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Contract 67282: 2007-396-00 EXP WALLA WALLA BASINWIDE TRIB PASSAGE
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:
67282
Contract Title:
2007-396-00 EXP WALLA WALLA BASINWIDE TRIB PASSAGE
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
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 twelve years after aggressive irrigation efficiency programs and new wells that now allow for at least 27 cfs to be maintained 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.

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 (SAR) using high winter and spring runoff will benefit spring branches and mainstem cold water refugia.

Additional opportunities exist for SAR development where monitoring and modeling has identified groundwater declines and associated river baseflow declines. Funds from this contract and contracts with Oregon Water Enhancement Board and Washington Department of Ecology allow for the continued monitoring that determines the correct placement of these sites that support flows in the Walla Walla River for fish migration and habitat through the recovery of the shallow alluvial aquifer storage and tributary and river base flow recovery.

Timeline: This is expected to be ongoing monitoring as groundwater re-charge is implemented and adaptive management review success each year.
Once monitoring shows that SAR sites are adequately mitigating for losses in the aquifer, additional sites will no longer be needed and monitoring for these purposes can stop.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
11/01/2014
Contract End Date:
10/31/2015
Current Contract Value:
$753,852
Expenditures:
$753,852

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

BPA CO:
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
Jonathan Goodman Bonneville Power Administration Yes Interested Party jdgoodman@bpa.gov (503) 230-4764
Wendy Harris Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council Yes Contract Manager wendy.harris@wwbwc.org (541) 938-2170
Peter Lofy Bonneville Power Administration Yes F&W Approver ptlofy@bpa.gov (503) 230-4193
Amber McMahon Bonneville Power Administration No Contracting Officer almcmahon@bpa.gov (503) 230-3983
Brian Wolcott Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council Yes Supervisor brian.wolcott@wwbwc.org (541) 938-2170
Tracey Yerxa Bonneville Power Administration Yes COTR tyerxa@bpa.gov (503) 230-4738


Viewing of Work Statement Elements

Deliverable Title WSE Sort Letter, Number, Title Start End Complete
All administrative tasks fulfilled with timely quality products B: 119. Admin Oversight for Expense Activities 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Environmental Compliance complete C: 165. Environmental Compliance Documentation for all exp actions 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Final Designs for Upcoming Projects D: 175. Produce Final Designs for Upcoming Projects 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Mud Creek Recharge Site Constructed E: 98. Mud Creek Recharge 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Chuckhole Recharge Site Constructed F: 98. Chuckhole Recharge 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Fruitvale Recharge Site Constructed G: 98. Fruitvale Recharge 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Washington Mud Creek Recharge Site Constructed H: 98. Washington Mud Creek Recharge Project 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Anspach Recharge Expansion Site Constructed I: 98. Anspach Recharge Expansion 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Anspach Recharge Expansion Piping J: 98. Anspach Recharge Pipeline 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Recharge wells installed K: 98. Install Recharge Wells 10/30/2015 10/30/2015
Smith Sill Fish Passage Improvement completed L: 85. Smith Sill Fish Passage Improvement Project 10/31/2015 09/30/2015
Surface Water Data collected for recharge projects and water monitoring M: 157. Collect Surface Water Data for Recharge project and Water monitoring 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Groundwater Data collected for recharge projects and water monitoring N: 157. Collect Groundwater Data for Recharge project and Water monitoring 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Produce accessible, error-checked datasets O: 157. Collect Water Temperature Data for Recharge project and Water monitoring 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Updated WWBWC Database P: 160. Maintain Surface Water Database for Recharge project and Water monitoring 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Maintain Groundwater Database Q: 160. Maintain Groundwater Database for Recharge project and Water monitoring 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Maintain water temperature database R: 160. Maintain Water Temperature Database for Recharge project and Water monitoring 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Results on the success of the Recharge Project, On-farm Efficiency, and Water Management S: 162. Analyze Surface Water Data for Recharge Project 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Results on the success of the Recharge Project, On-farm Efficiency, and Water Management T: 162. Analyze Groundwater Data for Recharge Project 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Results on the success of the Recharge Project, On-farm Efficiency, and Water Management U: 162. Analyze Water Temperature Data for Recharge Project 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Education and Outreach V: 99. Irrigation Efficiency and Aquifer Recharge project 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Annual Progress Report for period 11-1-13 to 10-31-14 W: 132. Annual Progress Report (11-1-13 to10-31-14) 10/31/2015
EC Only - Locust Road Dual Purpose Bulge X: 98. Recharge Facility: Locust Road Dual Purpose Bulge 10/31/2015
White Ditch Piping - Phase II EC Complete Z: 203. White Ditch Piping Phase II 10/31/2015
Youth and Adult Presentations AA: 99. Youth and adult presentations 08/31/2015 08/31/2015
White Ditch Piping - Phase 1, Section 2 complete AB: 203. White Ditch Piping - Phase 1 Section 2 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Nursery Bridge Fish Passage and Habitat Assessment Channel Survey Completed AC: 115. Nursery Bridge Fish Passage & Habitat Assessment Channel Survey 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Eastside fishway diversion and habitat site survey Completed AD: 115. Eastside fishway diversion and habitat site survey 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Gomes and Poe Flow Meters Installed AE: 148. FWUA Flow Meters 09/30/2015 08/03/2015

Viewing of Implementation Metrics
Viewing of Environmental Metrics Customize

Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Chinook (O. tshawytscha) - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
  • 2 instances of WE 203 Install Water Conservation Measure
  • 1 instance of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 1 instance of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 8 instances of WE 98 Other
  • 2 instances of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
  • 1 instance of WE 148 Install Flow Measuring Device
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 2 instances of WE 203 Install Water Conservation Measure
  • 1 instance of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 1 instance of WE 184 Install Fish Passage Structure
  • 8 instances of WE 98 Other
  • 2 instances of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
  • 1 instance of WE 148 Install Flow Measuring Device
Trout, Bull (S. confluentus) (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 203 Install Water Conservation Measure
  • 1 instance of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 8 instances of WE 98 Other
  • 2 instances of WE 115 Produce Inventory or Assessment
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 3 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 3 instances of WE 162 Analyze/Interpret Data
  • 1 instance of WE 148 Install Flow Measuring Device

Sort WE ID WE Title NEPA NOAA USFWS NHPA Has Provisions Inadvertent Discovery Completed
A 185 Periodic Status Reports for BPA 11/01/2014
B 119 Admin Oversight for Expense Activities 11/01/2014
C 165 Environmental Compliance Documentation for all exp actions 11/01/2014
D 175 Produce Final Designs for Upcoming Projects 11/01/2014
E 98 Mud Creek Recharge 05/28/2015
F 98 Chuckhole Recharge 05/28/2015
G 98 Fruitvale Recharge 05/28/2015
H 98 Washington Mud Creek Recharge Project 08/10/2015
I 98 Anspach Recharge Expansion 11/01/2014
J 98 Anspach Recharge Pipeline 05/28/2015
K 98 Install Recharge Wells 05/28/2015
L 85 Smith Sill Fish Passage Improvement Project 08/14/2015
M 157 Collect Surface Water Data for Recharge project and Water monitoring 11/01/2014
N 157 Collect Groundwater Data for Recharge project and Water monitoring 11/01/2014
O 157 Collect Water Temperature Data for Recharge project and Water monitoring 11/01/2014
P 160 Maintain Surface Water Database for Recharge project and Water monitoring 11/01/2014
Q 160 Maintain Groundwater Database for Recharge project and Water monitoring 11/01/2014
R 160 Maintain Water Temperature Database for Recharge project and Water monitoring 11/01/2014
S 162 Analyze Surface Water Data for Recharge Project 11/01/2014
T 162 Analyze Groundwater Data for Recharge Project 11/01/2014
U 162 Analyze Water Temperature Data for Recharge Project 11/01/2014
V 99 Irrigation Efficiency and Aquifer Recharge project 11/01/2014
W 132 Annual Progress Report (11-1-13 to10-31-14) 11/01/2014
X 98 Recharge Facility: Locust Road Dual Purpose Bulge
Y 184 Nursery Bridge Fish Passage - Phase II
Z 203 White Ditch Piping Phase II
AA 99 Youth and adult presentations 11/01/2014
AB 203 White Ditch Piping - Phase 1 Section 2 11/01/2014
AC 115 Nursery Bridge Fish Passage & Habitat Assessment Channel Survey 11/01/2014
AD 115 Eastside fishway diversion and habitat site survey 11/01/2014
AE 148 FWUA Flow Meters 11/01/2014