Within-Year Modification Request Form for FY 2008

 
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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Section 2: Description
Section 3: Related Projects
Section 4: Planning and Design
Section 5: Construction/Implementation
Section 6: Operations and Maintenance
Section 7: Monitoring and Evaluation
Section 8: Total Budget
Section 9: Project Documents
Part 2. Current Status of Modification Request
Part 3. Comments on this Modification Request


Part 1 of 3. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status BOG Meeting Date
June 25, 2008 Finalized July 9, 2008

Modification Type: FY 2008 Within-Year Ongoing
BPA Project Number: 200206100
BPA Project Name: POTLATCH RIVER WATERSHED RESTORATION
COTR/BPA Project Manager: Wynn Avocette
Agency, Institution or Organization Requesting Rescheduling: Latah Soil and Water Conservation District
Funding Type: expense
Project Leader: Kenneth Stinson
Province: Mountain Snake
Subbasin: Clearwater
 
Contact Person
First Name: Kenneth
Last Name Preston
Address: 220 E 5th Street, Rm. 212
City, State Zip: Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: (208) 882-4960 ext. 124
Fax: (208) 883-4239
Email: kpreston@latahsoil.org

Administrative Contacts
Primary Administrative Contact Secondary Administrative Contact:
Name Kenneth Stinson Name Kenneth Preston
Address: 220 E 5th St., Room 212 Address: 220 E 5th Street, Rm. 212
City, State Zip: Moscow, ID 83843 City, State Zip: Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: (208) 882-4960 ext. 118 Phone: (208) 882-4960 ext. 124
Fax: (208) 883-4239 Fax: (208) 883-4239
Email: kstinson@latahsoil.org Email: kpreston@latahsoil.org
Note: Note:

Section 2a: Description (Species Information)
Target Species Oncorhynchus mykiss (steelhead)

Provide explanations as to why the following alternative funding solutions are not feasible and will jeopardize the project:
Reduction in existing scope of project: N/A. No additional funding is being requested. The existing scope of the project will not be reduced. This BOG request seeks approval for the incorporation of additional WE’s which were not proposed in either the original proposal or the 07-09 proposal. Approval of the WE's is required before COTR can approve the FY08 contract beginning 9/1/08. The reason these additional WE's were not originally identified is due to the fact that the Potlatch River Watershed Management Plan (PRWMP) was incomplete prior to January 2008. This project tiers directly off of the PRWMP and its primary goal is to enact habitat improvements identified by the plan. Additionally, the May 2008 MOA with OSC, and recent partnership opportunities with IDFG and USFWS, have identified more specific prioritized habitat needs. The eight WE's which Latah SWCD anticipate listing in FY08-09 are: #'s 27, 29, 30, 33, 84, 181, 184, and 186. See below for already identified locations. The Latah SWCD will continue to look for additional locations via willing landowners for all approved WE's. For examples of several specific projects, see Section 4.
Deferral of existing work elements to later date: N/A.

Section 2b: Description (Location Information)
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Location Description
46 49 3 N 116 28 45 W Corral Creek-Avulsion Reach
46 49 11 N 116 28 52 W Corral Creek-Round Meadow
46 85 98 N 116 30 29 W East Fork Potlatch River
46 44 24 N 116 47 97 W Troy dam on Dutch Flat Creek-Little Bear Creek
46 37 45 N 116 35 41N Pine Creek Bridge

Is this/Are these the same study location(s) that was/were identified in the original proposal? No

Condition/situation creating the need for the modification:
Is the situation the result of a catastrophic event that occurred within the existing location? No
Has a habitat/population/mechanical/structural dilemma developed in the proposed study location since the contract was signed with BPA? No

Section 2c: Description (Work Element Information)
What work elements in the existing proposal does the proposed modification address?
Work Element Work Element Title
WE#29 Increase Instream Habitat Complexity FY08 Corral Creek
WE#30 Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel FY08 Corral Creek
WE#84 Remove/Install Diversion FY08/09 Troy dam; Pine Creek bridge
WE#186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure FY08/09 Troy dam; Pine Creek bridge; East Fork Potlatch River
WE#33 Decommission Road/Relocate Road FY08/09 Corral Creek; Troy dam; Pine creek bridge; East Fork Potlatch River
WE#181 Create, Restore, and/or Enhance Wetland FY08/09 Corral Creek; East Fork Potlatch River
WE#27 Remove Debris FY08/09 Corral Creek; Troy dam; Pine Creek bridge; East Fork Potlatch River
WE#184 Install Fish Passage Structure FY08/09 Troy dam; Pine Creek bridge

Proposed action to achieve the objective(s) Corral Creek and East Fork Potlatch River were listed for both restoration and protection in the Potlatch River Watershed Management Plan (PRWMP). Among the numerous limiting factors listed for those streams were sedimentation and stream/habitat complexity. (Refer to PRWMP chapter 7). Realignment of the streams to their original channels, and the addition of large woody debris will do much to reduce sediments and improve stream/habitat complexity. The Troy dam remnants and the Pine Creek Bridge are barriers to fish migration.

Does not implementing this modification jeopardize the ability to achieve existing biological objectives of this project, as well as other projects? Yes

Explain: Sediment loading in Corral Creek continues as the banks of the current channelized stream erode and slough into the stream during high flow events. The lack of large woody debris in East Fork Potlatch River makes for a sterile environment unsuitable for the survival of anandromous fishes. (Refer to PRWMP for specifics). The Troy dam and Pine Creek Bridge are barriers to fish migration and the subsequent upstream habitats.

Section 2d: Description (BiOp Information)
NMFS and/or FWS Biological Opinion that this funding request addresses Strategy
NMFS &/or USFWS
How proposed actions will address the BiOp
(i.e., substrategy / limiting factor / metric to be achieved)
Habitat Improvement Program 2008 habitat The realignment actions to Corral Creek and the large woody debris action on East Fork Potlatch River will improve stream complexity and provide riparian enhancement for a total of 6.5 miles. The engineering designs for removal of the Troy dam, and the removal and replacement of the Pine Creek bridge will eliminate fish passage barriers and make accessible a combined total of 14.25 miles of stream habitat.

Section 2e: Description (Objectives)
Objectives of this proposed project
Objective
(abbreviation)
Full Description
Sediment reduction Realignments to Corral Creek will allow stream flow to be routed into original channel which is protected by vegetation, and away from 2,415' of eroding areas of sediment contribution from the channelized stream.
Temperature reduction Relevent to Corral Creek. Will allow for vegetative overstory shade and stable, vegetated banks. Original channel will be narrower and deeper which will allow for cooler water temperatures.
Large Woody Debris Relevent to East Fork Potlatch River. Placement of large woody debris will enhance stream habitat and complexity.
Improved passage Corral Creek out-migration, wide, shallow channel will be moved back to the original channel that is meandering, vegetated, and narrower. The Troy dam and Pine Creek bridge are currently barriers to fish migration. Removal of the dam and proper replacement of the bridge, will allow the process to begin which will ultimately open both upstream regions to fish migration.

Section 3: Is This Funding Request Related to Other Projects in the Basin?

Other projects that are related to this request
Project # Project Title/Description Nature of Relationship

Section 4: Estimated Budget for Planning & Design phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Planning & Design
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?
Sediment reduction Realign, Connect, and/or Create Channel Corral Creek Realignment Avulsion Reach Redirect stream flow back to its original channel. Currently, the flow is in a man-made channel that is straight, wide and shallow with heavily eroding banks that are sources of excessive amounts of sediment delivery to the stream. 0.5 miles of sediment delivery sources FY07-FY09 $ 0 Yes
Large Woody Debris Increase Instream Habitat Complexity East Fork Potlatch River Restoration The stream habitat and complexity has been studied and revealed as lacking for the needs of anadromous fish. The addition of large woody debris will do much to improve the stream health and complexity, thereby making the stream environment more conducive to the health, runs, spawning, and survivability of anadromous fish. 6.0 miles of in stream and riparian improvement. FY07-FY09 $ 0 Yes
Improved passage Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Pine Creek bridge Pine Creek bridge has been identified as a barrier to fish migration. Discussions have been held on site with county highway and IDF&G and USFWS and engineering representatives. It is crucial that the engineering and design work be accomplished as soon as possible such that the construction process can be initiated. 9.25 miles of upstream habitat will be made available to fish migration FY08-FY09 $ 0 No
Improved passage Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage Troy dam The remnants of the Troy dam have been identified as a barrier to fish migration. Discussions have been held on site with city and IDF&G and USFWS and engineering representatives. It is crucial that the engineering and design work be accomplished as soon as possible such that the construction process can be initiated. 5 miles of upstream fish habitat will be made available to fish migration. FY08-FY09 $ 0 No

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Planning & Design
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Outyear totals
Planning & Design

Section 5: Estimated Budget for Contruction/Implementation phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Contruction/Implementation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Contruction/Implementation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
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Outyear totals
Contruction/Implementation

Section 6: Estimated Budget for Operations & Maintenance phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Operations & Maintenance
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Operations & Maintenance
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Operations & Maintenance

Section 7: Estimated Budget for Monitoring & Evaluation phase for this request (request amount only)

Work element-based estimated budget
Monitoring & Evaluation
Objective Work Element Work Element Title Work Element Description Description of Metrics Task Duration
in FYs
Estimated Budget Subcontractor?

Outyear work element-based estimated 2009 - 2012 budget for this proposal
Monitoring & Evaluation
Work Element Work Element Outyear Description Starting FY
numbers only
Ending FY
numbers only
Estimated cost

Outyear totals
Monitoring & Evaluation

Section 8: Total Budget Modification Request

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2008 Cost

Total Estimated Budget Modification
Total FY 2008 budget modification $ 0
Total FY 2008 budget for this project, including modification request $ 0

Outyear Budget Totals
Not applicable

Cost sharing associated with this modification
Organization Item or Service Provided Amount ($) Cash or in-kind?

Section 9: Narrative, Maps and Project Documents
No documents are associated with this request

Part 2 of 3. Current Status of Modification Request
Meeting Date Status Record Entry Date Decision Group Adjustment Category Urgency Status Budget Impact Reconsider Date
7/9/2008  6/25/2008  NA      Submitted  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
   
7/9/2008  7/9/2008  BOG  Scope  CAT-5: Other  Under BOG Review  $ 0  11/20/2008 
Decision Comments Next Steps
Need to look at connection to Idaho Accords and ISRP Review for the scope change.  This request would receive a decision in November. 
7/9/2008  11/24/2008  BPA  Scope    Under NPCC Staff Review  $ 0   
Decision Comments Next Steps
This project was discussed at the November 18-19 council meeting. The project will move forward to ISRP review.   

Part 3 of 3. Comments on this Modification Request
There are no comments on this proposed modification.