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
Yakima Screens - Phase II - O & M

BPA project number   9200900

Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
WDFW

Sponsor type   WA-State/Local Agency

Proposal contact person or principal investigator
 NameJohn Easterbrooks
 Mailing addressWashington Department of Fish and Wildlife
600 Capitol Way North
Olympia, WA 98504-1091
 Phone509/575-2734

BPA technical contact   Jodi Stroklund, EWN 503/230-4512

Biological opinion ID   None

NWPPC Program number   7.11B.1, 7.11B.3

Short description
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

Section 2. Narrative

Related projects
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)

Project history
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)

Management implications
Not Applicable.

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.

Testable hypothesis
Not Applicable.

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.

Methods
Not Applicable.

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.

Biological need
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.

Critical uncertainties
None

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.

Risks
None

Monitoring activity
Monitoring and evaluation of Phase 2 fish screen performance is accomplished by Pacific Northwest Labs (Battelle) under contract with BPA (Proj. # 8506200).

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
1993: 68,401
1994: 39,716
1995: 94,982
Obligation: 0
Authorized: 75,000
Planned: 75,000
1997: 85,000
1998: 100,000
1999: 100,000
2000: 100,000
2001: 100,000

* 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   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