Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199705300

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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 Toppenish-Simcoe Instream Flow Restoration and Assessment
BPA Project Proposal Number 199705300
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Yakama Nation Fisheries Management Program
Business acronym (if appropriate) YN
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Kale Gullett
Mailing Address
City, State, Zip Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone 5098656262
Fax 5098656293
E-mail gullett@yakama.com
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Lynn Hatcher
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Columbia Plateau
Subbasin Yakima
 
Short Description Identify extent of anadromous populations, identify land status, characterize habitat and discharge; model irrigation use; restore instream flows by land lease or purchase and/or water substitution; modify irrigation diversions to mimic natural runoff.
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: By restoring streamflow to reaches of Project streams that dewater annually, we hope to provide favorable, year-round conditions for all life stages of steelhead and other aquatic species. We currently have data that show a surprisingly large number of steelhead YOY and juveniles below diversions in remnant pools that dewater. Obviously, steelhead are spawning in these reaches but summer dewatering prohibits rearing. Securing year-round flow will help wild fish reach the smolt stage, thus providing more potential future spawners. In addition, providing year-round flow will help support the aquatic food web.
Biological Data: Yearly screw trap outmigrant data, spawner survey counts, electrofishing and snorkel survey data to provide indices of steelhead abundance in the Project Area. In addition, we will have discharge data and groundwater monitoring data to judge the effect of streamflow restoration on creek and floodplain. DNA samples collected from steelhead smolts will soon be evaluated to determine genetic similarity to other steelhead stocks in the Yakima basin (Upper Yakima, Satus, Ahtanum, etc.).


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
1998 Project initiation (Feb, 1998), began weekly collection of discharge data in Project watercourses, baseline steelhead spawning and rearing information gathered, began Project GIS.
1999 First complete year of discharge information gathered, began Project water budget model, began Draft Management Plan, augmented steelhead spawning and rearing information, updated Project GIS with flow and fish data, land status and cropping data.
2000 Deployed screw trap, completed 2nd year of discharge and aquatic data, improved water budget model, began modeling water use in Project Area, secured lease option on 232 acres of riparian land w/ water, updated Project GIS and Management Plan.


Section 3. Relationships to Other Projects

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Section 4. Budget for Planning and Design Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Adaptively update Project Management Plan. 1a. Update Project water model with most recent discharge data. 1 (yearly activity) $ 8,800  
1b. Update Project GIS with any new land status, delivery and drainage feature, orthophotos, district maps and non-YN coverages. 1 (yearly activity) $ 20,595  
1c. Calibrate water budget model with newest data. 1 (yearly activity) $ 8,800  
1d. Integrate most recent redd survey, smolt trap and fish census information to portray steelhead utilization and outmigrant timing in Project Area. 1 (yearly activity) $ 8,800  
1e. Incorporate groundwater data from piezometers in alluvial aquifer reach of Toppenish Creek to provide further data for land acquisition decision support system. 1 (yearly activity) $ 10,200  
1f. Update land acquisition decision support system and target lands list with output of Tasks 1a-e above. 1 (yearly activity) $ 30,990  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 5,000 $ 15,000 $ 10,000 $ 35,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Implement Management Plan and Adaptive updates as they transpire. 1a. Approach Yakama Tribal Council for approval of Project Plan by Tribal Council Resolution, management support and help in disseminating Project scope and objectives to affected landowners. 0.5 $ 2,870  
1b. Restore instream flow to dewatered Project streams by system modifications, water substitution, and land purchase or lease. Unknown. Will continue task until all available water is returned to Project streams. $ 11,495  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 5,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000 $ 10,000


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Work with YN Wildlife Program and BIA Realty to acquire leases or purchase lands. 1a. Prepare written justification for leases or purchase, assist other YN and BIA personnel with lease/purchase agreements. As Required $ 5,200  
1b. Present any required background information to appropriate Council and colleagues. As Required $ 2,500  
1c. Maintain and enforce lease requirements. Duration of leases (10 years) $ 50,000  
1d. On lands purchased with Project funds, decommission withdrawal structures and work with other YN programs to inaugurate any restoration measures needed to return land to native state. As required $ 2,500  
2. Restrict diversion timing, where possible, to periods when discharge is not limiting to aquatic ecosystem health. 2a. Monitor discharge in and around project watercourses affected by Objective 2 to enforce Project goals. Duration of leases (10 years) $ 10,595  
2b. Identify willing landowners to decrease or cease late spring-summer diversions to benefit fish and aquatic life (can hopefully be used in conjunction with Objective 3). As Required $ 5,000  
3. Substitute out-of-stream withdrawals with alternate sources. 3a. Work with BIA, YN and private landowners to develop plans for water substitution. As Required $ 8,000  
3b. Identify funding sources when monies are needed to develop substitute water sources. As Required $ 7,500  
3c. Enforce water substitution scenarios and monitor compliance. Duration of leases (10 years) $ 6,330  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 80,000


Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Monitor Project Area water budget. 1a. Measure watercourse discharge and temperature over time and space at key locations specified by O&M Objectives 1-3. 10 (as long as funding continues) $ 10,164  
1b. Monitor Toppenish Creek alluvial aquifer by maintaining collection and analysis of piezometric groundwater surface data. 10 (as long as funding continues) $ 2,500  
2. Maintain database of channel and riparian condition. Task 2a. Assess channel morphology and condition as necessary pursuant to streamflow restoration efforts. PFC index sites will be re-evaluated every 2 years to establish trends over time. 10 (as long as funding continues) $ 1,200  
3. Monitor aquatic ecosystem health and surface/groundwater species assemblages. 3a. Continue operation of 5-foot screwtrap to describe steelhead smolt outmigration timing, age structure and relative number of outmigrants per year. 10 (as long as funding continues) $ 7,800  
3b. Monitor numbers of returning steelhead adults by yearly spawning ground surveys and adult counts at Prosser and Roza monitoring windows. 10 (as long as funding continues) $ 10,164  
3c. Monitor Toppenish Creek alluvial fan hyporheic macroinvertebrate community by continued pumping of groundwater/macroinvertebrate wells and collection/identification/enumeration of organisms. 10 (as long as funding continues) $ 5,500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1.19 $ 49,507
Fringe 17.6% for exempt FTE's, 20% for non-exempt $ 9,330
Supplies Office supplies, field supplies, repairs, field and office equipment $ 3,400
Travel Travel, per diem, and tuition for presentations, workshops and meetings (lumped for all personnel) $ 750
Indirect 23.5% on all items in budget $ 16,780
NEPA BPA Supplemental Analysis underway $ 0
Other Insurance, utilities, building depreciation, vehicle rental and mileage. $ 8,418
Personnel FTE: 0.225 $ 8,315
Fringe 17.6% for exempt FTE's, 20% for non-exempt $ 1,627
Supplies Office supplies $ 200
Travel Travel, per diem, and tuition for presentations, workshops and meetings (lumped for all personnel) $ 750
Indirect 23.5% on all items in budget $ 2,733
NEPA BPA Supplemental Analysis underway $ 0
Other Utilities, building depreciation $ 740
Personnel FTE: 0.54 $ 21,802
Fringe 17.6% for exempt FTE's, 20% for non-exempt $ 4,057
Supplies Office supplies, field supplies, repairs, field and office equipment $ 1,700
Travel Travel, per diem, and tuition for presentations, workshops and meetings (lumped for all personnel) $ 750
Indirect 23.5% on all items in budget $ 18,576
Capital Land Rental (1000 acres @ $50/acre) $ 50,000
NEPA BPA Supplemental Analysis underway $ 0
Other Utilities, building depreciation $ 740
Personnel FTE: 0.55 $ 22,366
Fringe 17.6% for exempt FTE's, 20% for non-exempt $ 4,169
Supplies Office supplies, field supplies, repairs, field and office equipment $ 2,200
Travel Travel, per diem, and tuition for presentations, workshops and meetings (lumped for all personnel) $ 750
Indirect 23.5% on all items in budget $ 7,103
NEPA BPA Supplemental Analysis underway $ 0
Other Utilities, building depreciation $ 740
Total Itemized Budget $237,503


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $237,503
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $237,503
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $200,000
% change from forecast 18.8%


Reason for change in estimated budget

The projection made for FY2001 during the FY2000 application process counted on receipt of land leasing/purchase funds during the FY2000 award period. However, the $52,000 land acquisition item was cut from our FY 2000 request. Having survived for two years on FY97 funds, we were able to modify our FY99 budget to pay for leasing 232 acres formerly irrigated with creek water at the end of CY1999. We have yet to receive any funding for land acquisition, an essential component of the Project. The 18.8% increase from the FY2000 forecast reflects the need to move the acquisition process along after earlier denials of this component.


Reason for change in scope

No significant changes in scope have occurred since the inauguration of the Project.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 35,000 $ 15,000 $ 10,000 $ 5,000
Construction/implementation $ 10,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000
Operations and maintenance $ 80,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000
Monitoring and evaluation $ 35,000 $ 35,000 $ 25,000 $ 20,000
Total Outyear Budgets $160,000 $105,000 $ 90,000 $ 80,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


Reviews and Recommendations

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

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