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Project 2002-036-00 - Restore Walla Walla River Flow

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Project Number:
2002-036-00
Title:
Restore Walla Walla River Flow
Summary:
Irrigation efficiency and shallow aquifer recharge will improve Walla Walla River flows on flow -impaired priority restoration reaches at times of the year that are critical for steelhead, spring Chinook, and bull trout passage and habitat use.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council (Govt - Local)
Starting FY:
2002
Ending FY:
2009
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Walla Walla 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 75.0%   Resident: 25.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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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-Jul-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

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
9638 SOW Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council 2002-036-00 WALLA WALLA RIVER FLOW RESTORATION History $411,494 1/1/2002 - 9/30/2004



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):0
Completed:0
On time:0
Status Reports
Completed:0
On time:0
Avg Days Late:None

Historical from: 1996-011-00
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
7402 20328, 24598 1996-011-00 O & M FOR BURLINGAME SCREENS & LADDER Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13 09/2001 09/2001 History 5 13 0 0 0 13 100.00% 0
652 REL 19 652 REL 34, 26934 REL 6, 26934 REL 17, 26934 REL 24, 26934 REL 38, 56065 REL 4, 56065 REL 9, 56065 REL 11 1996-011-00 WALLA WALLA FISH PASSAGE M&E Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 01/2002 01/2002 Closed 45 44 0 0 1 45 97.78% 1
5545 26095 1996-011-00 O&M FOR LITTLE WALLA WALLA SCREENS/TRAP Hudson Bay District Improvement Company 05/2001 05/2001 History 6 11 3 0 0 14 100.00% 0
24409 199601100 EXP NURSERY BRIDGE COST-SHARE, WALLA WALLA Milton Freewater Water Control District 09/2005 09/2005 History 2 4 0 0 1 5 80.00% 0
28891 199601100 EXP GOSE STREET FISH PASSAGE IMPROVEMENTS Walla Walla County Conservation District (SWCD) 08/2006 08/2006 History 4 2 0 0 0 2 100.00% 0
Project Totals 62 74 3 0 2 79 97.47% 1


Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2002-036-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2002-036-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems May Exist
Cost Share Rating: 2 - May be reasonable
Comment: Water conservation efforts (piping of irrigation, groundwater recharge); need confirmation of screening or other criteria to confirm that BPA not funding such efforts if another entity (irrigation district, other) already required to do so; cost share appears reasonable if so.
Assessment Number: 1996-011-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 1996-011-00
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: Fish passage projects (screening, ladders etc) for agricultural/irrigation diversions; not clear whether entities receiving the fixes already authorized/required to provide for passage; needs confirmation that cost share adequate.
Assessment Number: 2007-288-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-288-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Piping of diversions, assume irrigators not required to do.
Assessment Number: 2007-330-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-330-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Close piping of irrigation (assuming irrigators not required to do).

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2002-036-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2002-036-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None
Assessment Number: 1996-011-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 1996-011-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None
Assessment Number: 2007-288-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-288-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None
Assessment Number: 2007-330-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-330-00
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: 2002-036-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2002-036-00 - Restore Walla Walla River Flow
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:
The sponsors adequately addressed the ISRP's comments. The details provided by the sponsors are helpful in evaluating this proposal and are much appreciated. The project, however, requires more data to show that the expanded habitat is producing fishery benefits.
Documentation Links:
Assessment Number: 1996-011-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 1996-011-00 - Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult Passage Improvements
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria (Qualified)
Final Round ISRP Comment:
This is one of three closely linked passage proposals in the Walla Walla subbasin. Most of the proposal is well done. The proposal would be improved by reporting results from the subbasin level M&E project in summary format. The project needs to make the connection to biological data collected in the M&E project. This was a similar concern with previous ISRP reviews, and while there has been some improvement, it should be clear by now that projects must indicate results of past efforts clearly, particularly after 10 years of efforts. The efforts and results must be linked to subbasin plans, and this was not a strong area of the proposal. What data will be collected by other entities to evaluate success (or failure)? What are the key reference points from this data that will affect management decisions?
Documentation Links:
Assessment Number: 2007-288-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-288-00 - Touchet Eastside and Westside Irrigation District Piping
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 8/31/2006
Final Round ISRP Date: None
Final Round ISRP Rating: Does Not Meet Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:
The proposed work is part of a larger effort to restore flows to the Touchet River. This larger effort is supported by significant funds from multiple sources. The fisheries benefits accrued from the proposed project are uncertain. Apparently no EDT or any other type of analysis was done to estimate amount of flow increases needed to significantly increase fish production. The scientific credibility of this project depends on development of a hypothesis regarding the magnitude of fisheries and habitat benefits expected and strategies to obtain data to test it. The results of the larger effort to provide flows could provide important benefits to fish over the longer term, but again specific estimates of these benefits were not provided by the sponsors. The response of the sponsors of project #200733000 is an example of how fisheries and habitat benefits from increased flow could be estimated.

The sponsors did not provide additional background on the project area as requested by the ISRP. This proposal should be linked to the Columbia Basin Water Transaction Program (# 200201301) and address that program's criteria for water transactions that are relevant to the proposed actions.
Documentation Links:
Assessment Number: 2007-330-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-330-00 - Gardena Farms Irrigation District Irrigation Efficiency and Instream Flow Project
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:
The sponsors provided clear responses to ISRP questions. They made heavy use of habitat models (EDT, PHABSIM) to forecast benefits from increased flow. This strategy permits development of a hypothesis regarding the benefits of the proposed action. The test of this hypothesis, and thus the science behind this project, awaits the availability of data to assess these predictions. This project could provide an opportunity to test the model results from EDT and PHABSIM. There is, at present, a leap of faith associated with the project. Additional flow in the affected reach may or may not be crucial for the target species. It would be, for example, if it were shown that production in this reach limits recruitment to the adult stages. It may be, however, that low survival in this reach is compensated by relatively high survival at some other location or life-history stage. If compensated, low survival in this reach would have no impact on recruitment to the adult stages. Ultimately, future expenditures in the basin and elsewhere for this kind of project will benefit from good M&E and reporting of results.

This proposal should be linked to the Columbia Basin Water Transaction Program (proposal #200201301) and address the criteria for water transactions under that program that are relevant to the proposed actions.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2002-036-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2002-036-00 - Restore Walla Walla River Flow
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Combine the Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult passage Improvement project (199601100) with Gardena Irrigation Project and Walla Walla Flow.
Assessment Number: 1996-011-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 1996-011-00 - Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult Passage Improvements
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Combine the Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult passage Improvement project (199601100) with Gardena Irrigation Project and Walla Walla Flow.
Assessment Number: 2007-288-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-288-00 - Touchet Eastside and Westside Irrigation District Piping
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:
Assessment Number: 2007-330-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-330-00 - Gardena Farms Irrigation District Irrigation Efficiency and Instream Flow Project
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: Combine the Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult passage Improvement project (199601100) with Gardena Irrigation Project and Walla Walla Flow. No expense funds needed for this project.

Project Relationships: This project Merged From 1996-011-00 effective on 2/26/2007
Relationship Description: Work and budgets from projects 2007-330-00, 1996-011-00 and 2007-288-00 combined into 2002-036-00. Later, this combined effort will be combined into 2007-396-00.

This project Merged From 2007-288-00 effective on 2/26/2007
Relationship Description: Work and budgets from projects 2007-330-00, 1996-011-00 and 2007-288-00 combined into 2002-036-00. Later, this combined effort will be combined into 2007-396-00.

This project Merged From 2007-330-00 effective on 2/26/2007
Relationship Description: Work and budgets from projects 2007-330-00, 1996-011-00 and 2007-288-00 combined into 2002-036-00. Later, this combined effort will be combined into 2007-396-00.

This project Merged To 2007-396-00 effective on 7/2/2007
Relationship Description: Work and budgets from projects 2002-036-00 (combined from 2007-330, 1996-011-00 and 2007-288-00 on 2/26/07) moved to 2007-396-00.


Name Role Organization
BENJAMIN ZELINSKY Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Brian Wolcott Project Lead Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council