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
Umatilla Passage O&M
BPA project number 8343600
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Sponsor type ID-Federal Agency
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||U.S. BOR
4610 SW Lake Dr.
Pendleton, OR 97801
BPA technical contact Jay Marcotte, EWN 503/230-6962
Biological opinion ID None
NWPPC Program number 3.1D.1, 7.4I.1
Operate and maintain passage facilities at 6 irrigation diversion sites: Three Mile Dam and WEID Canal screens, Maxwell Canal screens, Westland ladder and canal screens, Feed Canal ladder and canal screens, and Stanfield ladder and canal screens, and Dillion canal screens.
Project start year 1984 End year 2025
Start of operation and/or maintenance 1984
Project development phase Maintenance
Previously funded through USBR/Yakima Project Field Office 1996 separate contract with USBR/Umatilla field office (COTR Ron Morris).
Biological results achieved
Due to responsible operation and maintenance of the six passage facilities and cooperation with ODFW, Umatilla tribal managers and USBR O&M, anadromous fish (adult) returns are at "PAR" or above other tributaries of the Columbia River. Further completion of Umatilla Basin exchange facilities should improve fish returns at an even higher level.
Annual reports and technical papers
Facilities must operate if restoration of salmon is to be successful.
Specific measureable objectives
Operation and maintenance of the six passage/screen facilities to insure and protect current levels of fish returns and production is increasingly expensive. To decrease the level of "trap and haul" and better utilize the facilities as designed, considerable time and effort will be needed. Gravel removal and associated debris problems are also becoming more frequent and expensive due to high flows the last few years.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Brief schedule of activities
Completion of the "Umatilla Basin Project" by 1997 will increase river flows dramatically, and allow accurate regulation of "live" and "storage" water releases year around. This increased management of water resources and "Fish" related activities will also increase O&M at each of the passage/screen sites. Operations will encompass the full 12 months, with respect to the ability of having water available at any time. This means all facilities will be operating properly and efficiently for longer lengths of time and more O&M will be required.
Again, facilities must be kept operational for salmon restoration to be successful.
Summary of expected outcome
All fish facilities (ladders and screens) will be kept operational.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
Cooperative program with BPA/BOR and Umatilla Basin irrigators.
ODFW is monitoring these results, as per agreement, and doing so in cooperation with Umatilla Tribal officials.
|Historic costs||FY 1996 budget data*||Current and future funding needs|
* 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 $421,200
BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget) $653,652