Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199604200

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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
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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Restore & Enhance Anadromous Fish Populations & Habitat in Salmon Creek
BPA Project Proposal Number 199604200
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation
Business acronym (if appropriate) CCT

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Hilary Lyman
Mailing Address P.O. Box 218
City, State, Zip Winthrop, WA 98862
Phone 5099962486
Fax 5099962486
Manager of program authorizing this project Jerry Marco, Senior Fisheries Biologist
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Cascade
Subbasin Okanogan
Short Description Increase instream flows in order to accommodate the year-round life cycles of anadromous fish. In addition, design a modified Salmon Creek channel to restore stability and function and provide fish passage.
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

NMFS and BPA did not associate any reasonable and prudent alternatives with this project proposal

Biological Outcomes of this project: Expected biological outcomes include increased, year-round instream flows to provide for suitable spawning, rearing and migration. In addition, the increased flows will enable aquifer recharge, revegetation of denuded stream banks, stream bank stability, channel stability, reduced erosion and sedimentation.
Biological Data: Hansen, J. 1995. Abundance and quality of salmonid fish spawning habitat in Salmon Creek, Washington. Colville Confederated Tribes. Nespelem, Washington. Nine pages. Fisher, C.J. and Fedderson, L. 1998. Quantity of spawning habitat for summer steelhead and spring chinook salmon and estimate of production in Salmon Creek, Washington. Colville Confederated Tribes. Nespelem, Washington. Dames & Moore, 1999. Joint Study on Salmon Creek conducted by the Colville Confederated Tribes and the Okanogan Irrigation District, Seattle, Washington. Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1999. Salmon Creek Inventory and Analysis Report in cooperation with the Okanogan Irrigation District, Salmon Creek Landowners and Colville Confederated Tribes, Spokane, Washington.

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
1997 Public outreach and education to build support for anadromous fishery restoration in Salmon Creek.
1998 Negotiated partnership agreement between Colville Tribes and Okanogan Irrigation District.
1998 July: Tribes and irrigation district appoint a Joint Committee to work together in partnership to conduct a feasibility study on Salmon Creek
1998 Fall: Tribes & OID recruit consultants to submit statements of qualifications & scopes of work for consideration.
1998 Tribes negotiate contract & partnership with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to conduct stream inventory for a baseline assessment.
1999 January: Dames & Moore consulting firm hired by irrigation district/tribal Joint Committee; work begins February 1.
1999 January: NRCS begins Stream Inventory & Analysis to conduct baseline assessment.
1999 Sept. 30: Dames & Moore final report completed determining it is feasible to restore an anadromous fishery in Salmon Creek & continue water delivery to OID members in accordance with its water rights, outlines strategies to attain this goal.
1999 Fall: NRCS Stream inventory & analysis final report completed detailing baseline conditions, identifying problems and recommending solutions to restore natural function to Salmon Creek.
1999 Fall: OID & Tribes announce plans to implement alternatives identified in Dames & Moore Report to restore year-round flows to Salmon Creek and restore natural channel function.
1999 Fall: Bureau of Reclamation constructs fish ladder at site of irrigation diversion dam on Salmon Creek
1999 Fall: Bureau of Reclamation upgrades fish screen at irrigation diversion to NMFS' present criteria
1999 Fall: Bureau of Reclamation purchases 160 acres adjacent to Salmon Creek perpetually protecting 7/10 of a creek mile and preventing the 160 acres from subdivision
2000 Legislation submitted to Congress to request authorization & funding for the Salmon Creek Restoration Project
2000 Phase II engineering begun by Dames & Moore to refine engineering and cost estimates on alternatives in report

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
I. Increase instream flows by modifying existing irrigation district water use practices, modifying existing facilities and constructing new facilities. a. Plan and design a new pump station on the Okanogan River: (eventually the irrig. dist. will change their water diversion from Salmon Creek to the Okan. River) one and half years $456,000 x
b. Plan and design a reregulation reservoir at irrigation district's diversion #5: one and a half years $135,600 x
c. Raise Salmon Lake Dam to increase water storage capacity enabling additional stored water to be dedicated to instream flows two years $180,001 x
d. Replace Salmon Lake Dam Feeder Canal one and a half $ 84,001 x
e. On-farm water management one and a half $ 98,600 x
f. Interim measure: Lease water from irrigators seasonally through Water Bank yearly until remainder of project is implemented $ 40,000 x
g. Repair Johnson Creek Pipeline one $ 38,400 x
h. NEPA Costs/ESA Agency Coordination, Permitting two $1,003,740 x
II. Restore Salmon Creek to natural functioning condition and modify channel a. Design, survey, plan, landowner involvement and permitting one and a half $650,000 x
b. Convene & work with restoration oversight committee to hire and oversee restoration consultants one and a half $ 0  
III. Continue partnership with Okanogan Irrigation District a. OID & Tribes oversee engineering work five years $ 40,000 x
IV. Coordinate all activities in Sections 3-7 above & below: These are described one time & in one place only. a. Personnel one year $ 44,595  
b. Fringe benefits one year $ 13,378  
c. Supplies: one year $ 6,000  
d. Travel: Per Diem & GSA Vehicle one year $ 12,400  
e. Indirect costs: salaries @ 39.2% one year $ 17,481  
f. Other: Postage, utilities, office rental, training, meeting room rental, communications one year $ 19,000  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$3,000,000 $500,000 $500,000 $5,871,860

Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
I. Restore Salmon Creek to natural functioning condition and modify channel a. Install instream structures to prevent erosion, plant vegetation to establish root matrix above diversion dam one $500,000 x
II. Acquire lands to protect high quality fish habitat on private lands either through acquisition or conservation easement a. Develop partnerships with Bureau of Land Management and Wash. Dept of Fish & Wildlife so that these two agencies can protect unique habitats two years $1,950,000  

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$2,650,000 $2,750,000 $3,200,000

Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
one $ 0 x
one $ 0 x

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $500,000

Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information

Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2003 FY 2005 FY 2004 FY 2002
$200,000 $100,000 $200,000 $100,000

Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: Full-time watershed coordinator, part-time fish biologist, part-time office asst. $ 44,595
Fringe $ 13,378
Supplies Office supplies, materials, printing $ 6,000
Travel includes per diem & GSA vehicle $ 12,400
Indirect 39.2% $ 17,481
Subcontractor OID Partnership Participation $ 40,000
Subcontractor Engineering fees included in planning & design costs above $1,682,602
Other Postage, utilities, office rental, training, meeting room rental, communications $ 19,000
Personnel FTE: 44 (Included in Section 3 above) $ 0
Capital Conservation easements & land acquisitions to protect quality habitats $1,950,000
Subcontractor $500,000
Total Itemized Budget $5,289,196

Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $5,289,196
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $5,289,196
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $2,000,000
% change from forecast 164.5%

Reason for change in estimated budget

When the FY2001 budget was prepared we had not yet hired the environmental consultants who studied the feasibility of restoring an anadromous fishery in Salmon Creek while maintaining the ability of the irrigation district to continue water delivery. Essentially, when the FY2000 proposal was prepared, there was no technical information to provide an estimate of FY2001 costs. In 1999 the consultants determined costs and a variety of alternatives to allow us to meet these multiple objectives. This finding has opened a door to stream restoration and salmon/steelhead recovery that has been closed for over 80 years. Also, FY2000 was not funded at the requested amount--$1,850,000 was not funded. So $5,189,196 (2001) less $1,850,00 = $3,339,196. Thus this is an 69% increase, as opposed to 159.5%.

Reason for change in scope

The scope of work has NOT changed; there are no new objectives. However, the complexity of actions that must be taken to restore and enhance anadromous fish populations in Salmon Creek is better understood and now quantified. Essentially we are implementing actions identified in the two studies conducted during 1999. ISRP FY2000 comments on monitoring: Monitoring protocols will be developed as part of the engineering for stream restoration design and as part of the OID infrastructure engineering.

Cost Sharing

Not applicable

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $5,871,860 $3,000,000 $500,000 $500,000
Construction/implementation $3,200,000 $2,650,000 $2,750,000 $ 0
Operations and maintenance $500,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Monitoring and evaluation $100,000 $200,000 $200,000 $100,000
Total Outyear Budgets $9,671,860 $6,850,000 $4,450,000 $1,600,000

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable

Reviews and Recommendations

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

CBFWA Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Ongoing Funding: yes; New Funding: yes
Jul 14, 2000
This project has completed a comprehensive assessment and analysis in CY 1999 and has developed a recovery plan for Salmon Creek. The cost to support the recovery plan is significantly more than the $2,000,000 the project sponsors had estimated when completing their FY 2000 proposal form. Last year $1,850,000 for land acquisition was withheld from this project until it was clear that water would be restored to Salmon Creek. With the development of the recovery plan, it is now clear that a cooperative effort is proceeding at Salmon Creek to return flows to the river. The $1,850,000 should be restored to the project.

The SRT has some concerns about the BOR's contribution to the recovery plan. Since a consultation with NMFS is inevitable and the BOR will clearly have some level of responsibility, the SRT recommends withholding some portions of the proposal until the completion of that consultation process. The SRT recommends funding the following tasks for a total of $3,373,278, which represents the proposed outyear budget plus funding that was withheld in FY 2000. This would fund Section 3, Objective 1, Task b, Task d, Task e, Task f, Task g, and a portion of Task h (for $323,822). It would also fund all of Objective 2, Objective 3 and Objective 4. In Section 4, only Objective 2 would be funded, and other tasks ($1,915,918) would be delayed until FY 2002 due to uncertainty in the NMFS/BOR consultation process.

A technical review by CBFWA should be completed before funding new implementation activities. Although a feasibility study has been completed, it has not been reviewed by CBFWA.

NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Sep 13, 2000
Rationale: Proposed budget carries substantial commitments for additional funding; Hold for consultation with Council concerning commitment to full scale of proposal.

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$ 45,000
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$ 0
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$ 0
Sponsor (Colville Confederated Tribes) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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