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
Yakima Screens - Phase II - O & M
BPA project number 9200900
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Sponsor type WA-State/Local Agency
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98504-1091
BPA technical contact Jodi Stroklund, EWN 503/230-4512
Biological opinion ID None
NWPPC Program number 7.11B.1, 7.11B.3
Provide preventative and major maintenance on Yakima Basin Phase 2 fish screen facilities. project.
Project start year 1993 End year
Start of operation and/or maintenance 1998
Project development phase O & M
9105700: WDFW fabricate Phase 2 fish screens; 9107500: Phase 2 screen civil works construction (B. of Reclamation); 8506200: evaluation of Phase 2 screen operation (Battelle)
Since June 1993, WDFW has performed preventative maintenance and major repairs on the majority of completed Phase 2 fish screen facilities. Currently, WDFW is responsible for 11 sites (FY 96). Remaining sites are Bureau of Reclamation (BR) responsibility. Duties also include acting as BPA's local liaison with the diversion owner. WDFW monitors and verifies diversion owner performed "routine" maintenance subject to reimbursement by BPA and processes claims for payment.
Biological results achieved
Biological evaluation of recently completed Phase 2 fish screens by Battelle (Proj # 8506200) has shown juvenile salmonid survival and guidance rates approaching 100%. Without comprehensive
preventative maintenance, long-term screen performance will decline as will fish survival. The life span of BPA's investment in new screens also depends on a program of regular maintenance.
Annual reports and technical papers
Yakima Basin BPA Phase II Fish Screen O&M, Progress Reports 1 - 5 (#1: 5/93 - 8/93; #2: 9/93 - 12/93; #3: 1/94 - 5/94; #4: 6/94 - 12/94; #5: 1/95 - 6/95)
Specific measureable objectives
Perform operation and preventative maintenance on assigned Phase 2 fish screen facilities in order to preserve facility life span and maintain peak fish protection and guidance efficiency on a long-term basis.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
Optimal long-term juvenile fish protection assumes the design and initial construction provide the best possible fish protection and bypass guidance at the beginning of operation. Given proper design and construction, long-term protection effectiveness is dependent on preserving design specifications through consistent and thorough O&M.
Brief schedule of activities
FY 97: Continue O&M of 11 assigned Phase 2 screen facilities. New assigned sites coming online include Fogarty, Bull, Ellensburg Mill, Clark and Lindsey bringing the total to 16 sites.
Juvenile anadromous salmonid survival is being increased at Yakima Basin irrigation diversions by constructing state-of-the-art fish screen facilities (Proj # 9105700 and # 9107500). However, the improvements in survival and capital facility investments can only be sustained by a commitment to comprehensive and regular O&M. Failure to do so will result in facility deterioration and an increase in fry, fingerling and smolt injury and mortality.
Summary of expected outcome
High initial survival and guidance of juvenile fish at Phase 2 screens can be sustained in the long-
term by implementing regular preventative maintenance.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
The addition of new sites each fiscal year is dependent on completion of fabrication (# 9105700) and civil works construction (# 9107500). WDFW derives the O&M budget based on assumed "online" dates, but delays can result in lower expenditures and carrying over funds to the next fiscal year. WDFW and BR work cooperatively to assure that project objectives are attained with the least cost to BPA.
Monitoring and evaluation of Phase 2 fish screen performance is accomplished by Pacific Northwest Labs (Battelle) under contract with BPA (Proj. # 8506200).
|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 $85,000
BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget) $85,000