Return to Proposal Finder FY 2000 Proposal 199306200

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 Salmon River Anadromous Fish Passage Enhancement
BPA Project Proposal Number 199306200
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Lemhi and Custer Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Business acronym (if appropriate) Lemhi SWCD/Custer SWCD
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Glenn Seaberg, Project Coordinator
Mailing Address 206 Van Dreff Ste A
City, State, Zip Salmon, ID 83467
Phone 2087566322
Fax 2087566376
E-mail mws@dmi.net
 
Manager of program authorizing this project
 
Review Cycle FY 2000
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Salmon
 
Short Description To protect, enhance and restore anadromous and resident fish habitat and achieve and maintain a balance between resource protection and resource use on a holistic watershed management basis.
Target Species Snake River Spring Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Snake River Summer Steelhead trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss Salmon River Basin Bull trout, Salvelinus confluentus Salmon River Basin Cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus lewisi


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: 7.6, 7.7 Habitat and Model Watersheds
FWS/NMFS Biological Opinion Number(s) which this project addresses: NMFS Recovery Plan for Snake River Salmon, task numbers 1.6b Endangered Species Act consultation done on a site specific project by project basis
Other Planning Document References Idaho Soil Conservation Commission and Bonneville Power Administration. 1995. Model Watershed Plan for the Lemhi Pahsimeroi and East Fork of the Salmon Rivers, Idaho. DOE/BP-2772, Bonneville Power Adminsitration, Portland, Oregon.


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
1993 Stabilized 200 yards of streambank on East Fork of the Salmon River.
1993 Improved 29 irrigation diversion structures on the Lemhi River.
1994 experimental “fish flush” conducted by irrigators to allow chinook adults passage to spawning areas on Lemhi River.
1994 Big Flat Ditch siphon completed to reconnect Carmen Creek to the mainstem Salmon River.
1995 Riparian enhancement fence completed on 4.5 miles of streambank on two ranches in the Pahsimeroi and three ranches on the Lemhi River.
1995 Point of diversion transferred from the Pahsimeroi River to the Salmon River.
1995 Two diversions eliminated on Lemhi River with a combined net savings of 1,600 acre feet of water.
1995 Seven irrigation diversions consolidated into three irrigation diversions on Lemhi River.
1996 Three ranches near Leadore construct fencing and implement grazing/pasture management systems along 5.75 miles of critical stream habitat along Lemhi River.
1996 Two canals eliminated from the Salmon River through consolidation into Challis Irrigation Canal.
1996 Constructed riparian enhancement fences on two ranches in East Fork along 1.75 miles of river.
1996 Diversions EF-7 and EF-8 consolidated on East Fork.
1997 Completed L-3A diversion structure and bypass system on Lemhi River.
1997 Reset pipe on old L-5 diversion to provide off-channel rearing habitat on Lemhi River.
1997 Constructed 0.75 miles of fence and developed a grazing system for a ranch along the Lemhi River.
1997 Constructed 15 miles of fence on 8.5 miles of the upper Lemhi River along critical chinook spawning and rearing habitat.
1997 Streambank stabilization and off-channel rearing site along lower Lemhi River.
1997 Construction of 0.85 miles of fence on the lower Lemhi stream reach.
1997 Construction of 0.75 miles of fence along Pattee Creek, tributary to Lemhi River.
1997 Riparian pasture management fencing was constructed on three ranches along 3 miles of the Pahsimeroi River.
1997 Phase I of a riparian management project on the East Fork installed a series of instream bank stabilization structures.
1998 At L-8a diversion, a headgate, wasteway, and vortex weir were installed to facilitate fish passage and eliminate gravel push up dams on Lemhi River.
1998 Riparian fence along 0.90 miles of the upper Lemhi River and Texas Creek, tributary to the Lemhi.
1998 Riparian fence along 1.2 miles of Hayden Creek, tributary to the Lemhi River.
1998 Riparian fence along 1.0 mile of Eighteenmile Creek a headwater tributary of the Lemhi River.
1998 Riparian fence and grazing management system along 1.0 mile of Pahsimeroi River/Patterson Creek.
1998 Riparian fence have been started with 3 landowners along 2.8 miles of the East Fork.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

Project ID Title Description Umbrella
9202603 Model Watershed Coordination and Administration/Implementation Support Directly supports the Model Watershed project coordinator, office coordinator, office space, and equipment. No
9401700 Idaho Model Watershed Habitat Projects A co-project for the Model Watershed project area which specifically addresses anadromous fish habitat. No
9401500 Idaho Fish Screening Improvement-O&M A related project to reduce fish mortality in irrigation diversions. No
8909800 Idaho Supplementation Studies Information Collection This project is part of ISS research which is used for monitoring and evaluating anadromous and resident stocks within the Model Watershed project area. No
9009 Restore the Salmon River, in Challis, Idaho This projects area is outside the current MWP area, however it compliments the current habitat and passage projects in the upper Salmon River basin. No


Section 4. Objectives, Tasks and Schedules

Objectives and Tasks

Objective Task
1. Increase instream flow during critical fish migration period a. improve water conveyance efficiency on Canyon Creek irrigation diversions in the Lemhi
1. b. improve water application efficiency on Canyon Creek irrigation diversions through sprinkler systems
1. c. improve water conveyance efficiency on Little Morgan Creek irrigation diversions in the Pahsimeroi
1. d. improve water application efficiency on Little Morgan Creek irrigation diversions through sprinkler systems
2. Reduce the number of physical barriers hindering fish migrations a. reconnect Canyon Creek to the Lemhi River
2. b. reconnect Little Morgan Creek to the Pahsimeroi

Objective Schedules and Costs

Objective Start Date End Date Measurable Biological Objectives Milestone FY 2000 Cost %
1 01/01/00 12/01/00 Increase instream flow during critical fish migration period 80.0%
2 01/01/00 12/01/00 Reduce the number of physical barriers hindering fish migrations 20.0%


Section 5. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2000 Cost
Personnel MWP Coordinator, Planner and NRCS/IDFG Engineering Staff paid from BPA Project #’s 9202603 and 94017 $ 0
Fringe $ 0
Supplies $ 66,500
Construction $ 28,500
Travel covered under related projects $ 0
Indirect 5% SWCD overhead $ 5,000
Total Itemized Budget $100,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2000 project cost $100,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2000 budget request $100,000
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
Landowner Labor, Contracting, O&M $160,000 unknown
ID Fish & Game Project Funding $ 40,000 unknown
Bureau of Reclamation Project Funding $100,000 unknown
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Project Funding $ 20,000 unknown

 

Outyear Budget Totals

2001 2002 2003 2004
All Phases $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
Total Outyear Budgets $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Schedule Constraints: The current perception of the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts is that if it can be designed to have benefits for the landowner as well as the fish habitat, the landowner will participate. Due to the cooperative nature of the Model Watershed Project, project evaluation can be a complicated and lengthy process. Project scope often changes with the development of consensus, perception of needs, and state and federal permit requirements. Unavailability of technical support can slow down planning needs such as biological assessments and cultural resource clearances. This evolving process makes annual budgeting a difficult task as planners and cooperators become aware of project needs. Also, with annual variation in chinook spawn timing and fish distribution, streamside projects may need to be delayed or expedited accordingly to minimize possible negative impacts to listed species. Further delays may occur to accommodate the management needs of the landowner (i.e. irrigation diversion can’t be shut down during critical irrigation periods). Other limiting factors including weather, flooding, and availability of materials can constrain the implementation of projects.


Section 6. References

Reference Watershed?
A guide to establishing points and taking photographs to monitor watershed management projects. 1993. The Govenors Watershed Enhancement Board. Salem, OR No
Dorratcaque, D. E., 1986. Lemhi River Habitat Improvement Study. BPA contract number DE-AC79-84BP17447, project number 84-28, Portland, OR.. No
Feldhausen, S. et. al.1998. Lemhi River Sub-basin Assessment Draft Document. No
Idaho Soil Conservation Commission and Bonneville Power Administration. 1995. Model Watershed Plan for the Lemhi Pahsimeroi and East Fork of the Salmon Rivers, Idaho. DOE/BP-2772, Bonneville Power Adminsitration, Portland, Oregon. No
Northwest Power Planning Council. 1994. Columbia River Basin fish and Wildlife Program. Northwest Power Planning Council, Portland, Oregon. No
U.S. Government, Federal Register. (57 FR 14653) Listing of Snake River fall chinook and Salmon River spring/summer chinook as threatened. April 22, 1992. Washington D. C., 57:14653. No
U.S. Government, Federal Register. (59 FR 42529) Reclassification of Snake River fall chinook and Salmon River spring/summer chinook as endangered. August 18, 1994. Washington D. C., 59:42529. No
U.S. Department of Commerce (USDC). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). In Review. Final Recovery Plan for Snake River Salmon. No


Section 7. Abstract

Abstract


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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