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Contract 68237: 1994-042-00 EXP TROUT CREEK OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
Project Number:
Title:
Trout Creek Operations and Maintenance (O&M)
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Deschutes 100.00%
Contract Number:
68237
Contract Title:
1994-042-00 EXP TROUT CREEK OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
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Contract Status:
Closed
Contract Description:
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Trout Creek habitat restoration project is an ongoing habitat restoration project.  The biological goal of the project to increase the out-migrant population to an average of 100,000 smolts of Endanaged Species Act (ESA) listed Distinct Population Segment (DPS) Mid-Columbia River Summer Steelhead per year as estimated at the ODFW operated and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) funded out-migrant trap located on Trout Creek at river mile 3.2.  To accomplish this goal this project has undertaken several ambitious projects and is continuing to develop additional restoration projects within the Trout Creek Watershed.  Projects have been, and continue to be, accomplished by forging partnerships with other agencies and working with willing private and public landowners to develop habitat restoration plans that will result in the long term enhancement of the watershed.  The tasks below give an idea of the issues addressed in and indicate the scope of the project actions undertaken to reach the projects ambitious goal.  

1) Enhance Riparian Habitat -

Results to date: This project has 54 stream miles protected from livestock grazing and 4554 acres of riparian exclosure that are maintained by ODFW.  Partnership with JCSWCD and NRCS and FSA has resulted in over 14 stream miles protected from livestock grazing and ~411 acres of riparian exclosure.  This project has also planted over 74,000 trees and shrubs (FSA CREP).  Currently there are 2.15 stream miles of lower Mainstem Trout Creek currently under exclosure negotiation.

Summary:  In the 700 square mile Trout Creek watershed there are approximately 120 miles of fish bearing streams.  Of these fish bearing streams 52% are within riparian exclosures and 11% are within inaccessible canyons.  

Work to complete: Continue to maintain, monitor, and document habitat changes within existing ODFW exclosures and within channel realignment projects.  Continue work with private landowners to develop projects that will enhance riparian habitat.  Continue to develop partnerships with other agencies to facilitate funding sources and programs that will result in improved riparian habitat.  Utilize monitoring and evaluation results to refine projects and to provide information on fishery response to actions.  Additionally use monitoring and evaluation data to assist in the negotiation for additional restoration projects with private landowners.

2) Enhance Instream and Floodplain Habitat -  

Results to date:  Planned, acquired funding, designed, and constructed a instream and riparian habitat restoration project on 10 stream miles.  Along the 10 miles of restoration there has been over one mile of stream length added, an average flood prone width increase of over 175%, over 4,400 pounds of native grass and forb seed and over 70,000 trees and shrubs planted, 9.5 surface acres of wetland created, and over 250 acres enrolled into the CREP program.  This projects' monitoring and evaluation program and the resulting data stream has served to initiate a two mile stream restoration project on the Mainstem of Trout Creek in an area where is was assumed there was no steelhead spawning or rearing.  Within the forested areas of the basin several hundred habitat boulders and LWD pieces have been placed instream.  

Summary:  In the Trout Creek Watershed there are approximately 120 miles of fish bearing streams.  Of these fish bearing streams approximately 29 miles of stream were altered by channel straightening and/or changeling.  To date 41% of altered streams will be restored.  

Work to complete:  Continue to work with private landowners to develop restoration plans that will enhance instream and floodplain habitat on the remaining 17 miles of altered habitat.  Continue monitoring and evaluation of physical habitat and biological components to assess success of project work and document physical and biological response to actions.  Utilize monitoring and evaluation results to refine projects and to provide information on fishery response to actions.  Continue to gather and use biological and physical habitat data to assist in shaping future restoration projects.  

3) Enhance Irrigation Efficiency to Promote Additional Stream Flow -  

Results to date:  This project has replaced three gravel push up dams with removable stop log structures complete with fish passage devices.  Additionally, this project has assisted the JCSWCD to implement several water efficiency projects.  These projects have removed eight gravel push up dams and replaced 1.81 miles of open ditch with pipe and a conversion of flood irrigation to sprinklers.  In addition all points of diversion in the basin have fish screening devices (currently maintained by Federal Mitchell act funds).

Summary:  With the effort from several agencies all points of water diversion have been screened.  A total of 16 gravel push up dams have been eliminated and 7.83 miles of open ditch have been eliminated and/or placed in pipe.  

Work to complete:  Continue work with private landowners to remove the need for the last two remaining gravel push up dams.  Continue to develop partnerships with other agencies to facilitate funding sources and programs that will result in improved irrigation efficiencies.  Mitchell finds are scheduled to be eliminated in near future.  Monitor this funding source and assure that fish screens are maintained.

The work proposed in this Scope of Work is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Trout Creek Watershed Assessment of 2003, the draft for the south-east sub-unit of the Deschutes Subbasin Plan (DSP) of 2004 the objectives of RPA's 150 and 153 of the 2000 FCRPS Biological Opinion, the Trout Creek mitigation recommendations of the FERC Relicensing Agreement for the Pelton Round Butte Hydroelectric Project, and the habitat improvement agreements established between ODFW, JCSWCD and individual landowners in Trout Creek.  In addition, these actions are in compliance with the requirements established by the ISRP in their comments in the 2001 Provincial Review (i.e. justify additional work via the watershed assessment and subbasin plans).

Work Elements and milestone performance is subject to ongoing BPA funding limitations.  Additional funding options have been, and continue to be, explored.  However, unless current funding level is raised there will be severe limitations in the performance of  Work Elements and attainment of milestones.
Account Type(s):
Expense
Contract Start Date:
02/01/2015
Contract End Date:
09/30/2016
Current Contract Value:
$400,358
Expenditures:
$400,358

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Mar-2021.

BPA CO:
BPA COTR:
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
NEPA Compliance Requirements Complete For Habitat Restoration Projects To Be Implemented B: 165. Obtain Environmental Compliance 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Manage & Administer Project C: 119. Manage & Administer Project 09/30/2016 09/29/2016
Viable Restoration Projects Developed To Assist In The Attainment Of Project Goal D: 114. Habitat Restoration Project Development 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Remove Noxious Weeds & Revegetate project areas within Trout Creek E: 47. Revegetate Exclosure Area Within The Trout Creek Project Area 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Co-develop Specifications Trout Creek berm removal and channel alignment work. G: 175. Co-Develop Design Specifications For Trout Creek Berm removal and Little Trout habitat project. 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Replacement Of Undersized & Semi-Functional Culverts In The Upper Trout Creek Basin H: 38. Replace Undersized Culverts In Upper Trout Creek Basin 10/31/2015 10/31/2015
Monitor Trout Creek Basin Riparian Exclosures I: 26. Monitor Exclosures 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Maintained Fences & Water Gaps J: 186. Maintain Riparian Corridor Fence 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Maintained Instream and Floodplain Structures K: 186. Maintain Instream and Floodplain Structures 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Repaired/Maintained Off Channel Water Development Sites L: 186. Repair/Maintain Off Channel Water Development Sites 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Basin Wide Redd Counts M: 157. Adult Redd Counts 10/01/2015 10/01/2015
Technical Assistance Provided N: 122. Provide Technical Assistance & Input 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Monitor past channel realignment instream design work and floodplain shaping actions. O: 157. Monitor past channel realignment and floodplain restoration work to refine future designs 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Stream Water Temperature Monitored P: 157. Monitor Stream Water Temperature In The Trout Creek Basin 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Data Captured In Two Data Bases (One For Adults & One For Juveniles) Q: 157. Monitor Smolt Production & Adult Escapement 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Exclude Hatchery Summer Steelhead From Wild Trout Creek Summer Steelhead Stock R: 190. Remove/Exclude Hatchery Summer Steelhead 06/30/2015 06/30/2015
Summer Steelhead Smolts PIT Tagged S: 158. PIT Tag Out-Migrant Summer Steelhead Smolts 09/30/2015 08/19/2015
PIT Tag Data Submitted To PTAGIS T: 159. Submit & Acquire PIT Tag Data To/From PTAGIS 06/30/2015 06/01/2015
ESA Listed Mid Columbia Summer Steelhead Monitored U: 162. Analyze Adult Summer Steelhead Escapement & Summer Steelhead Smolt Out-Migrant Estimates 01/31/2016 01/31/2016
Final annual report for calendar year 2014 V: 132. Produce Annual For 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2014 09/30/2015 09/30/2015

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Primary Focal Species Work Statement Elements
Steelhead (O. mykiss) - Middle Columbia River DPS (Threatened)
  • 1 instance of WE 190 Remove, Exclude and/or Relocate Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 26 Investigate Trespass
  • 3 instances of WE 186 Operate and Maintain Habitat/Passage/Structure
  • 1 instance of WE 38 Improve Road for Instream Habitat Benefits
  • 1 instance of WE 47 Plant Vegetation
  • 1 instance of WE 85 Remove/Breach Fish Passage Barrier
  • 1 instance of WE 114 Identify and Select Projects
  • 1 instance of WE 122 Provide Technical Review and Recommendation
  • 1 instance of WE 175 Produce Design
  • 4 instances of WE 157 Collect/Generate/Validate Field and Lab Data
  • 1 instance of WE 158 Mark/Tag Animals
  • 1 instance of WE 159 Transfer/Consolidate Regionally Standardized 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 02/01/2015
B 165 Obtain Environmental Compliance 02/01/2015
C 119 Manage & Administer Project 02/01/2015
D 114 Habitat Restoration Project Development 02/01/2015
E 47 Revegetate Exclosure Area Within The Trout Creek Project Area 02/01/2015
F 85 Replace Undersized Culverts In Upper Trout Creek Basin 02/01/2015
G 175 Co-Develop Design Specifications For Trout Creek Berm removal and Little Trout habitat project. 02/01/2015
H 38 Replace Undersized Culverts In Upper Trout Creek Basin 02/01/2015
I 26 Monitor Exclosures 02/01/2015
J 186 Maintain Riparian Corridor Fence 02/01/2015
K 186 Maintain Instream and Floodplain Structures 02/01/2015
L 186 Repair/Maintain Off Channel Water Development Sites 02/01/2015
M 157 Adult Redd Counts 02/01/2015
N 122 Provide Technical Assistance & Input 02/01/2015
O 157 Monitor past channel realignment and floodplain restoration work to refine future designs 02/01/2015
P 157 Monitor Stream Water Temperature In The Trout Creek Basin 02/01/2015
Q 157 Monitor Smolt Production & Adult Escapement 02/01/2015
R 190 Remove/Exclude Hatchery Summer Steelhead 02/01/2015
S 158 PIT Tag Out-Migrant Summer Steelhead Smolts 02/01/2015
T 159 Submit & Acquire PIT Tag Data To/From PTAGIS 02/01/2015
U 162 Analyze Adult Summer Steelhead Escapement & Summer Steelhead Smolt Out-Migrant Estimates 02/01/2015
V 132 Produce Annual For 1/1/2014 to 12/31/2014 02/01/2015