BPA Fish and Wildlife FY 1997 Proposal

Section 1. Administrative
Section 2. Narrative
Section 3. Budget

see CBFWA and BPA funding recommendations

Section 1. Administrative

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
 NameLynn Hatcher
 Mailing addressP.O. Box 151
Toppenish, WA 98948
 Phone509/865-6262

BPA technical contact   , EWP

Biological opinion ID   

NWPPC Program number   

Short description
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

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects

Project history

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications

Specific measureable objectives

Testable hypothesis
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

Methods
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.

Biological need
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.

Critical uncertainties
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.

Risks
Flooding may damage the fishway.

Monitoring activity
Monitoring of smolt out migration and adult returns will be conducted by coded wire tagging and redd counts.

Section 3. Budget

Data shown are the total of expense and capital obligations by fiscal year. Obligations for any given year may not equal actual expenditures or accruals within the year, due to carryover, pre-funding, capitalization and difference between operating year and BPA fiscal year.

Historic costsFY 1996 budget data*Current and future funding needs
(none) New project - no FY96 data available 1997: 336,000
1998: 336,000
1999: 3,360,000
2000: 3,360,000
2001: 112,000

* 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.

Funding recommendations

CBFWA funding review group   Bonneville Dam - Priest Rapids Dam

Recommendation    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level   $336,000