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Project Summary

Project 1985-062-00 - Yakima/Huntsville Screen Evaluation
Project Number:
1985-062-00
Title:
Yakima/Huntsville Screen Evaluation
Summary:
This project is being conducted at up to 26 Phase II fish screening facilities in the Yakima River basin and 1 on the Touchet River, all in Washington.

BPA-Furnished Property or Services

There are no BPA-furnished property or services on this project.

Work to Be Performed

The approach to evaluating Phase II screens includes three tasks; on-site evaluation of operating screens; implementation of a protocol for problem identification, correction, and follow-up, and communication of the findings.

Task I-A, Field Evaluations - During 2006, we will examine up to 26 fish screening facilities in the Yakima River Basin and Touchet River and evaluate their operation using the 3-step approach (Table 1). We will determine if sites are properly equipped to provide safe, efficient fish bypass by reviewing design drawings, operating procedures, and components installed and in use at the facility. We will monitor approach and sweep velocities in front of the screens and in the fish bypass to determine if the facilities meet fish passage criteria. Screen integrity will be monitored by completing "real-time" inspections of sites using underwater video technology. The second and third evaluations may include a reduced number of sites, with emphasis being placed on those that showed some indication of problems during the initial round of evaluations, or that have shown problems later in the season in previous years. Evaluation results will be documented in the annual report that will be placed on electronic networks linked to BPA and PNNL homepages (http://www.bpa.gov/ and http://www.pnl.gov/ecology/Projects/Screen/Reports.htm, respectively).

Task I-B, Problem identification protocol task - We will continue to implement a standardized protocol for identifying, correcting, and following up any problems that may be discovered during our evaluations. As in the past, problems identified in the field will be reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) or U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) screen shop immediately via phone with email confirmation. In addition, problems identified in the office during review of the underwater video tapes and velocity data will be reported to the appropriate O&M staff. We will document problems on a problem-tracking form. We will revisit the site within one to two weeks of being notified that changes have been made to correct the problem to confirm the effictiveness of the changes. Timing of the follow-up evaluation will depend on the time of year, with more rapid follow-ups occurring when anadromous smolts are emigrating. If O&M staff have not responded within one week, a repeat notification will be issued. Response times and effectiveness of repairs/modifications will be included as a separate section in the annual reports. Open lines of communication among cooperating agencies will result in a more rapid response to correct failures or deficiencies.

Task 1-C, Communication of Screens Evaluation information - Evaluation results will be documented in the annual report that will be placed on electronic networks linked to BPA and PNNL homepages (http://www.bpa.gov/ and http://www.pnl.gov/ecology/Projects/Screen/Reports.htm, respectively). Information collected during the evaluation of fish screens in the Yakima Basin is of interest to fisheries and habitat managers within and outside of the Yakima River Basin. One PNNL staff member may attend meetings or workshops to present pertinent information obtained through the performance of this contract.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Govt - Federal)
Starting FY:
1985
Ending FY:
2011
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Yakima 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
RM and E
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Fish
All Anadromous Salmonids
Bass, Largemouth
Bass, Smallmouth
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Freshwater Mussels
Kokanee
Lamprey, Western Brook
OBSOLETE-Carp, Common
OBSOLETE-Catfish
OBSOLETE-Crappie, Black
OBSOLETE-Crappie, White
OBSOLETE-Perch, Yellow
OBSOLETE-Pikeminnow, Northern
OBSOLETE-Trout, Brown
OBSOLETE-Trout, Lake
Trout, Brook
Trout, Bull (threatened)
Trout, Interior Redband
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Yakima River Basin Phase II Fish Screen Facilities

Figure Name: Figure 2.1

Document ID: 00026934-1

Document: Yakima and Touchet River Basins Phase II Fish Screen Evaluation

Page Number: 19

Project: 1985-062-00

Contract: 26934 REL 1

Huntsville Mill Fish Screen Location in the Touchet River Basin

Figure Name: Figure 2.2

Document ID: 00026934-1

Document: Yakima and Touchet River Basins Phase II Fish Screen Evaluation

Page Number: 20

Project: 1985-062-00

Contract: 26934 REL 1

Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter Probe Equipment

Figure Name: Figure 2.3

Document ID: 00026934-1

Document: Yakima and Touchet River Basins Phase II Fish Screen Evaluation

Page Number: 21

Project: 1985-062-00

Contract: 26934 REL 1

Underwater Video System

Figure Name: Figure 2.4

Document ID: 00026934-1

Document: Yakima and Touchet River Basins Phase II Fish Screen Evaluation

Page Number: 22

Project: 1985-062-00

Contract: 26934 REL 1

Sponges Growing on the Snipes-Allen Screen Frame

Figure Name: Figure 3.1

Document ID: 00026934-1

Document: Yakima and Touchet River Basins Phase II Fish Screen Evaluation

Page Number: 28

Project: 1985-062-00

Contract: 26934 REL 1

Fogarty Ditch Screens and Aftbay

Figure Name: Figure 3.11

Document ID: 00026934-1

Document: Yakima and Touchet River Basins Phase II Fish Screen Evaluation

Page Number: 37

Project: 1985-062-00

Contract: 26934 REL 1

Naches-Cowiche Outfall After Protective Blocks Were Installed. The actual outfall pipe is approximately 2 ft below the water surface near the center of the picture.

Figure Name: Figure 3.28

Document ID: 00026934-1

Document: Yakima and Touchet River Basins Phase II Fish Screen Evaluation

Page Number: 49

Project: 1985-062-00

Contract: 26934 REL 1

Screen Edge at Taylor

Figure Name: Figure 3.46

Document ID: 00026934-1

Document: Yakima and Touchet River Basins Phase II Fish Screen Evaluation

Page Number: 60

Project: 1985-062-00

Contract: 26934 REL 1

View of Old Union Forebay, Looking Toward the Bypass. Screens are on the right.

Figure Name: Figure 3.67

Document ID: 00026934-1

Document: Yakima and Touchet River Basins Phase II Fish Screen Evaluation

Page Number: 75

Project: 1985-062-00

Contract: 26934 REL 1

Heavy Debris Accumulation at Gleed in February 2006. Screens are located directly below the gantry in the middle of the photo; the main river is off to the right of the photo. (Photo courtesy of Ray Gilmour, WDFW).

Figure Name: Figure 3.90

Document ID: 00026934-1

Document: Yakima and Touchet River Basins Phase II Fish Screen Evaluation

Page Number: 91

Project: 1985-062-00

Contract: 26934 REL 1


Summary of Budgets

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Expense SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2016 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2017 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2018 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Mar-2017

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

FY2009 0 %
FY2008 0 %
FY2007 0 %
Fiscal Year Cost Share Partner Total Proposed
Contribution
Total Confirmed
Contribution

No Current Contracts




Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):2
Completed:1
On time:1
Status Reports
Completed:14
On time:10
Avg Days Early:2

Earliest Subsequent           Accepted Count of Contract Deliverables
Contract Contract(s) Title Contractor Start End Status Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
652 REL 17 652 REL 28, 26934 REL 1 1985-062-00 YAKIMA SCREEN EVALUATION Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 08/2001 08/2001 Closed 14 12 1 0 0 13 100.00% 0
Project Totals 14 12 1 0 0 13 100.00% 0


Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1985-062-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1985-062-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Evaluation of effectiveness/compliance with NMFS standards of fish screens owned by multiple entities; multiple other entities authorized/required to monitor their fish screens; needs cost share or some other remedy.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1985-062-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1985-062-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1985-062-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1985-062-00 - Yakima/Huntsville Screen Evaluation
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This ongoing project is likely to benefit fish. The need for properly functioning juvenile fish screens is clearly identified. The relationship to other projects and the rationale for this project in the context of past and current fish screening projects are clearly noted. Collaborative effort with screening projects is described.

The project history is described in detail. The proponents have carefully documented results in annual reports. The 2005 annual report showed strong evidence that appropriate data are being collected, well analyzed, and taken seriously. Most screens function properly, but it is clear from the report that PNNL staff are working actively with BOR and WDFW to remedy a few problem spots.

A summary of the number of problems identified, their severity, and the resolution of the problems would strengthen the proposal. Also, a description of how selection of sites will be prioritized would have been useful. The proposal would be improved by more detail on how the target of 25% subsampling was chosen, how the various sites were stratified, and whether or not this subsampling level is a representative sample. The timelines for the work are vague because there is little detail concerning which subbasins will be monitored when, and how prioritization will be made.

The facilities appear appropriate. The key personnel have a long history with this project. Future proposals should specify the proportion of time each person will devote to the project and indicate the timeframe for activities.

In the future the sponsors should provide information that makes it clear that this project is a success in terms of impact on fish. While the description of problems and solutions identified at fish screens are available in annual reports with excellent links provided in the proposal the ISRP would like to have a summary of these activities presented in future proposals.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1985-062-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1985-062-00 - Yakima/Huntsville Screen Evaluation
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund Pending Available Funds
Comments: Tier 2. Fund at a level consistent with ISRP comments during contracting, when funds become available.

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Mickie Chamness (Inactive) Project Lead Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Julie Hughes (Inactive) Administrative Contact Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Jonathan Mccloud Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
David Byrnes (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Genice Madera Administrative Contact Pacific Northwest National Laboratory