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Contract 65408: 2010-070-00 EXP CHINOOK RIVER ESTUARY RESTORATION
Project Number:
Title:
Lower Columbia River Estuary Scoping & Implementation
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia River Estuary Columbia Estuary 100.00%
Contract Number:
65408
Contract Title:
2010-070-00 EXP CHINOOK RIVER ESTUARY RESTORATION
Contract Continuation:
Previous: Next:
60411: 2010-070-00 EXP CHINOOK RIVER ESTUARY RESTORATION
Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The purpose of the 2014 Chinook Estuary Restoration Project is to build upon previous restoration efforts to restore normative tidal connection between Baker Bay and WDFW-owned lands within the Chinook River Estuary.  In 2013, 201 acres of private agricultural land were purchased to augment existing WDFW Chinook Wildlife Area lands in close proximity to the three tide gates under the State Route 101 bridge. This key acquisition will allow tidal flux to be increased throughout the Chinook Estuary, while avoiding flooding impacts to adjacent private lands.  Fish passage and habitat quality within the Chinook Estuary will be improved by:

1) increasing tidal flux through the SR-101 culverts/tide gates, and
2) removing anthropogenic channel constrictions in remnant natural tidal channels throughout the WDFW-owned portion of the Chinook Estuary.  

The goal of the project is to provide improved habitat conditions for rearing anadromous salmonid juveniles originating from both Chinook and Columbia River populations, as well as to restore adult fish passage into this area.

This is the Construction Phase that will include: removal of channel blockages in Areas A, B, and C and removal of up to 10 additional tidal channel blockage locations; filling of up to two miles of agricultural ditches; and installation of protective measures to prevent private landowner flooding. This construction phase will be limited to April 1, 2014 to November 30, 2014. This construction project, however, will require additional vegetation planting not currently included, and post-construction AEMR that will occur after November 30, 2014.  Those tasks will be added to the MOA Scoping contract scheduled to start September 1. 2014.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
04/01/2014
Contract End Date:
05/31/2016
Current Contract Value:
$997,250
Expenditures:
$997,250

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Oct-2022.

Env. Compliance Lead:
Work Order Task(s):
Contract Type:
Contract (IGC)
Pricing Method:
Cost Reimbursement (CNF)
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Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
WDFW provides relevant information to BPA EC Lead. A: 165. Environmental Compliance Documents 08/31/2015 06/24/2015
Final Chinook Restoration Plan B: 122. Complete Final Chinook Estuary Restoration Plan 08/31/2015 06/19/2015
Public Outreach for the Chinook Estuary Restoration Plan C: 99. Complete public outreach for the Chinook Estuary Restoration Plan 08/31/2015 08/31/2015
Collect WSE data, manage tide gates, analyze Chinook River flow & WSE data & collect precip. data D: 157. Surface water monitoring, data logger analysis, tidegate manipulation, and Ecology flow monitoring 08/31/2015 08/31/2015
Construction of the Chinook Tidal Restoration Project as designed E: 29. Sub-contractor to excavate tidal channel blockages at sites A, B, C & other sites, & fill ag ditches 05/31/2016 10/05/2015
Install fence along new northern WLA boundary F: 40. An estimated 6,250 ft of fencing will be constructed to fence out cattle around the new acquisition 08/31/2015 06/19/2015
Construction Management Complete G: 100. WDFW will hire and manage a sub-contractor to complete project construction 05/31/2016 05/25/2016
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products H: 119. WDFW MOA PM and Assistant will Manage the Chinook Estuary Habitat Construction Project 05/31/2016 05/25/2016
Level 3 AEMR data-- Pre-construction I: 157. Collect PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 08/31/2015 08/31/2015
WDFW Will Attach Chinook Progress Report for contract 60411 in Pisces (1-1-2013 to 3-3-2014) K: 132. Submit Progress Report for contract 60411, covering the period 1-1-2013 to 3-31-2014 08/31/2015 08/31/2015
Chinook Restoration Area Revegetated with Native Trees and Shrubs L: 47. Purchase and Install native plugs, scrubs and trees at Chinook Estuary Restoration Site 05/31/2016 05/25/2016

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) - All Populations
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Lower Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 29 Increase Aquatic and/or Floodplain Complexity
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 100 Construction Management
Chum (Oncorhynchus keta) - Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 100 Construction Management
Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) - Lower Columbia River ESU (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Coho (O. kisutch) - Unspecified Population
  • 1 instance of WE 100 Construction Management
Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - All Populations
  • 2 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Lower Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 100 Construction Management
Lamprey, Pacific (Entosphenus tridentata)
  • 1 instance of WE 40 Install Fence

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 165 Environmental Compliance Documents 04/01/2014
B 122 Complete Final Chinook Estuary Restoration Plan 04/01/2014
C 99 Complete public outreach for the Chinook Estuary Restoration Plan 04/01/2014
D 157 Surface water monitoring, data logger analysis, tidegate manipulation, and Ecology flow monitoring 08/25/2014
E 29 Sub-contractor to excavate tidal channel blockages at sites A, B, C & other sites, & fill ag ditches 04/28/2014
F 40 An estimated 6,250 ft of fencing will be constructed to fence out cattle around the new acquisition 12/08/2014
G 100 WDFW will hire and manage a sub-contractor to complete project construction 04/01/2014
H 119 WDFW MOA PM and Assistant will Manage the Chinook Estuary Habitat Construction Project 04/01/2014
I 157 Collect PRE-Construction AEMR Level 3 data 11/17/2014
J 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 02/01/2014
K 132 Submit Progress Report for contract 60411, covering the period 1-1-2013 to 3-31-2014 04/01/2014
L 47 Purchase and Install native plugs, scrubs and trees at Chinook Estuary Restoration Site 04/01/2014