Return to Proposal Finder FY 2001 Ongoing Proposal 199908800

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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

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Section 1. General Administrative Information

Title of Project Proposal Water Right Acquisition Program (Multi-Year FY 2000-2002)
BPA Project Proposal Number 199908800
Business name of agency, institution,
or organization requesting funding
Oregon Water Trust
Business acronym (if appropriate) OWT
 

Proposal contact person or principal investigator

Name Cheyenne Chapman
Mailing Address 111 SW Naito Parkway, Suite 404
City, State, Zip Portland, OR 97204
Phone 5032262353
Fax 5032263480
E-mail cheyenne@owt.org
 
Manager of program authorizing this project Andrew Purkey
 
Review Cycle FY 2001 Ongoing
Province Systemwide
Subbasin John Day
 
Short Description Acquire existing water rights on a voluntary basis through purchase, gift and water conservation projects, and transfer to instream water rights under Oregon state law; target acquisitions to maximize fulfillment of habitat objectives for instream flows.
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: Measurements of ecological success reflecting improvement in overall habitat condition include stream system flow parameters (width, depth and velocity), water quality, and condition of spawning, rearing and migration habitat.
Biological Data: OWT will work with state, federal and tribal agency staff to identify opportunities for cooperative monitoring projects that will provide more detailed information on current conditions and trends in habitat and water quality.


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
1994 4 water right acquisitions (statewide); total flow acquired 1.84 cfs; protected 3.8 river miles. [1 acquisition in Project subbasins.]
1995 10 water right acquisitions (statewide); total flow acquired 8.25-10.81 cfs; protected 29.6 river miles. [3 acquisitions in Project subbasins.]
1996 25 water right acquisitions (statewide); total flow acquired 20.33-22.72 cfs; protected 254 river miles. [12 acquisitions in Project subbasins.]
1997 27 water right acquisitions (statewide); total flow acquired 19.70-21.30 cfs; protected 271 river miles. [11 acquisitions in Project subbasins.]
1998 31 water right acquisitions (statewide); total flow acquired 21.42-23.03 cfs; protected 288 river miles. [11 acquisitions in Project subbasins.]
1999 51 water right acquisitions (statewide); total flow acquired 31.79 - 32.28 cfs; protected 305 river miles. [23 acquisitions in Project subbasins.]


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. Public Education and Outreach: get the word out to targeted organizations and individuals in OWT's Columbia Basin priority subbasins to raise awareness of OWT and facilitate contacts between OWT and landowners interested in selling water rights. a. Research and identify organizations and individuals to be targeted for mailing of OWT materials along with cover letter from Ed. This task will involve updating correct names and addresses for organizations and individuals 1 $ 1,650  
b. Contact organizations and individuals identified through task a. by telephone and set up and attend meetings, make presentations, take site tours of potential acquisitions, meet individual landowners. 1 $ 9,900  
2. Stream Prioritization Work make direct contact with landowners on current priority streams as well as research to identify new priority streams and conditions along those new streams. a. Update and confirm existing database of names and addresses of landowners with senior priority date water rights on streams already identified as OWT priority streams. Send letters and make phone contact with these water right holders. 1 $ 1,650  
b. Research and identify two new priority stream systems, one in the John Day Basin, one in the Fifteenmile Basin. Work with ODFW to identify streams where increased streamflow would have the most benefit. 1 $ 1,650  
c. Research at county assessor's office to identify names and addresses of landowners with senior priority date water rights on streams identified in task b. Send letters and make phone contact with these water right holders. 1 $ 1,651  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Planning and Design Phase

FY 2002
$ 20,300


Section 5. Budget for Construction and Implementation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Evaluate Potential Instream Flow Acquisitions: ongoing process of analyzing the potential acquisitions that come to OWT as a result of the outreach work done in Objectives 1 and 2. a. Contact watermaster and do WRIS review of water right to determine its relative seniority, enforceability and measurability within the stream system. Determine the reach within which the right would be protected. 1 $ 1,256  
b. Contact ODFW biologists and local watershed councils, review scientific publication materials to determine potential ecological impact of instream flow acquisition; determine whether flow is the limiting factor on this system. 1 $ 2,100  
c. Conduct economic evaluation of water right to determine range of value. Research property values, analyze other water rights sales and transfer prices, and identify other economic variables to determine an offer price and range of negotiating values. 1 $ 2,100  
d. Prepare acquisition summary document for OWT Board of Directors to consider ; make presentation at OWT Board meeting. OWT Board makes the final decision on whether to pursue negotiations, price to be offered, and range within to negotiate. 1 $ 1,675  
2. Negotiate and Complete Acquisitions: also involves the ongoing work of negotiating the deals with the landowner and seeing the deals through the OWRD transfer process. a. Once OWT Board approves a price and a range, negotiate deal with the water right holder. Task a can involve phone negotiations, negotiations by letter, on-site in person negotiations, or a combination of the three. 1 $ 3,050  
b. Once a deal is agreed upon, draft agreement documents; work with OWT Development Director to identify funds for acquisition; compile and draft documents for the OWRD transfer process and work with OWRD to ensure timely processing of application. 1 $ 3,350  
c. Work with OWT development director to identify additional funds to leverage the BPA's $100,000. 1 $ 425  
d. Subcontract to CWRE for examination of water rights. Purchase water rights from seller. 1 $130,500 x


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Construction and Implementation Phase

FY 2002
$174,580


Section 6. Budget for Operations and Maintenance Phase

Task-based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

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Outyear Budgets for Operations and Maintenance Phase

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Section 7. Budget for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

Task-based Budget

Objective Task Duration in FYs Estimated 2001 cost Subcontractor
1. Work with OWRD staff to ensure that all the instream water rights acquired by OWT in 2000 are in fact being protected as instream flows. a. Contact watermasters in priority subbasins to discuss instream rights acquired or targeted for acquisition in 2001 by OWT. Discuss areas where measurement and enforcement may be problematic due to resource or technical deficiencies; make site visits. 1 $ 484  
b. Contact ODFW and watershed councils to identify and connect with local individuals interested in voluntary participation in instream monitoring program. 1 $ 483  
c. With information from tasks a and b, develop monitoring plan for various water right acquisitions. 1 $ 1,692  
d. Site visits with volunteers and watermasters to examine water rights situation on the ground. Measure targeted streams to see if instream flow rights are being met. If rights are not being met, discuss enforcement and regulation with watermaster. 1 $ 1,692  
2. Evaluate Potential Instream Flow Acquisitions: a longer term process that involves identifying and measuring the ecological impacts of OWT's instream flow acquisitions. a. Review ODFW & other materials on targeted streams to identify ecological goals for instream acquisitions.; work with ODFW staff to conduct ongoing ecological benefits analyses. Assist with on-site measurement and analysis; identify other resources. 1 $ 1,692  


Outyear Objective-Based Budget

n/a or no information


Outyear Budgets for Monitoring and Evaluation Phase

FY 2002
$ 8,120


Section 8. Estimated Budget Summary

Itemized Budget

Item Note FY 2001 Cost
Personnel FTE: Project Manager: 530 hrs @ $25/hr $ 13,350
Fringe Estimated at 6.64% of salaries $ 886
Supplies Paper, distribution of press releases, and reproduction costs $ 200
Travel Travel throughout subbasins related to Objectives 1 and 2 above $ 490
Indirect Overhead $ 1,575
Subcontractor Certified Water Rights Examiner (CWRE) fees $ 0
Personnel FTE: Project Manager: 320 hrs @ $25/hr Executive Director: 88 hrs @ $30.12/hr $ 10,790
Fringe Estimated at 6.64% of salaries $ 716
Supplies Paper, distribution of press releases, and reproduction costs $ 200
Travel Travel throughout subbasins related to Objectives 1 and 2 above $ 950
Indirect Overhead $ 1,300
Capital Two-thirds of projected funds needed to complete water rights acquisitions in FY 2001 $128,500
Subcontractor Certified Water Rights Examiner (CWRE) fees $ 2,000
Personnel FTE: Project Manager: 180 hrs @ $25/hr $ 4,260
Fringe Estimated at 6.64% of salaries $ 283
Travel Travel throughout subbasins related to monitoring and evaluation of acquired water rights $ 950
Indirect Overhead $ 550
Total Itemized Budget $167,000


Total estimated budget

Total FY 2001 project cost $167,000
Amount anticipated from previously committed BPA Funds $ 0
Total FY 2001 budget request $167,000
FY 2001 forecast from 2000 $167,000
% change from forecast 0.0%


Reason for change in estimated budget

Not applicable


Reason for change in scope

Not applicable


Cost Sharing

Not applicable
 

Outyear Budget Totals

2002
Planning and design $ 20,300
Construction/implementation $174,580
Monitoring and evaluation $ 8,120
Total Outyear Budgets $203,000
 

Other Budget Explanation

Not applicable


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