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
O&M of Yakima Fish Protection, Mitigation & Enhancement Facilities
BPA project number 9503300
Business name of agency, institution or organization requesting funding
Sponsor type ID-Federal Agency
Proposal contact person or principal investigator
|Mailing address||1917 Marsh Rd.
PO Box 1749
Yakima, WA 98907-1749
BPA technical contact Jodi Stroklund, EWN 503/230-4512
Biological opinion ID None
NWPPC Program number 7.11B.1, 7.11B.3, 7.4K.1
This program provides for O&M by Reclamation of BPA owned anadromous fish passage and protective facilities within the Yakima River Basin. Current facilities include numerous irrigation system fish screens and one major adult fish trapping structure.
Project start year 1995 End year 2000
Start of operation and/or maintenance 1995
Project development phase O & M
This project provides for O&M of BPA owned facilities constructed under Project No. 91-075 "Yakima Phase II Screen Construction". O&M tasks are being performed through a cooperative effort between Reclamation and the Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. WDFW is working under Project No. 91-057 "Yakima Phase II Screen Fabrication", and Project No. 92-09 "Yakima-Klickitat Production Project Phase II Fish Screens O&M".
In accordance with the Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act, BPA is funding the design, construction, operation and maintenance of fish protection and enhancement facilities in the Yakima River Basin as part of a program to mitigate impacts to anadromous fish by BPA owned mainstream Columbia River structures. Approximately 60 facilities are planned for construction or modification by the year 1999. Construction has been completed and O&M begun on 13 facilities to date, with 13 more expected to come on-line by the end of 1996. As sites are brought on- line, custody is assigned to Reclamation for operation and maintenance, with BPA reimbursing Reclamation for all costs. Where cost effective or otherwise desirable, Reclamation is transfering specific O&M responsibilities to the Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife.
Biological results achieved
Completed facilities are routinely and effectively preventing fish from entering and thus being lost in dead-end irrigation system waterways.
Annual reports and technical papers
Specific measureable objectives
Increase the numbers of adult anadromous fish returning to spawn in the Yakima River basin by protecting fish through an effective facility operation and maintenance program.
Underlying assumptions or critical constraints
O&M of facilities is being accomplished using contractors such as impacted irrigation districts, and by using Reclamation and Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife personnel and equipment. Reclamation also provides administrative and specialized craft support for tasks assigned to the Washington Dept. of Fish & Wildlife.
Brief schedule of activities
Activities include routine day-to-day monitoring, operation, maintenance, repair, lubrication and adjustment of structures and equipment. It also includes clearing waterborne trash and obstructions, verifying that fish are being protected, and providing site security. Work also includes periodic major overhaul and replacement of site components and structures to assure the long-term integrity of the facilities.
: Protect anadromous fish moving through Yakima River Basin waterways.
Summary of expected outcome
An increase in returning and spawning anadromous fish.
Dependencies/opportunities for cooperation
There are currently 13 BPA owned Yakima River Basin projects under the custody of Reclamation. This may increase to 60 or more sites by the year 1999, depending on the timing and level of construction funding provided by BPA. The actual yearly increase in O&M costs will depend on the rate that these facilities are brought on-line.
Results are being monitored by other agencies and organizations, including the Yakama Indian Nation, Battelle Pacific NW Laboratories, Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife, and National Marine Fisheries Service.
|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 $200,000
BPA 1997 authorized budget (approved start-of-year budget) $190,000