Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199306200

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Section 1. General Administrative information
Section 2. Past accomplishments
Section 3. Relationships to other projects
Section 4. Budgets for planning/design phase
Section 5. Budgets for construction/implementation phase
Section 6. Budgets for operations/maintenance phase
Section 7. Budgets for monitoring/evaluation phase
Section 8. Budget Summary

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 Katie Slavin
Mailing Address 206 Van Dreff Ste A
City, State, Zip Salmon ID 83467
Phone 2087566322
Fax 2087566376
Manager of program authorizing this project John Folsom
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Mountain Snake
Subbasin Salmon
Short Description The goal is to balance resource protection and land use practices to provide barrier free passage for adult and juvenile fishes, and increase subbasin connectivity by returning surplus irrigation water to tributaries and mainstem systems.
Target Species

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

This information comes from National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) reviews of this project proposal. The following table represents BPA & NMFS determinations as to this proposal's relevance to particular Biological Opinion Reasonable and Prudent Alternatives (RPAs).

Reviewing Agency Action Number BiOp Agency Description
NMFS/BPA Action 149 NMFS BOR shall initiate programs in three priority subbasins (identified in the Basinwide Recovery Strategy) per year over 5 years, in coordination with NMFS, FWS, the states and others, to address all flow, passage, and screening problems in each subbasin over 10 years. The Corps shall implement demonstration projects to improve habitat in subbasins where water-diversion-related problems could cause take of listed species. Under the NWPPC program, BPA addresses passage, screening, and flow problems, where they are not the responsibility of others. BPA expects to expand on these measures in coordination with the NWPPC process to complement BOR actions described in the action above.

Biological Outcomes of this project: The goal of the project is to improve anadromous fish passage by reducing the number of physical migration barriers, improve tributary connectivity to mainstem systems, and provide adequate instream flows for migration, spawning and rearing in the Upper Salmon River basin.
Biological Data: Several sources of biological data exist including the 1994 MWP Stream Habitat Inventory Report of 110+ miles of stream. Data collected for the former boundaries of the MWP include temperature, flows, redds, photopoints, and sediment characteristics. Additional data held by the US Forest Service, BLM, IDFG and other state and federal agencies is being assembled for the expanded MWP. The monitoring Program will be used to measure the changes in the aquatic system, at individual sites and the overall health of the watershed. This data will be interpreted into performance criteria for the quality of the fish habitat and fish counts. Specific available data includes: 1. Fish Populations a. General Parr monitoring / Idaho supplementation study databases, 1993-1999 b. Redd Counts (since 1959 in some areas) c. Fish Snorkel Surveys (since 1991) 2. Fish Habitat a. 1994 Habitat Inventory of three tributaries, and surveys in selected reaches 3. Riparian Plant Communities 4. Wildlife Habitat

CBFWA-Generated Information

Database Administrator notes on the history of this proposal form: Contact info updated from Council, 11/10/03
Type of Project (assigned by CBFWA Analysts): anadromous

Section 2. Past Accomplishments

Year Accomplishment
1994 Siphon completed to reconnect Carmen Creek to the mainstem Salmon River
1995 Point of diversion transferred from the Pahsimeroi River to the Salmon River
1995 Two diversions eliminated on the Lemhi River with a combined savings of 1600 acre feet of water
1995 Seven irrigation diversions consolidated into three irrigation diversions on the Lemhi River
1996 Two canals eliminated from the Salmon River through consolidation into Challis Irrigation Canal
1996 Diversions EF-7 and EF-8 consolidated on the East Fork Salmon River
1997 Completed L-3a diversion structure and bypass system on Lemhi River
1997 Construction of 2.7 miles of fence along 1.2 miles of the East Fork Salmon River and conversion of 308 acres of pasture and hayland converted to center-pivot irrigation system.
1997 Abandonment of L-2b diversion from Lemhi River and water right transfer to spring and conversion to pump irrigation for 40 acres
1998 A fish passage barrier was removed and log wiers and new headgates were constructed
1998 At L-8a diversion, a headgate, wasteway, and vortex wier were installed to facilitate fish passage and eliminate gravel push up dams on the Lemhi River
1998 Sprinkler system installed from Pine Creek, a tributary to the East Fork Salmon River
1999 Pattee Creek siphon constructed to pass Lemhi water in L-31 canal under the creek
1999 Pipeline and sprinkler systems were installed to allow more efficient management of irrigation water on 540 acres and allow approximately 3 cfs of water to reconnect habitat on Canyon Creek, a tributary to the Lemhi River
1999 Consolidation of two canals into one on the Salmon River

Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

n/a or no information

Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Address connectivity issues to enhance passage for anadromous fish a. continue to work with IDFG Screen Shop to design improved diversions, b. continue to identify and consolidate possible excess ditches and canals to enhance fish passage $ 18,000 x

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 25,000 $ 30,000 $ 20,000 $ 25,000

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Provide barrier free passage for juvenile and adult anadromous fish a. continue screen and improve irrigation diversions, b. continue inventory and mapping of fish barriers $ 43,000  
Restore anadromous and resident fish habitat due to temporary dewatering a. continue to pursue reconnection of tributaries to mainstem systems $105,000  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$250,000 $300,000 $200,000 $250,000

Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Preserve investment in projects Continue to develop adaptive management tools $ 10,000  
Preserve investment in projects Maintain and modify existing projects as needed $ 8,000 x

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 30,000 $ 35,000 $ 20,000 $ 25,000

Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
Collect monitoring data , coordinate data from other agency monitoring programs a. Continue use of agency fish monitoring and other monitoring as recommended by TAC b. fish passage assessment will include aerial imagery, on the ground mapping and surveys of passage for adult and juvenile fishes $ 8,000  
Analysis and interpretation of data a. data will be incorporated into MWP database $ 8,000  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2002 FY 2003
$ 30,000 $ 35,000 $ 20,000 $ 25,000

Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Supplies $ 4,000
Indirect 5% SWCD overhead $ 900
Subcontractor IDFG Screen Shop $ 13,100
Indirect 5% SWCD overhead $ 7,400
Subcontractor $140,600
Supplies $ 4,500
Indirect 5% SWCD overhead $ 900
Subcontractor $ 12,600
Supplies $ 7,000
Indirect 5% SWCD overhead $ 800
Subcontractor $ 8,200
Total Itemized Budget $200,000

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $200,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $200,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $100,000
% change from forecast 100.0%

Reason for change in estimated budget

In an effort to take a more holistic approach The Model Watershed Project, in response to NPPC and ISRP evaluation, plans to expand the MWP boundaries from three watersheds to the entire Upper Salmon subbasin. In response to ISRP's comments, site specific restoration plans give the guidance in restoring physical processes for fish migration habitat restoration.

Reason for change in scope

Model Watershed boundaries enlarged to include Salmon subbasin from headwaters to mouth of the Middle Fork Salmon River

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 20,000 $ 25,000 $ 25,000 $ 30,000
Construction/implementation $200,000 $250,000 $250,000 $300,000
Operations and maintenance $ 20,000 $ 25,000 $ 30,000 $ 35,000
Monitoring and evaluation $ 20,000 $ 25,000 $ 30,000 $ 35,000
Total Outyear Budgets $260,000 $325,000 $335,000 $400,000

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

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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