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
Mann Lake Headgate, Adult Ladder, Juvenile Screen, Lapwai/Sweetwater Creek, Clearwater River Subbasin, Nez Perce Tribe

BPA project number   5521600

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Nez Perce Tribe

Sponsor type   ID-Tribe

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameR. Ed Larson
 Mailing addressNez Perce Tribe
P.0. Box 365
Lapwai, ID 83540
 Phone208/843-7320

BPA technical contact   ,

Biological opinion ID   

NWPPC Program number   

Short description
Mann Lake Headgate, operating since the early 1900's, diverts water from three tributaries of Sweetwater Creek to the Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District (LOID) and provides water to the "Orchards" section, City of Lewiston. Stream habitat above this site receives continuous flow from a spring and several tributaries carrying irrigation water from Soldiers Meadow Reservoir in the Waha Mountains southeast of Lewiston, Idaho. Adult "A" steelhead cannot ascend the face of the low head diversion dam except under high flows that offer limited access over a 12-15 foot lift . Summer diversion often captures all flow above the dam, terminating juvenile downstream migration in Mann Lake.

Project start year   1996    End year   1997

Start of operation and/or maintenance   1997

Project development phase   Planning

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
Maintenance of "A" steelhead runs to upper Sweetwater Creek.Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District water diversion.

Project history

Biological results achieved

Annual reports and technical papers

Management implications
Habitat improvement to allow passage of juveniles and adults.

Specific measureable objectives
Increased steelhead runs through Lapwai Creek and Sweetwater Creek. Prevent extinction of Sweetwater Creek "A" steelhead run.

Testable hypothesis
Adult passage and juvenile passage will improve run size in Lapwai and Sweetwater Creek drainages.

Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Lewiston Orchards Irrigation District will allow installation of juvenile screen and adult pass in conjunction with their low head irrigation diversion dam.

Methods
To be determined

Brief schedule of activities
1996: Coordination with LOID, IDFG, NPT. Planning and predesign and complete report.1997: Construction of adult passage and installation of juvenile screen and diversion.

Biological need
Provide access to spawning grounds and rearing habitat; prevent juvenile loss in irrigation diversion.

Critical uncertainties
Interagency cooperation.

Summary of expected outcome
Increased "A" steelhead runs into Lapwai and Sweetwater creeks.Elimination of juveniles being diverted into Mann's Lake.

Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Cooperative project between LOID, NPT, IDFG.Potential to cost share with LOID.

Risks
Natural calamities, weather conditions, soil conditions beyond control of project.

Monitoring activity
Monitor and maintain adult passage and juvenile screen.Adult and juvenile monitoring by NPT Idaho Salmon Supplementation studies.

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: 30,000

* 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   Snake River

Recommendation    Tier 2 - fund when funds available

Recommended funding level   $30,000