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
Upper Yakima Tributary Irrigation Improvement
BPA project number 5510800
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 , EWN
Biological opinion ID
NWPPC Program number 7.8G.2
Surface diversions off Little Creek, Big Creek, Swauk Creek, Taneum Creek, Manastash Creek and the Teanaway River dewater the lower channels, or cause flows to decrease to the point that fish cannot access habitat above the diversions. This project would focus on converting surface-diversions to wells, or reducing conveyance loss when most cost-effective.
Project start year 1997 End year 2002
Start of operation and/or maintenance
Project development phase Implementation
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Specific measureable objectives
Redd counts in treated tributaries would be compared to pre-project conditions.
Improving access into dewatered tributaries will increase will improve anadromous fish run size in the basin.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Hydrograph will be similar to historic; a minimum of 50% of the landowners will participate.
Pre- and post project redd counts will be compared.
Brief schedule of activities
The project would be initiated with the mailing of fliers to landowners. A study of irrigation needs and alternatives would be undertaken in year one. Public meetings would be held to discuss stream functions, irrigation alternatives, and the goals of the project. Landowners would be solicited to voluntarily install alternative irrigation fixtures funded by the project. improvement on their land. In year two, installation of irrigation equipment will occur at participating locations.
Managers believe rearing habitat for juvenile fish is severely limited in the basin. This project would increase that amount of spawning/rearing habitat available by reconnecting tributaries during critical periods of the year.
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
Spawning and rearing habitat in this reach of the river would increase.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Project design and implementation would be coordinated with affected irrigation districts, the BOR, WDOE and WDFW.
Pre- and post- project redd counts will be done in the treated tributaries.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 246,400|
* 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 1 - fund
Recommended funding level $246,400