Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20107

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 Reconnect the Westport Slough to the Clatskanie River
BPA Project Proposal Number 20107
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Lower Columbia River Watershed Council
Business acronym (if appropriate) LCRWC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Margaret C. Magruder
Mailing Address 12589 Hwy. 30
City, State, Zip Clatskanie, OR 97016
Phone 5037289015
Fax 5037289015
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Lower Columbia
Subbasin Columbia Lower
Short Description Improve and enhance anadromous and resident fish habitat by reconnecting the Westport Slough to the Clatskanie River. A 12 foot culvert placed in the dam blocking the head of the Westport Slough will reestablish a crucial link for fish migration.
Target Species Coho, chinook, steelhead, chum, resident fish.

Project Location

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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: 7.6,7.7
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses:
Other Planning Document References Washington Coastal Protection Fund Steering Committee Funding Plan, 1998 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ecosystem Restoration Plan, October 1998 Lower Columbia River Watershed Council Draft Action Plan, 1998

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. Reconnect Westport Slough and Clatskanie River a. Remove dam at head of Westport Slough
1. b. Place 12' culvert
2. Improve, restore and sustain 9 miles of degraded salmonid and resident fish habitat a. Remove dam at head of Westport Slough
2. b. Place 12' culvert
3. Restore fish access to 8 streams a. Remove dam at head of Westport Slough
3. b. Place 12' culvert
4. Monitor habitat and water quality a. 5 year survey for fish return
4. b. 5 year water quality monitoring program
5. Improve public access to Lewis and Clark Water Trail a. Remove dam at head of Westport Slough
5. b. Place 12' culvert

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 07/01/99 09/01/99 Restore historic water flow x 43.0%
2 09/01/99 09/01/04 Fish presence x 23.0%
2 09/01/99 09/01/04 Water quality x 34.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 0
Fringe $ 0
Supplies $ 0
Construction $ 12,850
Other Monitoring fish and water quality $ 17,000
Total Itemized Budget $ 29,850

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 29,850
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 29,850
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
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Plans and specs/EA $ 91,000 unknown
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Management $ 15,000 unknown
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction $ 83,150 unknown
Washington Coastal Protection Steering Fund Permits, construction, maintenance and monitoring $ 45,000 unknown
Lower Columbia River Estuary Program Revegetation and monitoring $ 10,000 unknown
Columbia County Parks Department Construction $ 17,000 unknown
BPA Construction and Monitoring $ 29,850 unknown


Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 5,500 $ 5,500 $ 5,500 $ 5,500
Total Outyear Budgets $ 5,500 $ 5,500 $ 5,500 $ 5,500

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: None expected.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Washington Coastal Protection Fund Steering Committee, 1998 Budget No
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Preliminary Restoration Plan, October 1998, Portland, OR No
Lower Columbia River Watershed Council Draft Action Plan, 1998, Clatskanie, OR No
NOAA Strategic Plan, 1997 No
The Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watershed, 1997, Salem, OR No

Section 7. Abstract


Reconnection of the Westport Slough and the Clatskanie River will restore the historic water flow from the Clatskanie River to the Columbia River via the Westport Slough. This will be accomplished by placing a 12’ culvert in the existing plug at the head of the Westport Slough. A 1938 Works Progress Administration (WPA) project closed the Westport Slough to allow for access to diked land along the Columbia River. This resulted in the slough becoming a dead waterway. This closure has encouraged sediment buildup and accumulation of toxins and contaminants in the waterway. The fish habitat has been severely degraded, decreasing the population of anadromous fish. Resulting temperature and bacteria conditions, due to sediment buildup and restricted flow, have been a cause of the Clatskanie River becoming DEQ 303d listed. The placement of a culvert will restore water interchange, create increased flows and circulation. This will improve and restore degraded salmonid and resident fish habitat in 9 miles of the Westport Slough. Fish access to eight streams in the Lower Columbia River Watershed will be reopened to migrants of the Clatskanie River, approximately 24 miles of stream. Off channel flood refuge for migrating fish will be renewed and a crucial link for fish migration to spawning and rearing areas will be reestablished. It will aid in restoring natural floodplain functions. Improved water movement will aid in flushing sediment from the system. This will prevent accumulation of contaminants and improve water temperature. Completion of this project will allow for better recreational boating access for canoes and kayaks on the Lewis and Clark Water Trail. The Washington Coastal Protection Steering Committee has made this a priority project and committed $45,000.00 in funding. Columbia County Parks Department is providing $17,000.00. The Lower Columbia River Estuary Program has committed $10,000.00. Columbia Soil and Water Conservation District is providing fiscal administration of the project without charge. The project will be implemented by the Army Corps of Engineers following an Environmental Assessment and development of plans and specifications. A Preliminary Restoration Plan has been published, October 1998. The construction phase will begin in July 1999 and be completed by September 1999. The monitoring phase, to assess the return of fish and to measure water quality, will continue for a five year period after completion of the construction phase of the project.

Reviews and Recommendations

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