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
Klickitat Basin Culvert Rehabilitation
BPA project number 5512700
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 ,
Biological opinion ID
NWPPC Program number 3.1D.1
In general these projects would increase anadromous and resident fish habitat (i.e. spawning & juvenile rearing) and provide an improved up/downstream migration corridor. Conduct engineering surveys and use results to modify improper culverts. This could take the form of repair, replacement, and/or installing baffles within existing culverts to allow for passage.
Project start year 1997 End year 1999
Start of operation and/or maintenance 1998
Project development phase Planning
-Preliminary Design for Passage and Habitat Improvement in the Klickitat River: Project # 95-68
Biological results achieved
Annual reports and technical papers
Specific measureable objectives
Anadromous salmonid usage can be monitored pre and post implementation of culvert rehabilitation.
This will be conducted using standardized fisheries inventories, to monitor change in population status over time.
The habitat opened up by culvert rehabilitation will become available to anadromous fish stocks primarily coho, and steelhead spawning. Once these areas have been rehabilitated they can then become available for outplanting locations. These areas can be tested using standardized fisheries inventories to determine per and post implementation.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Only during insufficient water years will upstream migration be hindered.
1). Initially a detailed inventory and engineering survey will be initiated to prioritize activities based on cost vs. Increased habitat.
2). Peterson mark-recapture, snorkeling and other standardize methodologies can be used to determine population trends of juvenile salmonids pre and post implementation. Standardized adult spawners surveys can be used to determine if adult upstream passage is taking place.
3) At this point no fish will be used to conduct studies. In the future it will be possible to use groups of fish that are used for outplanting purposes.
Brief schedule of activities
FY 1997: Conduct detailed inventory of culverts that present blockages to fish migration. Conduct an engineering survey of culverts which are deem high priority, based on cost and area of habitat which will be opened up.
FY 1998: Begin rehabilitation, modification, replacement, or conduct new construction of culvert identified during the first years activities.
FY 1999: Continue the construction phase of activities which began in FY 1998.
The primary need for this project is to provide much need tributary spawning opportunities for anadromous fish stocks such as summer and winter steelhead and coho salmon. This project is commensurate with BPA’s goal of achieving enhancement through off-site mitigation and with salmon recovery in the Columbia River and its tributaries.
Summary of expected outcome
An increase in the tributary spawning component of Klickitat River salmonid stocks. An expected outcome of this project would be the physical increase in available habitat for both adult spawners and juvenile rearing.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
The area of consideration is totally within the “Closed-Area” of the Yakama Nation, therefore no state permits will be necessary. Implementation andconstructionn could be effected by adverse field conditions.
Conduct standardized fisheries inventories to determine increased adult spawning activity and increased juvenile rearing populations.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
|(none)||New project - no FY96 data available||1997: 35,000|
* 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 1 - fund
Recommended funding level $35,000