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Contract 54456: 2007-396-00 EXP WALLA WALLA AQUIFER & STREAMFLOW MONITORING
Project Number:
Title:
Walla Walla Basinwide Tributary Passage and Flow
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Walla Walla 100.00%
Contract Number:
54456
Contract Title:
2007-396-00 EXP WALLA WALLA AQUIFER & STREAMFLOW MONITORING
Contract Continuation:
Previous: Next:
49225: 2007-396-00 EXP RESTORE WALLA WALLA RIVER FLOW
  • 59331: 2007-396-00 EXP WALLA WALLA ONGOING AQUIFER & FLOW MONITORING
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
This irrigation efficiency and groundwater recharge project will improve stream flows for the passage and rearing of summer steelhead, spring Chinook, and bull trout in a flow-impaired segment of the Walla Walla River.  The Walla Walla Subbasin Plan’s highest priority project types are those that address imminent threats to ESA listed species, such as dry or low flow stream reaches.  This project will address a Subbasin Plan priority restoration area that provides habitat and also passage to primary upstream spawning grounds.  Irrigation efficiency projects will utilize the Oregon Conserved Water Program to ensure that conserved water is protected as an instream water right.  Shallow aquifer recharge using high winter and spring runoff will benefit spring branches and mainstem cold water refugia.

A three-mile segment of the Walla Walla River near Milton-Freewater, Oregon was dewatered each summer for the last century creating the need for fish rescues.  The rescues have not been necessary the last eleven years after aggressive irrigation efficiency programs and new wells now maintain at least 27 cfs instream throughout the spring and 25 cfs instream throughout the summer.  However, half of these bypass flows are created by an increase in supplemental well use at unsustainable rates.  Additional irrigation conservation practices, combined with winter/spring groundwater recharge, will allow irrigators to reduce their demand on the river, reduce negative impacts to groundwater, and protect the conserved water as instream water rights.

CCR-28009:  This contract is being extended one month to match the start date of the next contract (October 1).
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
09/01/2011
Contract End Date:
10/31/2012
Current Contract Value:
$31,518
Expenditures:
$31,518

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 30-Jun-2024.

BPA COR:
Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Full Name Organization Write Permission Contact Role Email Work Phone
Dawn Boorse Bonneville Power Administration Yes Env. Compliance Lead drboorse@bpa.gov (503) 230-5678
Wendy Harris Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council Yes Contract Manager wendy.harris@wwbwc.org (541) 938-2170
Brenda Heister Bonneville Power Administration Yes Contracting Officer bsheister@bpa.gov (503) 230-3531
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes COR ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Chris Sheets Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council Yes Administrative Contact chris.sheets@wwbwc.org (541) 938-2170
Brian Wolcott Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council Yes Supervisor brian.wolcott@wwbwc.org (541) 938-2170


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Concluded
Environmental Compliance complete B: 165. Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation 10/01/2011 10/01/2011
Project management activities complete, FY12 contract ready C: 119. Admin Oversight for Expense Activities 09/07/2012 09/07/2012
Flow Data from Recharge and Water Monitoring Sites D: 157. Collect Data for Recharge project and Water monitoring 10/31/2012 10/31/2012
Updated WWBWC Database E: 160. Maintain Database for Recharge project and Water monitoring 10/31/2012 10/31/2012
Results on the success of the Recharge Project, On-farm Efficiency, and Water Management F: 162. Analyze Data for Recharge Project 10/31/2012 10/31/2012
Education and Outreach G: 99. Irrigation Efficiency and Aquifer Recharge project 10/31/2012 10/31/2012

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 09/01/2011
B 165 Produce Environmental Compliance Documentation 09/01/2011
C 119 Admin Oversight for Expense Activities 09/01/2011
D 157 Collect Data for Recharge project and Water monitoring 09/13/2011
E 160 Maintain Database for Recharge project and Water monitoring 09/01/2011
F 162 Analyze Data for Recharge Project 09/01/2011
G 99 Irrigation Efficiency and Aquifer Recharge project 09/01/2011
H 132 Reporting will be done under WWBWC's capital contract. 09/01/2011