Rescheduling Request for FY 2007, Project 200717000

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Section 1: General Administrative Information
BPA Project Number: 200717000
BPA Contract Number,
Release and Name
(if applicable):
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Jan Brady
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Funding Type: expense
Contact Person
First Name: Brett
Last Name High
Address: 4279 Commerce Circle
City, State Zip: Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
Phone: 208-525-7290
Fax: 208-523-7604

Section 2: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Original Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2007: $107,000
Proposed Budget for Rescheduled Activities FY 2008: $107,000
Explanation or Additional Information: Request Reschedule $107,000 from 08 to 09.

For work element detail, see within year request for project 2007-170-00 dated 9/24/08. It was originally submitted as a within-year, but the actual need is a reschedule of $107,000 from 08 to 09.

Section 3: Financial Information/Budget for Rescheduled Activities
Activity Description Original Start Date Original End Date New Start Date New End Date Condition/Situation Creating the Need to Reschedule Cost What Will Enable the Work to be Achieved Now?

Please explain why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and would jeopardize the project:
Reducing existing scope of project
(i.e., eliminating some activities planned for FY 2008 to accommodate the FY 2007 activities)
The existing scope for the project cannot be reduced because there are multiple stakeholders who have considerable investments into the project as originally outlined. For example, the US Forest Service has conducted a review, submitted the review for public comment, and prepared a finalized NEPA document in order for the Burns Creek weir modification to be performed. Construction at Burns Creek has commenced, but will not be concluded by the end of the 2008 fiscal year. The scope of work related to the modification of the Palisades Creek weir also cannot be reduced for similar reasons. Specifically, we have a contract with the electronic equipment provider who will install the equipment and guarantee its operation. However, similar to Burns Creek, construction at Palisades Creek will not have progressed to the point where the equipment can be installed until the 2009 fiscal year.

As mentioned above, work has commenced on the Burns Creek and Palisades Creek weir modifications, and will overlap into the 2009 fiscal year. Deffering the whole project until a later date is, therefore, not feasible.

Shifting entire schedule
(i.e., deferring some FY 2008 activities to FY 2009 to avoid doubling up on activities this year)
The Burns Creek weir is being modified from its previous design which used picket panels into a design which will be more effective during high spring flows when the weir is operated. This design is a combination fall and velocity barrier which is being built at the current weir site where there is an existing water diversion. Adjacent to the fall/velocity barrier and irrigation water diversion, a fish ladder and trapping facility that will allow the collection of all upstream migrating spawners is being constructed. Due to high spring and summer flows, construction could not begin until August 20, 2008 and is expected to be completed by November 30, 2008. Finalization of the construction is necessary to fulfill the requirement of both the "install fish monitoring equipment" and "remove and/or exclude animals" work elements for the weir at Burns Creek.

The weir at Palisades Creek is similar to Burns Creek. It also was a picket style weir associated with an irrigation diverstion, but does not allow for effective fish trapping during high flows. We are modifying the weir to change it to an electrical barrier. The existing fish ladder and trap will be modified/constructed adjacent to the electrical weir facility to allow collection of all upstream migrating fish diverted by the electrical field. Video camera equipment will be included to allow for continuous recording of fish behavior and effectiveness of the electrical barrier. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game engineering crew were originally tasked with the construction duties for modifications at both Burns and Palisades creeks. Due to high spring and summer flows as mentioned above, construction intiation was delayed more than 1.5 months. With the late start, we now have to hire a private contractor to finish modifications at Palisades Creek weir. Work is scheduled to start mid-October and will be completed by mid-December. Construction completion is required for both the "install fish monitoring equipment" and "remove and/or exclude animals" work elements for the weir at Palisades Creek.

Section 4: Documents Pertaining to this Reschedule
No documents are associated with this request