BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal
Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget
see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations
Title of project
Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage Facility
BPA project number 5510600
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Yakama Indian Nation
Sponsor type WA-Tribe
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||P.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
BPA technical contact , EWP
Biological opinion ID
NWPPC Program number
Construction of Cle Elum dam blocked access to many miles of habitat that remains in good condition. The extinction of sockeye salmon was caused by construction of this and other dams in the basin. This project would reinstate fish passage throughout the Cle Elum drainage by retrofitting the dam with an adult ladder. A “gulper” would also be constructed to allow for out migration of juveniles through the outlet works.
Project start year 1997 End year 2000
Start of operation and/or maintenance
Project development phase Implementation
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Specific measureable objectives
Restoring passage to habitat above Cle Elum dam will improve size of existing fish stocks and allow for reintroduction of sockeye salmon to the Yakima Subbasin.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Coded wire tags will be implanted into a fixed number of out migrating smolts at the Cle Elum Dam. These fish will be counted at the Chandler juvenile fish handling facility to estimate increases to the number of out migrants in the basin.
Brief schedule of activities
In years one and two, an engineering study of actions necessary to achieve upstream and downstream passage would be developed. In years three and four, construction of the facility would occur. Monitoring of fish would then occur in years five through ten.
Managers believe rearing habitat for juvenile fish is severely limited in the Yakima Basin. This project would redress rearing habitat function for existing fish stocks by increasing amount of habitat available. Sockeye could be reintroduced because suitable habitat would be restored.
Rearing habitat for juvenile fish is severely limited in the Yakima Basin, so much so that fish managers believe rearing habitat restoration is one of most important actions to restore stock health.
Summary of expected outcome
Passage for anadromous fish would be established.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
The plan would be developed with the assistance of the Bureau of Reclamation, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Flooding may damage the fishway.
Monitoring of smolt out migration and adult returns will be conducted by coded wire tagging and redd counts.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 336,000|
* For most projects, Authorized is the amount recommended by CBFWA and the Council. Planned is amount currently allocated. Contracted is the amount obligated to date of printout.
CBFWA funding review group Bonneville Dam - Priest Rapids Dam
Recommendation Tier 2 - fund when funds available
Recommended funding level $336,000