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Proposal 199601100: Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult Passage Improvements

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Table of Contents
Part 1. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative
Section 2: Project Location
Section 3: Project Species
Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Section 5: Relationship to Other Projects
Section 6: Biological Objectives
Section 7: Work Elements
Section 8: Budget
Section 9: Project Future
Section 10: Documents
Part 2. Reviews
Part 1 of 2. Administration and Budgeting
Section 1: General Administrative Information
Process Information:
Date Proposal Submitted & Finalized Status Form Generator
January 10, 2006 Finalized Brian Zimmerman

Proposal Type: Ongoing
Proposal Number: 199601100
Proposal Name: Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult Passage Improvements
BPA Project Manager: Sarah Branum
Agency, Institution or Organization: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Short Description: Provide safe passage for migrating juvenile and adult salmonids in the Walla Walla Subbasin by constructing and maintaining passage facilities at irrigation diversion dams and canals and other passage barriers.
Information Transfer: This is primarily a construction and operation and maintenance project. No data is generated by the project although technical evaluation reports on new facilities are supplied to BPA. Information related to passage improvements is related through the Walla Walla Fish Passage Operations reports.
 
Project Proposal Contacts
Contact Organization Address Phone/Email Roles Notes
Form Submitter
Brian Zimmerman CTUIR PO Box 638
Pendleton, OR 97801
Ph: 541-276-4109
Fax: [left blank]
Email: brianzimmerman@ctuir.com
Form Submitter
All Assigned Contacts
Julie Burke Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reserva 73239 Confederated Way P.O. Box 638
Pendleton OR 97801
Ph: 541.966.2372
Fax: 541.966.2397
Email: julieburke@ctuir.com
Administrative Contact
Gary James Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Old Mission Highway P.O. Box 638
Pendleton OR 97801
Ph: 541.966.2371
Fax: 541.966.2397
Email: garyjames@ctuir.com
Project Lead
Brian Zimmerman CTUIR PO Box 638
Pendleton, OR 97801
Ph: 541-276-4109
Fax: [left blank]
Email: brianzimmerman@ctuir.com
Form Submitter

Section 2: Project Location
Sponsor Province: Columbia Plateau ARG Province: No Change
Sponsor Subbasin: Walla Walla ARG Subbasin: No Change
Location(s) at which the action will be implemented
Latitude Longitude Waterbody Location Description County/State Subbasin Primary?
Cost share construction projects may occur throughout the Walla Walla Subbasin in both Oregon and Washington , Walla Walla No
460505 1183930 Touchet River Hofer Dam Walla Walla, Washington Walla Walla No
460253 1183325 Walla Walla River Old Lowden Ditch Walla Walla, Washington Walla Walla No
460240 1183052 Walla Walla River Bergevin-Williams Ditch Walla Walla, Washington Walla Walla No

Section 3: Focal Species
Focal Species:
Primary Secondary Additional Species
Chinook All Populations
Steelhead Middle Columbia River ESU
Bull Trout
Pacific Lamprey

Section 4: Past Accomplishments
Past Accomplishments for Each Fiscal Year of This Project
Fiscal Year Accomplishments
2005 Provided cost share funding for design of Gose Street barrier passage improvement on Mill Creek and for Nursery Bridge Dam ladder improvement
2004 Consolidated Milton Ditch into Little Walla Walla River diversion and screening system
2002 Constructed Garden City/Lowden 2 screen and ditch consolidation on the Walla Walla River
2001 1) Cost shared construction of Nursery Bridge Dam fish ladder on the Walla Walla River and 2) new intake screens for City of Walla Walla water supply on Mill Creek 3) Began annual funding for O&M of BPA funded passage facilities in Walla Walla Basin
2000 1) Constructed Little Walla Walla River fish screens, juvenile trap, and fishway 2) Cost shared construction of Smith-Nelson fish screen on the Walla Walla River 3) Completed feasibility study on additional passage needs in the Walla Walla Subbasin
1999 1) Constructed Burlingame Canal juvenile fish screens and bypass on the Walla Walla River 2) Developed preliminary designs for Hofer Dam screens and fishway on the Touchet River
1998 1) Removed Maiden Dam on the lower Touchet River 2)Constructed Burlingame Dam fish ladder on the Walla Walla River.
1997 Removed Marie Dorian Dam on the upper mainstem Walla Walla River

Section 5: Relationships to Other Projects
Other Current Projects Related to this Project (any funding source)
Funding Source Related ID Related Project Title Relationship
BPA 199604601 Walla Walla River Basin Fish H Project provides improved passage for adults and juveniles to and from natural production areas.
BPA 200003300 Walla Walla River Fish Passage Project 200003300 identifies passage improvements to be completed under the proposed project. Project 200003300 also provides technical input on facility designs and operational criteria and monitors operation of facilities after completion.
BPA 200003800 Walla Walla River Hatchery After completion of hatchery, proposed project will provide improved passage for adults and juveniles produced from the facility.
BPA 200003900 Walla Walla River Basin Monito Project provides improved passage for natural adults and juveniles to and from natural production areas.

Section 6: Biological Objectives
Biological Objectives of this Proposed Project
Biological Objective Full Description Associated Subbasin Plan Strategy Page Nos
Provide safe passage Provide safe passage at Old Lowden and Bergevin-Williams diversions by constructing new fish screens. Also provide cost share funding to improve passage at other diversion structures and passage barriers for migrating juvenile and adult salmonids in the Walla Walla Subbasin. Walla Walla Section 7.3.1 - Imminent Threats and Passage Barriers; Obstructions; Fish Diversions/Screens 147-151

Section 7: Work Elements
Work Elements and Associated Biological Objectives
Work Element Name Work Element Title Description Start Date End Date Estimated Budget
01: Install Fish Screen Construct Juvenile Fish Screen Facilities Provide cost share for construction of juvenile fish screens and bypasses. 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $375,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide safe passage
* Does the screen meet NOAA/FSOC specs?: Yes

02: Install Fish Passage Structure Construct Fish Passage Structures Provide cost share funding for construction of fish passage structure 10/1/2006 9/30/2009 $375,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide safe passage
* If installing a ladder, does the ladder meet NOAA specs for attraction flow, pool dimensions, jump height, etc?: Yes

03: Install Fish Screen Construct Fish Screen at Old Lowden Ditch Construct new juvenile fish screens at Old Lowden Ditch 10/1/2007 5/31/2008 $675,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide safe passage
* Does the screen meet NOAA/FSOC specs?: Yes
* Is the screen New or a Replacement?: Replacement
* Quantity of water protected by screening, as determined by what is stated in the water right or calculated based on flow rate: Up to 10,800 af/yr
* Flow rate at the screen diversion allowed by the water right: Seasonal: 8.2-25.4 cfs

04: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Field Evaluations of Old Lowden Screens Evaluate new screens constructed at Old Lowden Ditch to ensure they meet design criteria 6/1/2008 9/30/2008 $20,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide safe passage
Primary R, M, and E Type: Project Implementation/Compliance Monitoring

05: Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Produce Technical Report on Passage Facilities Evaluation Produce technical report of field evaluation findings related to new Old Lowden screens 10/1/2008 12/31/2008 $5,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide safe passage
No Metrics for this Work Element

06: Install Fish Screen Construct Fish Screen at Bergevin-Williams Ditch Construct new juvenile fish screens at Bergevin-Williams Ditch 10/1/2008 5/31/2009 $825,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide safe passage
* Quantity of water protected by screening, as determined by what is stated in the water right or calculated based on flow rate: Up to 7,300 af/yr
* Does the screen meet NOAA/FSOC specs?: Yes
* Is the screen New or a Replacement?: Replacement
* Flow rate at the screen diversion allowed by the water right: Seasonal: 6.2-17.6 cfs

07: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Field Evaluations of Bergevin-Williams Screens Evaluate new screens constructed at Bergevin-Williams Ditch to ensure they meet design criteria 6/1/2009 9/30/2009 $20,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide safe passage
Primary R, M, and E Type: Project Implementation/Compliance Monitoring

08: Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Produce Technical Report on Passage Facilities Evaluation Produce technical report of field evaluation findings related to new Bergevin-Williams screens 9/1/2009 9/30/2009 $5,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide safe passage
No Metrics for this Work Element

09: Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data Field evaluations of Hofer Dam ladder and screens Evaluate new ladder and screens constructed at Hofer Dam to ensure they meet design criteria 6/1/2007 9/30/2007 $20,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide safe passage
Primary R, M, and E Type: Project Implementation/Compliance Monitoring

10: Produce/Submit Scientific Findings Report Produce Technical Report on Passage Facilities Evaluation Produce technical report of findings related to Hofer Dam screens and ladder evaluation 10/1/2007 12/31/2007 $5,000
Biological Objectives Metrics
Provide safe passage
No Metrics for this Work Element


Section 8: Budget

Itemized Estimated Budget
Item Note FY 2007 Cost FY 2008 Cost FY 2009 Cost
Other All fundinding under this project will be subcontracted out so no line item budget is submitted $270,000 $950,000 $1,105,000
Totals $270,000 $950,000 $1,105,000

Total Estimated FY 2007-2009 Budgets
Total Itemized Budget$2,325,000
Total Work Element budget$2,325,000

Cost sharing
Funding Source or Organization Item or Service Provided FY 2007 Est Value ($) FY 2008 Est Value ($) FY 2009 Est Value ($) Cash or in-kind? Status
OWEB or SRSRB Design/construction of passage improvements $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 Cash Under Development
Totals $250,000 $250,000 $250,000

Section 9: Project Future
Project Future Costs and/or Termination
FY 2010 Est Budget FY 2011 Est Budget Comments
$250,000 $250,000 After this budget period it is anticpated that only the cost share fund for additional passage improvement proejcts will continue under this project
Future Operations & Maintenance Costs
O&M costs are associated with the Old Lowden and Bergevin-Williams screen facilities. Annual projected total O&M cost for sites is $100,000
 
Termination Date Comments
Ongoing It is anticpated that the cost share fund portion of this project will continue until all the passage concerns identified in the subbasin plan are corrected
 
Final Deliverables
None

Section 10: Narrative
Document Type Size Date

Part 2 of 2. Reviews of Proposal
Administrative Review Group (ARG) Results
Account Type:
Both Capital and Expense
Location:
Province: No Change
Subbasin: No Change
Primary Focal Species
No Change
ARG Comments:


BPA Capital/Expense Review Results (March 14, 2006) [Download full document]

Initial BPA Capital/Expense Determination (Subject to final review):
Expense tentative - still under review at this time (functional interdependence issues)
Primary Uncertainty for Capitalization: ---


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 Budget
$235,000
FY 2008 Budget
$915,000
FY 2009 Budget
$1,375,000
Total NPCC Rec
$2,525,000
Budget Type:Capital
Budget Category:ProvinceCapital
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: Combine the Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult passage Improvement project (199601100) with Gardena Irrigation Project and Walla Walla Flow. Capital component.


NPCC Final Funding Recommendations (October 23, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 Budget
$37,000
FY 2008 Budget
$37,000
FY 2009 Budget
$37,000
Total NPCC Rec
$111,000
Budget Type:Expense
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Recommendation:Fund
Comments: Combine the Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult passage Improvement project (199601100) with Gardena Irrigation Project and Walla Walla Flow. Expense portion of project. See capital budget for capital component.


NPCC Draft Funding Recommendations (September 15, 2006) [Full NPCC Council Recs]

FY 2007 Budget
$386,666
FY 2008 Budget
$386,666
FY 2009 Budget
$386,666
Total NPCC Rec
$1,159,998
FY 2007 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2008 MSRT Rec
$ 0
FY 2009 MSRT Rec
$ 0
Total MSRT Rec
$ 0
Budget Category:ProvinceExpense
Comments:
NPCC Staff Comments: WA recommendation is to fund as much as possible from capital, and any saved expense funds stays within the Walla Walla subbasin. Combine the Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult passage Improvement project (199601100) with Gardena Irrigation Project and Walla Walla Flow.


Independent Scientific Review Panel Final Review (August 31, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: This is one of three closely linked passage proposals in the Walla Walla subbasin. Most of the proposal is well done. The proposal would be improved by reporting results from the subbasin level M&E project in summary format. The project needs to make the connection to biological data collected in the M&E project. This was a similar concern with previous ISRP reviews, and while there has been some improvement, it should be clear by now that projects must indicate results of past efforts clearly, particularly after 10 years of efforts. The efforts and results must be linked to subbasin plans, and this was not a strong area of the proposal. What data will be collected by other entities to evaluate success (or failure)? What are the key reference points from this data that will affect management decisions?


Independent Scientific Review Panel Preliminary Review (June 2, 2006) [Download full document]

Recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)
NPCC Comments: This is one of three closely linked passage proposals in the Walla Walla subbasin. Most of the proposal is well done. The proposal would be improved by reporting results from the subbasin level M&E project in summary format. The project needs to make the connection to biological data collected in the M&E project. This was a similar concern with previous ISRP reviews, and while there has been some improvement, it should be clear by now that projects must indicate results of past efforts clearly, particularly after 10 years of efforts. The efforts and results must be linked to subbasin plans, and this was not a strong area of the proposal. What data will be collected by other entities to evaluate success (or failure)? What are the key reference points from this data that will affect management decisions?

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