Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 198902700

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 Power Repay Umatilla Basin Project
BPA Project Proposal Number 198902700
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Bonneville Power Administration
Business acronym (if appropriate) BPA
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Jay Marcotte
Mailing Address P.O. Box 3621, EWN-4
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97208
Phone 5032303943
Fax 5032304564
E-mail jgmarcotte@bpa.gov
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Umatilla
 
Short Description Provide power or reimbursement for power costs for Bureau of Reclamation Umatilla Basin Project pumping plants that exchange Columbia River water for Umatilla River water.
Target Species Coho, Spring Chinook, Fall Chinook and 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: 7.9B
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS Hatchery Operations Biological Opinion - Section IV.C.3.b
Other Planning Document References Wy Kan Ush Me Wa Kush Wit Volume II. 1995. CRITFC - Umatilla River, Instream Flow and Passage (II.B.) and Walla Walla River, Instream Flow and Passage (II.B.) Umatilla Subbasin Plan. 1990. CTUIR - Part II, Habitat Protection Needs, Habitat Protection Objectives and Strategies and Part IV, Anadromous Fish Production Plans, Spring Chinook Actions (IA1,2), Summer Steelhead Actions (IA1,2), Fall Chinook Actions (IA1,2), Coho Specific Considerations Umatilla Hatchery Master Plan. 1989. CTUIR/ODFW - Facilities Needed to Implement Program, Outplanting Schedule & Coordination Draft Umatilla Supplemental Hatchery Master Plan. 1993. CTUIR - Present Rehabilitation Efforts, Fish Passage Improvement and Flow Enhancement (III.C.) Umatilla Basin and Hatchery Annual Operating Plan. 1997. CTUIR/ODFW - Sections II.- V. Umatilla Fisheries Restoration Plan. 1986. ODFW - Present and Proposed Flow Enhancement and Fishery Rehabilitation Projects and Costs and Rehabilitation Objectives and Pot


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
1995 Provide power cost reimbursement for Umatilla Basin Project


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
8403300 Umatilla Hatchery O&M Provide passage flows for juveniles released No
8343500 Umatilla Hatchery Satellite Facilities O&M Provide passage flows for juveniles released No
9000501 Umatilla Basin Natural Production M&E Provide passage flows for adults and juveniles to and from natural production areas No
8902401 Umatilla River/WEID Screens M&E Provide flows for operation of Umatilla passage facilities No
9000500 Umatilla Hatchery M&E Provide flows for returning adult salmon and steelhead No
20516 Umatilla River Tributary Fish Passage Yes
8802200 Umatilla River Fish Passage Operations (submitted separately) Yes
8902700 Power Repay Umatilla Basin Project (subject proposal) Yes
8343600 Umatilla Passage Facilities O&M (submitted separately) Yes


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Increase survival of migrating juvenile and adult salmon and steelhead a. Provide power for operation of Umatilla Basin Project Columbia River pumping plants

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 10/01/00 09/01/01 Increase migratory survival of salmon and steelhead Annual passage milestones met by providing flows through Umatilla Basin Project 100.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel This contract is for purchase of retail power only, from local utilities. No other line items apply $ 0
Fringe $ 0
Supplies $ 0
Other Utilities (power) $650,000
Total Itemized Budget $650,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $650,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $650,000
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

Organization Item or service provided Amount Cash or In-Kind
USBOR Annual O&M and capital cost repayment $ 0 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $650,000 $650,000 $650,000 $650,000
Total Outyear Budgets $650,000 $650,000 $650,000 $650,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: Funding projects 8802200 and 8343600 listed in Section 3 under Umbrella proposals significantly affects the effectiveness of the Umatilla Basin Project. In addition, annual flow conditions in the Umatilla Basin significantly affect the quantity of water t


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1989. Umatilla Hatchery Master Plan. Submitted to Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1990. Columbia Basin System Planning, Umatilla Subbasin, September, 1990. Submitted to Northwest Power Planning Council and Columbia Basin Fish and Wildlife No
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1997. Umatilla Hatchery and Basin Annual Operation Plan, for the period September 1997 to August 1998. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pendleton, Or No
National Marine Fisheries Service. 1995. Biological Opinion for 1995 to 1998 Hatchery Operations in the Columbia River Basin. National Marine Fisheries Service, Portland, Oregon. No
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. 1986. A comprehensive Plan for Rehabilitation of Anadromous Fish Stocks in the Umatilla River Basin. Project No. 84-10, Contract No. DE-AI79-84BP18008, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon. No
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 1998. Umatilla Basin Proejct, Oregon. Planning Report - Final Environmental Statement. U.S. Department of the Interior, Northwest Region, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Boise, Idaho. No
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 1981. Instream Flow Study of the Umatilla River. U.S. Department of the Interior, Fisheries Assistance Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Vancouver, Washington. No
Zimmerman, B.C., et. al. 1991 and 1992. Traping and Transportation of Adult and Juvenile Salmon in the Lower Umatilla River in Northeast Oregon, 1990-1991 and 1991-1992. Project No. 88-022, Contract No. DE-BI79-89BP98636. Bonneville Power Administration, No
Zimmerman, B.C., and B.B. Duke. 1993-1998. Trapping and Transportation of Adult and Juvenile Salmon in the Lower Umatilla River in Northeast Oregon, 1992-1993 throught 1997-1998. Project No. 88-022, Contract No. DE-BI79-89BP98636. Bonneville Power Admini No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract


Reviews and Recommendations

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

ISRP Preliminary Review , ISRP 99-2 Recommendation:
Delay Funding
Date:
Jun 15, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Recommendation: Delay funding until a thorough evaluation of success to date is completed. This project should be evaluated together with projects 8802200 and 8343600.

Comments: This project belongs under an umbrella. It is not a stand-alone project. Its accomplishments need to be evaluated in terms of the subbasin objectives. Accomplishments are stated in terms of dollars spent to pump water from the Columbia River to (apparently) substitute for water that would have been withdrawn from the Umatilla River. No information is provided on the amount of water provided, or more particularly how much was left in the Umatilla River as a result of this project. No standards are mentioned for decisions about flow conditions that would call for decisions to pump or not to pump. The reviewer naturally wonders whether this pumping simply provides water to irrigators that otherwise might not even be available for withdrawal from the Umatilla River. The net effect could be zero benefit for fish. In fact, the proposal indicates that it was necessary to blast a channel in the river below Three Mile Dam in order to concentrate whatever water might reach that area.


CBFWA: Nonwatershed Technical Group Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Technical Criteria 1: Met? yes -

Programmatic Criteria 2: Met? NA - Criteria don't work for this one.

Milestone Criteria 3: Met? NA -

Resource Criteria 4: Met? NA -


CBFWA: Subregional Team Comments Recommendation:
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
10% increase over last year 's allocation. Potential excessive costs were reduced.

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Aug 20, 1999
2000
$550,000
Comment:

ISRP Final Review , ISRP 99-4 Recommendation:
Fund existing operations
Date:
Oct 29, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:
Fund existing operations. See programmatic recommendation for Umatilla and Walla Walla under project 8903500. The original ISRP comments included a statement that no information is provided on the amount of water provided, or more particularly how much was left in the Umatilla River to benefit fish as a result of this project. The response provides rather general information on the amount of water pumped, ".....exchange for approximately 23,000 acre feet of stored water in McKay Reservoir.", and a "bucket for bucket" exchange with irrigators for amounts left in the river. It is unclear what the benefits to fish are from this project and why this project is funded through the FWP. The response notes that funding is mandated by Congress. We also observe that the ISRP review is mandated by Congress. If the project was sold to Congress with the understanding that it would benefit salmon, we believe it appropriate to carry forward a technical review to determine to what extent it might benefit salmon. If the project is not targeted on salmon restoration, then it does not belong in the Fish and Wildlife Program. On the assumption that its intention is to benefit salmon, we recommend that it be reviewed in the context of the larger Umatilla program review, as noted previously.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund existing activities
Date:
Nov 8, 1999
[There are no budget numbers associated with this review.]
Comment:

NWPPC Funding Recommendation , NWPPC 2000-6 Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Mar 1, 2000
2000
$800,000
Comment:
[Decision made in 11-3-99 Council Meeting]; Address ISRP comments in BPA contract

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$1,000,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$1,000,000
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$1,000,000
Sponsor (BPA) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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