Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 20154

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 Water Quality Monitoring Program
BPA Project Proposal Number 20154
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Roza-Sunnyside Board of Joint Control
Business acronym (if appropriate) RSBOJC

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name James W. Trull
Mailing Address P.O. Box 239
City, State, Zip Sunnyside, WA 98944
Phone 5098376980
Fax 5098372088
Manager of program authorizing this project
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Yakima
Short Description Enhance the water quality monitoring program that is being conducted by RSBOJC. By increasing the sampling locations, frequency of sampling, and analytical work, the effectiveness of the water quality improvement programs can be monitored better.
Target Species Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Steelhead, Bull Trout, Cutthroat, Brown Trout, Brook 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: 7.6B.1,7.6B.2,7.6B3,7.6D
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

n/a or no information

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
20526 Multi-Year Plan Yakima Anadromous Fish Plan Yes

Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Expand Sampling and Data Analysis Capabilities to include Spring Creek Wasteway and drainage area and Snipes Creek Wasteway and drainage area a. Hire technicians and expand water quality lab
2. Analyze Water Samples a. Increase RSBOJC field analysis capabilities
2. b. Enter into agreements with qualified laboratories
3. Compile Results and Publish a. Show water quality results and benefits from projects done by our districts and other agencies

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/99 10/01/00 76.0%
2 11/01/99 10/01/00 19.0%
3 01/01/00 12/01/00 5.0%

Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel RSBOJC Staff $ 50,000
Fringe $ 25,000
Supplies Includes 13 ramp flumes $ 28,000
Capital Expanding the water quality lab $ 50,000
Travel Vehicle mileage $ 2,000
Indirect Office overhead $ 1,000
Subcontractor Analytical Laboratory $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $161,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $161,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $161,000
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

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $ 75,000 $ 78,750 $ 82,688 $ 86,822
Total Outyear Budgets $ 75,000 $ 78,750 $ 82,688 $ 86,822

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Enhanced water sampling and analysis program needs to be in place to monitor effectiveness of improvements that RSBOJC proposes to implement.

Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
USGS, 1976. Sediment Transport by Irrigation Return Flows in the Lower Yakima River Basin, Washington. Open File Report 78-946. Yes
Ecology, 1996, Impaired and threatened waterbodies requiring additional pollution controls, Proposed 1996 Section 303(d) list: Washington State Department of Ecology, Water Quality Report, ECY #WQ-R-95-83, Olympia, Washington, 25 p. Yes

Section 7. Abstract


The RSBOJC currently operates a water quality-monitoring program of limited scope. RSBOJC needs to expand the monitoring program to include Spring Creek Wasteway and it’s drainage area and Snipes Creek Wasteway and it’s drainage area. With the implementation of the proposed water conservation and water quality enhancement projects, it will be valuable to expand the sampling and analysis program. In order to accomplish the level of monitoring that will be needed to measure the success of the projects, more staff and increased analytical services will be needed. It is proposed that two full time technicians be hired to collect samples and manage the analytical results. The RSBOJC proposes to continue to contract with qualified laboratories for analytical services. Equipment will be purchased to expand our existing lab and to allow time and environment sensitive parameters to be measured at the time of sample collection. Water-quality constituents monitored as part of this plan include total suspended solids, turbidity, fecal-coliform bacteria, total phosphorus, nitrite-plus-nitrate, and total Kjeldahl nitrogen, and in-field measurement of pH, dissolved oxygen, specific conductance, stream temperature, and stream flow (discharge). The water quality-monitoring program would be expanded immediately. After the program is fully operational, the RSBOJC may be able to govern the costs through increased assessments. The success of the program will be vital to the other conservation and water quality improvements proposed.

Reviews and Recommendations

This information was not provided on the original proposals, but was generated during the review process.

This project has not yet been reviewed

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