Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199901300

Proposal Table of Contents

Additional Documents

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
No documents associated with this request


Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Ahtanum Creek Watershed Assessment
BPA Project Proposal Number 199901300
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 Conduct watershed assessment in the agricultural portion of the Ahtanum Creek watershed to complete assessment of the entire watershed, facilitate restoration of salmon and steelhead, and protect bull trout.
Target Species


Project Location

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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 Ahtanum Creek that dewater annually, we hope to provide favorable, year-round conditions for all life stages of steelhead, coho, bull trout and other aquatic species. 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 numbers in the Project Area. In addition, we will have discharge and channel/riparian condition 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, Toppenish, 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
1999 Project inaugurated May, 1999. Identified locations for discharge transects and thermograph emplacements, began weekly discharge data collection, began Project GIS, performed cursory investigations into salmonid species utilization in Project waterways.
2000 Continued collection of weekly discharge and daily water temperature data throughout Project, operated 5-foot screwtrap near downstream end of Project area to determine outmigrant timing, species composition, age structure and DNA make-up.


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
1. Map irrigation systems utilizing creek water. 1a. Continue to incorporate GIS coverages, orthophotos, district maps into overall Project GIS. 1 (yearly activity) $ 10,800  
1b. Add new delivery and drainage system features as they are discovered. 1 (yearly activity) $ 2,500  
1c. Add cropping patterns from crop reports as they are received. 1 (yearly activity) $ 2,500  
1d. Ground-truth GIS data, update Project GIS. 1 (yearly activity) $ 7,500  
2. Model irrigation water use. 2a. Continue to measure water withdrawals from and returns to Ahtanum Creek. 1 (yearly activity) $ 4,500  
2b. Assess consumptive use and irrigation efficiency, update assessment data. 1 (yearly activity) $ 6,500  
3. Describe streamflow and water temperature regime. 3a. Continue measurement of temporal and spatial watercourse (creeks, canals, ditches, drains) flow and temperature regime to provide adequate data for descriptive flow model (Overlaps with 2a but focuses more on detecting seepage losses and gains). 1 (yearly activity) $ 7,500  
3b. Analyze Project and historic discharge data to determine magnitude and timing of alternative diversion strategies. 1 (yearly activity) $ 3,500  
3c. Continue development and calibration of descriptive model of flow by location and season. 1 (yearly activity) $ 6,620  
3d. Finalize integration of WA-DNR information and recommendations from upper watershed analysis. 1 (yearly activity) $ 1,500  
4. Survey creek channel and floodplain. 4a. Conduct qualitative assessment of riparian functional status (PFC). 1 (re-evaluated every 2 years) $ 2,600  
5. Describe fish population response to habitat changes. 5a. Assess potential salmon and steelhead production (pre-development conditions) as well as extent of bull trout in creek. 1 $ 4,500  
5b. Describe response to changes in water withdrawal, return flows and riparian management. 1 (yearly activity) $ 12,500  
5c. Continue development of Project Assessment document. 1 (continued until all pertinent info and options are described) $ 22,500  


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 $ 35,000 $ 25,000 $ 40,000


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Adaptively update Project Assessment document, begin implementation of recommendations (late in FY2001). 1a. Integrate products of Objectives 1-5, Planning and Design Phase. 1 $ 10,225  
1b. Finalize Irrigation Assessment Alternative Report produced by subcontractor in FY2000. 0.5 $ 2,500  
1c. Approach Yakama Tribal Council for approval of Project Assessment by Tribal Council Resolution, management support and help in disseminating Project scope and objectives to affected landowners. 0.5 $ 3,200  
1d. Restore instream flow to dewatered Project stream reaches by system modifications and/or land purchase or lease. Unknown. Will continue task until all available water is returned to Project streams. $ 10,900  


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 $ 3,200  
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) $ 5,500  
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) $ 10,600  
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 $ 3,542  
3. Work with agricultural interests to enact voluntary diversion reductions that leave water in-stream for fish and aquatic ecosystem purposes. 3a. Work with BIA, YN and private landowners to develop plans for diversion reduction agreements. As Required $ 3,700  
3b. Identify funding sources when monies are needed to develop agreements. As Required $ 1,500  
3c. Enforce diversion reduction scenarios and monitor compliance Duration of diversion reduction agreements $ 2,500  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

FY 2005 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2002
$ 75,000 $100,000 $ 75,000 $140,000


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) $ 12,000  
2. Maintain database of channel and riparian condition. 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) $ 2,200  
3. Monitor aquatic ecosystem health and aquatic 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) $ 7,505  
3b. Continue yearly electrofishing and snorkel surveys to index relative abundance of salmonid juveniles in Project Area. 10 (as long as funding continues) $ 8,400  
3c. 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) $ 12,200  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

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


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: 1.66 $ 49,110
Fringe 17.6% for exempt FTE's, 20% for non-exempt $ 9,289
Supplies Office supplies, field supplies, repairs, field and office equipment $ 2,350
Travel Travel, per diem, and tuition for presentations, workshops and meetings (lumped for all personnel) $ 625
Indirect 23.5% on all items in budget $ 18,176
NEPA BPA Supplemental Analysis Complete $ 0
Other Insurance, utilities, building depreciation, vehicle rental and mileage. $ 15,970
Personnel FTE: 0.47 $ 16,682
Fringe 17.6% for exempt FTE's, 20% for non-exempt $ 3,214
Supplies Office supplies, office equipment $ 450
Travel Travel, per diem, and tuition for presentations, workshops and meetings (lumped for all personnel) $ 625
Indirect 23.5% on all items in budget $ 5,104
NEPA BPA Supplemental Analysis Complete $ 0
Other Utilities and building depreciation $ 750
Personnel FTE: 0.76 $ 20,897
Fringe 17.6% for exempt FTE's, 20% for non-exempt $ 3,807
Supplies Office supplies, field supplies, repairs, field and office equipment $ 2,700
Travel Travel, per diem, and tuition for presentations, workshops and meetings (lumped for all personnel) $ 625
Indirect 23.5% on all items in budget $ 6,763
NEPA BPA Supplemental Analysis Complete $ 0
Other Utilities and building depreciation $ 750
Personnel FTE: 0.875 $ 25,460
Fringe 17.6% for exempt FTE's, 20% for non-exempt $ 4,720
Supplies Office supplies, field supplies, repairs, field and office equipment $ 2,700
Travel Travel, per diem, and tuition for presentations, workshops and meetings (lumped for all personnel) $ 625
Indirect 23.5% on all items in budget $ 8,050
NEPA BPA Supplemental Analysis Complete $ 0
Other Utilities and building depreciation $ 750
Total Itemized Budget $200,192


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $200,192
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 40,000
Total FY 2001 budget request $160,192
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $180,000
% change from forecast -11.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Late receipt of funds and staffing problems have delayed the progression of the Project from what was forecasted in the FY2000 request. Tasks left undone as of the writing of this proposal must be accomplished to get the Project timeline back on track. The FY1999 budget has been extended to 31 July, 2000. As such, we expect some carryover from the FY2000 award to extend into FY2001. We hope to be back on track at the end of FY2001.


Reason for change in scope

Funding for this Project was not received until May, 1999. In addition, we lost the Project GIS Specialist, and the primary field biologist returned to school to pursue a M.S degree. Late receipt of funding and personnel losses stymied the forward movement of the Project into CY2000. In addition, lessons learned from the Toppenish-Simcoe Project (BPA #199705300) indicated that a minimum 2 years of surface hydrography data was necessary to develop a competent water budget and description of aquatic species assemblages in the Project Area. Therefore, with the manpower available, we focused on collecting hydrography data as soon as funding was received in FY99. Losing the GIS Specialist meant that season-specific (irrigation) GIS data would have be collected in CY2000. The objectives and tasks of this Project have not changed from the original request document. However, the projected completion dates of those objectives and tasks has been advanced by approximately 1 year.


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002 2003 2004 2005
Planning and design $ 40,000 $ 35,000 $ 25,000 $ 5,000
Construction/implementation $ 10,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000 $ 5,000
Operations and maintenance $140,000 $100,000 $ 75,000 $ 75,000
Monitoring and evaluation $ 35,000 $ 35,000 $ 35,000 $ 25,000
Total Outyear Budgets $225,000 $175,000 $140,000 $110,000
 

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: no
Date:
Jul 14, 2000
2001
$200,192
Comment:
Late receipt of funds and staffing problems has delayed the progression of the Project from what was forecast in the FY 2000 request. Tasks left undone as of the writing of this proposal must be accomplished to get the Project timeline back on track. The FY 1999 budget has been extended to July 31, 2000. As such, some carryover is expected from the FY 2000 award to extend into FY 2001. Proposed $40,000 in FY 2000 carry forward.

The objectives and tasks of this Project have not changed from the original request document; however, the projected completion dates of those objectives and tasks has been advanced by approximately one year.


NWPPC Funding Recommendation Recommendation:
Fund
Date:
Sep 13, 2000
2001
$200,192
Comment:

NW Power and Conservation Council's FY 2006 Project Funding Review Funding category:
expense
Date:
May 2005
FY05 NPCC Start of Year:
$221,314
FY06 NPCC Staff Preliminary:
$221,314
FY06 NPCC July Draft Start of Year:
$221,314
Sponsor (Confederated Tribes And Bands Of The Yakama Indian Nation) Comments (Go to Original on NPCC Website):

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