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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 Irrigation as a Management Tool for Stream Temperature
BPA Project Proposal Number 20133
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon State University, Dept. of Rangeland Resources
Business acronym (if appropriate) OSU
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name John Buckhouse
Mailing Address Dept. of Rangeland Resources, OSU
City, State, Zip Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone 5417371629
Fax 5417370504
E-mail buckhouj@ccmail.orst.edu
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Blue Mountain
Subbasin Grande Ronde
 
Short Description Cooling water by moving it toward stream beneath the ground. Subterranean irrigation will be used to put water in contact with subsoil.
Target Species Salmonids


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


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
1998 Understood groudnwater/temp. relationship on Silvies River


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
Oregon State Legislature mandated water temperature study Expands geographical region No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Quantify subsurface return flow a. Stream flow measurement
2. Quantify impact of irrigation on groundwater table b. Soil water access tubes
3. Quantify length of effluent ground water pattern c. Weekly measurements
4. Quantify impact of surrounding vegetation d. Vegetation survey

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 05/01/00 12/01/01 Change in water quantity 25.0%
2 05/01/00 12/01/01 Change in water table 25.0%
3 05/01/00 12/01/01 Change in groundwater status 25.0%
4 05/01/00 12/01/01 Quantification of vegetation 25.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel $ 25,400
Fringe $ 4,282
Supplies $ 4,500
Operating $ 6,800
Travel $ 10,860
Indirect $ 22,288
Other Publications +Tuition (not included in IC) $ 7,314
Total Itemized Budget $ 81,444


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $ 81,444
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $ 81,444
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

2001
All Phases $ 75,654
Total Outyear Budgets $ 75,654
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Two summers of data collection


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Buckhouse, J.C. 1996. Controlling season, intensity and frequency of grazing, pp. 47-59 IN: George, M.R. (ed.) Livestock Management in Grazed Watersheds: A review of practices that protect water quality. UCD Pub. 3381. Univ. of Calif., Davis, CA. No
Buckhouse, J.C. 1996. Riparian zones - a focus for watershed. IN: Governor's Watershed Enhancement Board (GWEB). "Who Will Catch the Rain?" Conf. Proc., Seaside, OR. Nov. 14-15, 1996. No
Buckhouse, J.C. 1996. Watershed assessment: Linking assessment to monitoring; the importance of feedback. IN: Governor's Watershed Enhancement Board (GWEB). "Who Will Catch the Rain?" Conf. Proc., Seaside, OR. Nov. 14-15, 1996. No
Buckhouse, J.C., T.K. Stringham and W.C. Krueger. 1996. Stream temperature amelioration through subsurface (interflow) delivery of irrigation water. IN: Proc. 9th Annual James O. Vomocil Water Quality Conf., Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR. 3 p. No
Buckhouse, J.C., T.K. Stringham, W.C. Krueger and G. Delaney. 1997. Stream temperatures as related to subsurface delivered water. Riparian Ecology, Use and Management: A Symposium. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR. May 27, 1997. No
Krueger, W.C. 1996. Riparian restoration and data interpretation. IN: Proc. Riparian Restoration and Monitoring Workshop, LaGrande, OR. April 30-May 3, 1996. No
Krueger, W.C. 1996. Managing ungulates to allow recovery of riparian vegetation. Pp. 160-166 IN: Sustaining Rangeland Ecosystems Symp., Oregon State Univ. Ext. Serv. Spec. Rep. 953. Corvallis, OR. No
Krueger, W.C. 1996. Developing an effective grazing strategy for riparian vegetation. Pp. 15-23 IN: George, M.R. (ed.) Livestock Management in Grazed Watersheds: A review of practices that protect water quality. UCD Pub. 3381. Univ. of Calif., Davi... No
Krueger, W.C. 1997. Riparian restoration and data interpretation. IN: Riparian Ecology and Management Workshop Proceedings. Dept. of Rangeland Resources, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR. 7 p. No
Larson, R., Krueger, M. Barrington, J. Buckhouse, M. George and D. Johnson. 1996. Livestock influences on riparian zones and fish habitat. A database bibliography. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR. No
Stringham, T.K. and F.W. Obermiller. 1993. The structure of a resource based economy: Grant County Oregon. A Final Report to the Grant County Court on the Results of the 1992 Input-Output Surveys. Oregon State Univ. Ext. Serv. No
Stringham, T.K., J.C. Buckhouse and W.C. Krueger. 1996. Stream temperatures as related to subterranean irrigation. Pp. 11-18 IN: Rangeland Science Series Report #3, Dept. of Rangeland Resources. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR. No
Stringham, T.K., J.C. Buckhouse and W.C. Krueger. 1997. Understanding the thermal regime of a rangeland stream: A case study. Riparian and Watershed Management in the Interior Northwest Symp., LaGrande, OR. No
Stringham, T.K. 1998. Meadow ecology and hydrology. Pp. 20-28 IN: Rangeland Science Series Report #4, Dept. of Rangeland Resources, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR. No
Stringham, T.K., J.C. Buckhouse and W.C. Krueger. 1998. Stream temperatures as related to subsurface water flows originating from irrigation practices. J. Range Manage. 51:88-90. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract

Objectives/Hypothesis: The long-term objective is to provide aframework for determining the impact of flood and subterranean irrigation practices on stream temperature. (1) To quantify the amount of subsurface return flow required to depress daily maximum stream temperatures 1 F. (2) To quantify the impact of flood and/or subterranean irrigation on water table gradient during the summer months. (3) To quantify the length of irrigation season required to maintain an effluent water table pattern through August. (4) To quantify the impact of irrigation practices on plant community composition and forage production. Approach: Plant communities will be mapped and sampled for species composition and forage production at peak standing crop of dominant graminoid. Soil profiles within the respective plant communities will be described. Access wells for monitoring depth to water table will be installed within each plant community. Irrigation treatments will be established to evaluate the impact on stream temperature, groundwater gradient and plant community composition. Stream discharge and amount of stream water diverted for irrigation will be measured from June through September. Temperature of the stream within the irrigated meadow will be compared to upstream non-irrigated control sites. Expected Results: Increased understanding of the effects of flood and subterranean irrigation practices on the water quality parameter of stream temperature and improvement of irrigation methods to achieve landowner and societal water quality objectives. Increased understanding of the relationship between plant community composition/forage production and depth to water table and/or soil moisture during the growing season. Increased understanding of the effluent and influent water table gradient patterns for semi-arid streams. Peer reviewed and popular press articles will be prepared, workshops held, and other presentations made throughout the state and at national meetings. Improvements in Management: Irrigation practices have been implicated as a source of water quality degradation on streams throughout Oregon and the West. This project will improve the ability of managers to predict the ecological consequences of two types of irrigation practices common in the intermountain West. Supplemental Keywords: flood/subterranean irrigation, stream temperature, ecological effects, fisheries, management, Oregon.


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