1993 Completed Comprehensive Water Conservation Plan
1999 Complete Constructibility and FeasibilityReview

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9603302 Evaluate the Feasibility and Potential Risks of Restoring Yakima R. Coho Management support of re-introduced species to Athanum Creek No
9506402 Upper Yakima Species Interactions Studies Management support No
9102 Ahtanum Creek Watershed Assessment Use watershed data to facilitate restoration of salmon and steelhead No
9603501 Satus Watershead Restoration Project Restoration will supplement activites undertaken in Satus Watershed No
9101 Restore Upper Toppenish Creek Watershed Restoration will supplement activites in Toppenish Creek Watershed No

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Obtain baseline environmental and engineering data necessary to weigh alternatives identified during scoping A. Scoping. Identify issues that will determine alternatives for inclusion in the NEPA EIS
1. 1. Preliminary identification of issues and potential alternatives
1. 2. Scoping Meetings. Describe project and invite input from affected agencies, tribes, and the public.
1. 3. Prepare Preliminary Scoping Document
1. 4. Scoping Document review/comment
1. 5. Finalize Scoping Document based on agency comment
1. B. Define Alternatives
1. 1. Determine Alternative "Themes" from Scoping
1. 2. Determine Engineering Feasibility
1. 3. Describe Alternatives to be Addressed in the EIS
1. C. Collect Environmental Baseline information to describe the affected environment of alternatives in response to scoping.
1. 1. Fish and aquatic resources
1. 2. Vegetation, wetlands, & riparian areas
1. 3. Wildlife
1. 4. Threatened, endangered, & sensitive species
1. 5. Hydrology
1. 6. Geology and soils
1. 7. Land use
1. 8. Cultural resources
1. 9. Socioeconomics

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/00 01/01/01 Obtain baseline environmental and engineering data to evaluate alternatives identified during scoping 100.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $125,500
Fringe At 25% $ 41,500
Supplies $ 4,250
NEPA Future step $ 0
Travel $ 7,850
Indirect $ 5,800
Total Itemized Budget $184,900

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $184,900
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $184,900
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

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
AID Complete scoping, alternatives, & Study Documentation Report $184,900 unknown
BPA Provide partial funding for scoping, alternatives, & Study Documentation Report $184,900 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003
All Phases $200,000 $700,000 $1,000,000
Total Outyear Budgets $200,000 $700,000 $1,000,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Agreements on the range of alternatives may take more time

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Monahan, John T., Instream Flow Recommendations for Ahtanum Creek, Washington, April 1, 1994. Yes
Bovee, Ken, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Direct Testimony of Development of Instream Flow Incremental Methodology and its Intended Purposes No
Author Unknown, Indian Fisheries in the Ahtanum Creek System: Anthropological and Ethnohistorical Evidence, No date. Yes
Tuck, Robert L., History and Status of Anadromous Salmonids in Ahtanum Creek, Washington, August, 1993 Yes
Hatcher, Lynn, BPA Fish & Wildlife Program FY99 Proposal. Project No. 9102 Ahtanum Creek Watershed Assessment Yes
Foxworthy, B. Geology and Groundwater Resources of the Ahtanum Valley, Yakima County, WA, U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 1958, 1962. Yes
PLSA Engineering & Surveying, Ahtanum Irrigation District Water Quality Study Supplemented by Summary and Interpretation of Water Quality, Stream Characteristics, and Aquatic Life in Ahtanum Creek Drainage, 1993. Yes
N.W. Power Planning Council, Yakima Subbasin: Draft, Species Specific Plan, October 1988. Yes
Cuffney, T.F., Meador, M.R., Porter, S.D., and Gurtz, M.E. Distribution of Fish, Benthic Invertebrate, and Algal Communities in Relation to Physical and Chemical Conditions, Yakima River Basin, Washington, 1997. Yes
Goodwin, Harry A., Memorandum to Area Engineer, Upper Columbia Development Office, Bureau of Reclamation, Spokane, August 16, 1960 No
Simmons, C.D., Ahtanum Creek Instream Flow Study, August, 1993. Yes

Section 7. Abstract


The ultimate goal of this multi-year project is to restore instream flows suitable for native anadromous fish populations to Ahtanum Creek. Objectives are: 1) restore continuous instream flows to Ahtanum Creek; 2) improve instream habitat to permit successful reintroduction of anadromous fish; 3) stabilize creek banks and minimize deterioration of riparian areas; 4) and develop off-channel storage of water for maintaining the stream flow and providing for irrigation and flood control. This project meets objectives set forth in the FY 1998 Draft Annual Implementation Work Plan for the Yakima Subbasin, which states that “the co-managers have adopted the following outcome-based objectives: 1) restore the Yakima Basin ecosystem integrity/function throughout all life history phases by implementing a “normative” or historical river ecosystem as an overall goal…” The Ahtanum Irrigation District (AID) and D&M, through a State of Washington grant, will complete Phase 1, Constructibility Review, of the project in June 1999. The grant is administered by the Washington State Department of Ecology, in cooperation with the YIN and other public entities. Preliminary results indicate that stream flows can be restored and maintained in Ahtanum Creek. Phase 2 will be the Scoping/Environmental Research leading to a scoping report, a description of the alternatives, and a study documentation report that would describe the affected environment and support the NEPA EIS and required permits. This proposal addresses Phase 2 and requests shared funding. Phase 3 will be the analysis of impacts and mitigation, leading to an Impact Assessment Report that would further support the Draft/Final NEPA EIS and permits. Provided that the NEPA EIS supports the project, Phase 4 (Engineering) and Phase 5 (Construction) will be undertaken.

Reviews and Recommendations

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