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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

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Title Type File Size File Date

Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Inventory and Assessment of Irrigation Diversion Alternatives to Push-up Dams in the John Day River Basin, Oregon
BPA Project Proposal Number 20077
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Columbia River Area Office
Business acronym (if appropriate) BOR

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Michael Newsom/Dave Nelson
Mailing Address 825 NE Multnomah Street #1110
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97232
Phone 5038722795
Fax 5038722797
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin John Day
Short Description Perform an inventory and assessment of diversion structures in the John Day River basin in order to support Council Program measures 7.6 and 7.7, in particular, the re-establishment of fish habitat and passage lost to human activity associated with irriga
Target Species spring chinook; summer steelhead

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: 7.6A,B,C, 7.7
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: Other planning document references
Other Planning Document References Short description

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
1994 Water Conservation Demonstration Projects - John Day River Basin, (Twenty projects divided into four phases under the NPPC’s 1994 F&W Plan, Measure 7.8.H)

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Inventory of Diversion Structures in entire John Day River Basin. a. Locate and map diversion structures.
1. b. Measure physical site dimensions, identify stream type, water right (rate and duty), water use, and water measurement practices.
1. c. Collect relevant fish resource data associated with diversion structure sites.
2. Assessment of replacement diversion structures, potential restoration of fish habitat and passage, and estimate of the reduction of fish taking in water diversions. a. Identify appropriate replacement diversion structures. Estimate potential fish habitat, passage and survival gains associated with the new structures.
2. b. Identify opportunities for consolidation of one or more diversion structures.
2. c. Estimate cost and feasibility of replacement structures.
2. d. Identify partnerships and cost share.
3. Prioritize the diversion structure replacements. a. Prioritize replacements based on feasibility, costs, cost share and fish recovery potential.
4. Make the information available for implementation of the Council’s Habitat Program Measures. a. Enter information into a GIS system.
4. b. Complete report of the inventory and assessment, and a map showing the prioritized diversion replacement structures.

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 07/01/00 Identify all push-up dam diversion structures where there exist fish passage obstruction. Complete Inventory 40.0%
2 05/01/00 10/01/00 Select the most effective replacement structure for improving fish passage. Estimate the gain in fish production. Complete Assessment 20.0%
3 10/01/00 10/01/00 Prioritize push-up dam replacements through-out the basin to provide most cost-effective fish habitat improvements. Complete Prioritization 10.0%
4 04/01/00 12/01/00 Produce report and map showing push-up dam assessment. Complete report and map. 30.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel 2.5 persons @ 6 months each $ 88,000
Fringe $ 25,000
Supplies Miscellaneous field gear, equipment rentals. $ 3,000
Capital Two hand-held GPS systems; 2 Palm Pilots; etc. $ 2,000
Travel Vehicle, per diem, hotel. $ 12,500
Indirect $ 5,000
Other Publishing and printing $ 2,000
Subcontractor Field access and location aid; GIS work; reporting and mapping. $ 50,000
Total Itemized Budget $187,500

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $187,500
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $187,500
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
Note: In the implementation phase, beyond FY 2000, cost-share will be 50-50. $ 0 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000
Total Outyear Budgets $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 $200,000

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Obtaining access to diversion sites in objective 1. Need to assess the existing structures during the late irrigation season in July and August which forces the report completion date beyond FY 2000.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi-Wa-Kish-Wit, Volumes I And II, CRITFC, 1995. Yes
1994 Columbia River Fish and Wildlife Program, Northwest Power Planning Council, 1994. No
John Day River Basin Report, Water Resources Department, Oregon, Nov. 1986 No
Upper John Day Optimization Study, Stream Restoration Program for the Middle Fork Subbasin of the John Day River Basin, Oregon Water Resources Department in cooperation with Bureau of Reclamation, Canyon City, Oregon, March 4, 1991. No
Upper John Day Water Optimization Study, Upper John Day River Basin, Master Water Plan Working Paper, Prepared for the John Day Basin Council, by the Bureau of Reclamation, September, 1990. No
Upper John Day Water Optimization Study, Final Draft Stream Restoration Program for the Rock Creek Tributary of the John Day River, Bureau of Reclamation, January 1993. No
Upper John Day Water Optimization Study, Draft Stream Restoration Program for the Upper South Fork of the John Day River, Bureau of Reclamation, June 1993. No
Upper John Day Water Optimization Study, Draft Stream Restoration Program for the Upper Main Stem of the John Day River, Bureau of Reclamation, June 1992. No

Section 7. Abstract


The goal of this proposal is to provide a watershed assessment of cost-effective replacements to instream, push-up dam diversion structures in the John Day River Basin. The objectives include the location of all diversion structures; the measurement of important physical site dimensions; the characterization of water rights, water measurement practices, and water use; the identification of appropriate replacement diversion structures, including opportunities for consolidation of diversions; an estimate of the gains in fish habitat, passage and survival; an estimate of cost and feasibility of replacement structures; the identification of potential partnerships and cost-share opportunities; and a report and maps from a GIS database. The proposal is directed to the Northwest Power Planning Council’s Measures 7.6 and 7.7 which call for watershed assessments of habitat recovery actions associated with activities on private lands. It supports the Council’s Independent Scientific Group’s recommendations that “Priority should be given to key alluvial reaches in tributary streams. A very important point is that these key reaches are not in wilderness or other protected zones; they occur in zones of intense human activity, so incentives will be required to unify stakeholders to restore habitat conditions for anadromous and resident salmonids.” It also supports the Council’s 1997 Independent Science Review Panel recommendation to perform watershed assessments prior to doing watershed restoration activities. After completion of the water diversion assessment in FY 2000, Reclamation proposes to enter a multi-year implementation phase in the John Day Basin based on priorities established in this proposal. The replacement of push-up dams in the implementation phase would parallel the work that Reclamation performed with its partners in the John Day Basin under Program Measure 7.8.H.

Reviews and Recommendations

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