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Project Summary

Project 1997-013-35 - Klickitat River Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for Hatcheries and Acclimation Sites-Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP)
Project Number:
1997-013-35
Title:
Klickitat River Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for Hatcheries and Acclimation Sites-Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP)
Summary:
The Klickitat River Operations and Maintenance (K-O&M) Project serves as the project to fund staff and support O&M of existing and new YKFP infrastructure developed per the Klickitat River Anadromous Fisheries Master Plan (KMP). As facilities come online the K-O&M project will be modified to include need. Funding under K-O&M will include, but it not limited to O&M for the following Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP) Facilities in the Klickitat Subbasin:

Castile Falls Enumeration Facility
Lyle Falls Fishway & Monitoring Facility
Klickitat Field Office
*Klickitat Hatchery
*Wahkiacus Hatchery & Acclimation Facility
*McCreedy Creek Steelhead Acclimation Facility

*Construction sequencing and scale based on KMP, EIS/ROD determination (Est. June 2011), and YN BPA Accord MOA. Consultation between YN and BPA regarding O&M funding allocation with existing NOAA Mitchell Act funds will be determined in advance of new YKFP facilities coming online.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Yakama Confederated Tribes (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2006
Ending FY:
2032
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Gorge Klickitat 100.00%
Purpose:
Artificial Production
Emphasis:
Supplementation
Focal Species:
Chinook - All Populations
Chinook - Mid-Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Spring ESU
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
Coho - Unspecified Population
Lamprey, Pacific
Steelhead - Middle Columbia River DPS
Trout, Bull
Trout, Rainbow
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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Summary of Budgets

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Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2023 - FY2025)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2023 Expense $894,546 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Yakama Tribe (YN) 2023-2025 Accord Extension 09/30/2022
FY2024 Expense $916,910 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Yakama Tribe (YN) 2023-2025 Accord Extension 09/30/2022
FY2025 Expense $939,832 From: Fish Accord - LRT - Yakama Yakama Tribe (YN) 2023-2025 Accord Extension 09/30/2022

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2024   DRAFT
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
There are no project cost share contributions to show.
Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014 $13,202 3%
2013
2012 $16,717 8%
2011
2010
2009 $860,090 100%

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Closed, Complete, History, Issued.
* "Total Contracted Amount" column includes contracted amount from both capital and expense components of the contract.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Total Contracted Amount Dates
53886 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT RIVER OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE Closed $93,555 4/1/2011 - 3/31/2012
56662 REL 7 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT RIVER OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE (O&M) Closed $202,798 4/1/2012 - 3/31/2013
BPA-007484 Bonneville Power Administration Utility Costs Active $3,354 10/1/2012 - 9/30/2013
56662 REL 28 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP YKFP KLICKITAT RIVER OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE Closed $353,736 4/1/2013 - 3/31/2014
BPA-007772 Bonneville Power Administration FY 14 Utility Cost Active $9,762 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2014
56662 REL 59 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP YKFP KLICKITAT RIVER OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE Closed $368,742 4/1/2014 - 6/30/2015
BPA-009146 Bonneville Power Administration FY15 Utility Costs Active $10,116 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2015
56662 REL 89 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT RIVER OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE Closed $886,591 4/1/2015 - 3/31/2017
BPA-009165 Bonneville Power Administration FY16 Utility Costs Active $9,902 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2016
56662 REL 117 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP LYLE FALLS SHOP FISHWAY MAINTENANCE Closed $0 9/15/2016 - 9/14/2018
BPA-009166 Bonneville Power Administration FY17 Utility Costs Active $9,163 10/1/2016 - 9/30/2017
56662 REL 129 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT RIVER O&M Closed $370,506 4/1/2017 - 3/31/2018
77273 SOW Klickitat County PUD No 1 199701335 FY 18 Meter 69498775 Closed $10,073 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
BPA-010764 Bonneville Power Administration FY18 expenditures Active $2,751 10/1/2017 - 9/30/2018
56662 REL 156 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT RIVER O&M Closed $330,091 4/1/2018 - 3/31/2019
56662 REL 167 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT RIVER O&M - SHOP CONSTRUCTION Closed $459,072 7/1/2018 - 10/31/2019
80395 SOW Klickitat County PUD No 1 FY19 Meter 69498775 Closed $9,822 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019
56662 REL 184 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT RIVER O&M Closed $414,647 4/1/2019 - 3/31/2020
83433 SOW Klickitat County PUD No 1 1997-013-35 FY20 METER 6948775 Closed $8,381 10/1/2019 - 9/30/2021
56662 REL 205 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT RIVER O&M Closed $390,367 4/1/2020 - 3/31/2021
86238 SOW Klickitat County PUD No 1 1997-013-35 FY21 METER 6948775 Closed $9,998 10/1/2020 - 9/30/2021
56662 REL 233 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT RIVER O&M Issued $817,794 4/1/2021 - 3/31/2022
88744 SOW Klickitat County PUD No 1 1997-013-35 FY22 METER 20583 Closed $8,643 10/1/2021 - 9/30/2022
56662 REL 258 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT FACILITIES O&M Issued $894,546 4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023
91104 SOW Klickitat County PUD No 1 1997-013-35 FY23 METER 20583 Closed $11,097 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2023
56662 REL 285 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT RIVER O&M Issued $873,296 4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024
93525 SOW Klickitat County PUD No 1 1997-013-35 FY24 METER 20583 Issued $21,250 10/1/2023 - 9/30/2024
56662 REL 311 SOW Yakama Confederated Tribes 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT FACILITIES O&M - LYLE & CASTILE Signature $874,410 4/1/2024 - 3/31/2025



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):24
Completed:14
On time:14
Status Reports
Completed:66
On time:19
Avg Days Late:17

                Count of Contract Deliverables
Earliest Contract Subsequent Contracts Title Contractor Earliest Start Latest End Latest Status Accepted Reports Complete Green Yellow Red Total % Green and Complete Canceled
53886 56662 REL 7, 56662 REL 28, 56662 REL 59, 56662 REL 89, 56662 REL 129, 56662 REL 156, 56662 REL 184, 56662 REL 205, 56662 REL 233, 56662 REL 258, 56662 REL 285, 56662 REL 311 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT FACILITIES O&M - LYLE & CASTILE Yakama Confederated Tribes 04/01/2011 03/31/2025 Signature 51 106 8 0 22 136 83.82% 3
BPA-7484 Utility Costs Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2012 09/30/2013 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-7772 FY 14 Utility Cost Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2013 09/30/2014 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-9146 FY15 Utility Costs Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2014 09/30/2015 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-9165 FY16 Utility Costs Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2015 09/30/2016 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
56662 REL 117 56662 REL 167 1997-013-35 EXP KLICKITAT RIVER O&M - SHOP CONSTRUCTION Yakama Confederated Tribes 09/15/2016 10/31/2019 Closed 14 9 0 0 2 11 81.82% 2
BPA-9166 FY17 Utility Costs Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2016 09/30/2017 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BPA-10764 FY18 expenditures Bonneville Power Administration 10/01/2017 09/30/2018 Active 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Project Totals 65 115 8 0 24 147 83.67% 5


The table content is updated frequently and thus contains more recent information than what was in the original proposal reviewed by ISRP and Council.

Review: 2022 Anadromous Fish Habitat & Hatchery Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1997-013-35-NPCC-20230310
Project: 1997-013-35 - Klickitat River Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for Hatcheries and Acclimation Sites-Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP)
Review: 2022 Anadromous Fish Habitat & Hatchery Review
Approved Date: 4/15/2022
Recommendation: Implement
Comments: Bonneville and Sponsor to consider review remarks in project documentation. This project supports hatchery mitigation authorized under the Mitchell Act for the Klickitat River Spring Chinook Master Plan (also see Project #1995-063-35). See Policy Issues I.b., II.a. and II.b. and III.a.

[Background: See https://www.nwcouncil.org/2021-2022-anadromous-habitat-and-hatchery-review/]

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1997-013-35-ISRP-20230308
Project: 1997-013-35 - Klickitat River Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for Hatcheries and Acclimation Sites-Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP)
Review: 2022 Anadromous Fish Habitat & Hatchery Review
Completed Date: 3/14/2023
Final Round ISRP Date: 2/10/2022
Final Round ISRP Rating: Not Applicable
Final Round ISRP Comment:

The Klickitat River Operations and Maintenance (K-O&M) Project serves as the project to fund staff and support O&M of existing and new YKFP infrastructure developed per the Klickitat River Anadromous Fisheries Master Plan (KMP). Facilities include the Castile Falls Enumeration Facility, the Lyle Falls Fishway & Research Facility, and the Klickitat Field Office & Maintenance Shop.

This project primarily involves salary support, facility maintenance, and permitting requirements. There is no science or monitoring of hatchery operations by this specific project, so the ISRP found the project title to be somewhat misleading. The title would be clearer if it included the words "Facility Operations and Maintenance."

Hatchery operations and monitoring are reportedly covered by Mitchell Act funding rather than BPA funding. BPA Project 199506335 (YKFP Klickitat Subbasin M&E) and BPA Project 1997701325 (Yakima River O&M) did not address hatchery operations and monitoring in the Klickitat Basin, so there was no opportunity for the ISRP to review hatchery operations in the Klickitat watershed. However, the ISRP recently reviewed hatchery operations as part of the hatchery Master Plan review (ISRP 2018-4, ISRP 2018-10). The ISRP anticipates that the YN is addressing issues raised by ISRP 2018-4 and ISRP 2018-10, including:

  1. Provide performance standards to enable assessment of in-hatchery performance, fish health, the proportion tagged, tag retention probability, and the proportion of smolts that mature as mini-jacks. Performance standards are a key component of an adaptive management process. 

  2. Describe how minijack abundance will be estimated in the three hatchery lines (H1, H2, and N1). 

  3. Expand the description of the adaptive management process to include a longer than annual cycle of review (perhaps at 5-year intervals) through which managers will formally consider making major changes to the program.

Q1: Clearly defined objectives and outcomes

The Klickitat River Operations and Maintenance (K-O&M) Project funds staff and supports O&M of existing and new YKFP infrastructure developed per the Klickitat River Anadromous Fisheries Master Plan (KMP). Facilities include the Castile Falls Enumeration Facility, the Lyle Falls Fishway and Research Facility, and the Klickitat Field Office and Maintenance Shop.

The proposal provides a list of objectives. This project primarily involves support for salaries, facility maintenance, and permitting requirements. There is no science or monitoring.

In future proposals, the ISRP recommends that the proponents recast the project objectives in the requested SMART Objective format: (1) Specific and clearly defined, (2) Measurable (quantifiable), 3) Achievable and testable, (4) Relevant and applicable to the Program with benefits to fish and wildlife, and (5) Time-bound with clear milestones and end dates. As is, the objectives lack measurable expected outcomes (e.g., number of training sessions to be held in the contract period, number of visits to screened intakes) and timelines (e.g., annual frequency of maintenance activities). These are important aspects to describe so the adequacy of methods and project performance can be assessed.

Q2: Methods

To effectively operate and maintain Klickitat subbasin BPA-funded facilities, the Klickitat O&M staff has developed seasonal maintenance schedules to ensure data collection is maintained through the Klickitat M&E Project 199506325. Details regarding methods and effort used to maintain the facilities are not provided.

Q3: Provisions for M&E

Klickitat O&M has reportedly evaluated all existing facilities and has made modifications that have made them more robust, easier to use, and less prone to down time. Klickitat O&M also does outreach in coordination with other YKFP staff to allow groups such as schools and outside fisheries professionals to tour the facilities.

The project uses the evaluation methodology in BPA’s (1996) final EIS, as do most projects proposed by the Yakama Nation, but no project-specific examples are described by the proponents to explain how they have used this process in practice.

Q4: Results – benefits to fish and wildlife

The Klickitat Operations and Maintenance Program was developed to operate, maintain, repair all BPA supported facilities in the Klickitat Basin after the capital construction of the Lyle Falls Fishway and the Castile Falls Fish Enumeration Facility was complete. Additionally, Klickitat O&M staff provide logistical and technical support to other BPA-funded programs in the basin. This is intended to maximize time for the facilities to operate, keep the equipment in good working order, and support construction and technical components of other programs.

Documentation Links:
Review: RME / AP Category Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1997-013-35-NPCC-20110502
Project: 1997-013-35 - Klickitat River Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for Hatcheries and Acclimation Sites-Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP)
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal: RMECAT-1997-013-35
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 6/10/2011
Recommendation: Under Review
Comments: Implement per August 13, 2008 Council decision document through Step Review process with condition: Implementation subject to outcome of a regional hatchery effects evaluation process described in programmatic recommendation #4.
Publish Date: 09/08/2011 BPA Response: Agree
BPA agrees to implement through Step Review process.
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: RMECAT #4 Hatchery Effectiveness—subject to regional hatchery effects evaluation process
BPA Response to Council Condition #1: <no comment>

2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Assessment

Assessment Number: 1997-013-35-BIOP-20101105
Project Number: 1997-013-35
Review: RME / AP Category Review
Proposal Number: RMECAT-1997-013-35
Completed Date: None
2008 FCRPS BiOp Workgroup Rating: Supports 2008 FCRPS BiOp
Comments: BiOp Workgroup Comments: No BiOp Workgroup comments

The BiOp RM&E Workgroups made the following determinations regarding the proposal's ability or need to support BiOp Research, Monitoring and Evaluation (RME) RPAs. If you have questions regarding these RPA association conclusions, please contact your BPA COTR and they will help clarify, or they will arrange further discussion with the appropriate RM&E Workgroup Leads. BiOp RPA associations for the proposed work are: ( )
All Questionable RPA Associations ( ) and
All Deleted RPA Associations ( )
Proponent Response:

Run

Total Number

Strategy

Origin

100% Marked?

Contract for Marking?

Spring Chinook

600,000

spawned/reared 

Klickitat Hatchery 

Y

WDFW

Coho

1,000,000

fertilized eggs

Lewis Hatchery 

Y

WDFW

Coho

2,500,000

direct plant smolts

Washougal

Y

WDFW

Steelhead

120,000

direct plant  

Skamania Hatchery

Y

WDFW

Fall Chinook

4,000,000

fertilized eggs

Little White Salmon NFH

N

WDFW (for portion that is marked)

Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 1997-013-35-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1997-013-35 - Klickitat River Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for Hatcheries and Acclimation Sites-Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP)
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Dependent upon step review. See project 198811535.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 1997-013-35-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1997-013-35 - Klickitat River Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for Hatcheries and Acclimation Sites-Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project (YKFP)
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria - In Part (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
Fundable in Part to complete the Step One review including revision of the Master Plan to reflect due consideration of other alternatives.

Funding is qualified, in that the completed Master Plan needs to include a "no artificial production" alternative modeled to achieve the plan's objectives for steelhead and spring Chinook in the upper Klickitat subbasin. Modeling should provide some type of evidence (model, habitat data, EDT modeling, etc.) that shows the likelihood of achieving upper Klickitat basin objectives with and without supplementation. Modeling should evaluate the potential of a passive natural rebuilding approach over an appropriate response period, perhaps 10-12 years (~ 3 generations), that if not successful could retrigger consideration of the hatchery supplementation program proposed. A habitat-based model might predict the numbers of wild recruits necessary to fully seed the upper part of the watershed - even EDT could do that and would therefore indicate whether supplementation is needed to achieve the upper basin objectives.

The ISRP is supportive of the Master Plan's vision of separating lower river fall Chinook and coho hatchery and harvest operations from the upper river rebuilding objectives for steelhead and spring Chinook. This component of Klickitat subbasin anadromous fish management activity is for fish rearing. A portion of the fish rearing is for reduced numbers of coho and fall Chinook to be reared at the Wahkiacus facility and released lower in the subbasin than they now are. It is hoped that this will reduce any deleterious ecological interactions between released hatchery fish and natural steelhead and spring Chinook. The ISRP noted that this would require a rigorous monitoring program. The sponsor referred the ISRP to the general response for proposal 198811535. The ISRP will need to evaluate this dimension of the program in the Master Plan M&E.
Documentation Links:

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 1997-013-35-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1997-013-35
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 3 - Does not appear reasonable
Comment: O&M at Wahkiacus; this appears to be a Mitchell Act hatchery; need to address whether BPA funding is for BPA-related use at a Mitchell Act hatchery, or otherwise in lieu.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 1997-013-35-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1997-013-35
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Mel Sampson (Inactive) Supervisor Yakama Confederated Tribes
Bill Sharp Project Lead Yakama Confederated Tribes
Peter Lofy Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Jerod Bartholomew Technical Contact Yakama Confederated Tribes
Jennifer Lord Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Victoria Bohlen Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Carolyn Sharp Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration