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Project Summary

Project 2002-073-00 - Wallowa Culvert Inventory
Project Number:
2002-073-00
Title:
Wallowa Culvert Inventory
Summary:
The primary objective is to determine the extent of fish passage issues within Wallowa County. The collection of this data will include a quantitative and qualitative assessment of passage. Upon completion of this inventory, data will be entered into a database and used to assess and prioritize rehabilitation work. At that point in time, fish passage and connectivity can be evaluated at the watershed scale. The second objective is to use this information to prioritize the barrier structures for replacement consideration at the watershed scale, hence allowing resource managers to spend limited resources in the most efficient manner.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Nez Perce Tribe (Tribe)
Starting FY:
2002
Ending FY:
2006
BPA PM:
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Blue Mountain Grande Ronde 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU (threatened)
Lamprey, Pacific
Other Resident
Steelhead - Snake River DPS (threatened)
Trout, Bull (threatened)
Whitefish, Mountain
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

Traditional use area of the Nimi'ipuu.

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Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

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Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The Nez Perce Tribe's Territory.

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Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

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Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The general characteristics and land management patterns in Wallowa County, Oregon.

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Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

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Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The major streams and roads in Wallowa County, Oregon.

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Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

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Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The major watersheds of Wallowa County, Oregon.

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Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

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Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Wal' a wa Watershed general characteristics.

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Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 21

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Lostine River watershed general characteristics.

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Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 23

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

General characteristics of the Minam River Watershed.

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Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

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Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

General characteristics of the Wa-wey-mai Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 9

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 27

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

General characteristics of the Win' a ha Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 10

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 29

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Toynima Watershed characteristics.

Figure Name: Figure 11

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 31

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The general characteristics of the Snake River Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 12

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 33

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The general features of the Imnaha River Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 13

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 35

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The general characteristics of the Big Sheep Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 14

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 37

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

This picture clearly illustrates some of the unique structure types surveyed. This particular photograph shows a concrete box bridge. There is also a point of diversion at this structure.

Figure Name: Photo 1

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 48

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The picture on the left illustrates a simple ford that was inventoried. Again, these structures were assumed to pass all life history stages of all species, unless otherwise noted.

Figure Name: Photo 2

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 49

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The photograph on the right illustrates a concrete-bottom bridge structure. This particular structure has an associated outlet drop.

Figure Name: Photo 3

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 49

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The picture to the left illustrates a common outlet drop associated with an undersized, circular culvert. This culvert is located on the East Fork of Broady Creek.

Figure Name: Photo 5

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 50

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Two additional pictures of typical outlet drop. The photograph on the left is a circular culvert, while the picture on the right is a squashed-pipe arch structure.

Figure Name: Photo 6a

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 50

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

“The view” from inside the circular culvert looking at the “outside world” was rather unique. The circular corrugated metal pipe depicted in this photograph was the most commonly inventoried pipe.

Figure Name: Photo 4

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 49

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Two additional pictures of typical outlet drop. The photograph on the left is a circular culvert, while the picture on the right is a squashed-pipe arch structure.

Figure Name: Photo 6b

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 50

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

This photograph shows a multiple pipe. These structures are also circular. During the course of this project, there were up to five side-by-side structures inventoried.

Figure Name: Photo 7

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 51

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The picture on the right illustrates multiple culverts at one location, all of which were undersized.

Figure Name: Photo 8

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 51

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The photograph on the left illustrates an open-bottom arch culvert. This specific structure contains deposition within the culvert along the left portion of the photograph. This has caused increased scour on the opposite side of the structure. Although this type of culvert is generally better in terms of aquatic species passage, often they were undersized structures when they were installed. The date on this picture is incorrect.

Figure Name: Photo 9

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 51

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The second most common structure type is depicted in the picture on the right, the squashed-pipe arch. This particular structure also contains baffles.

Figure Name: Photo 10

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 52

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The picture on the left illustrates a typical example of some of the retrofits that were encountered. Originally, there was a bridge (foreground) with a one lane road. Two side-by-side culverts were inserted into the inlet of the bridge to accommodate a two lane highway.

Figure Name: Photo 11

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 52

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Due to this culvert being undersized, a large scour pool was created at the outlet. The “solution” to this situation was the addition of this baffled structure onto the outlet of this culvert. The date on this picture is incorrect.

Figure Name: Photo 12

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 53

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

This photograph shows a very unique “other” survey in Wallowa County. This picture depicts Wallowa Lake Dam. Although this was not a road/stream crossing, it is apparent that there isn’t any consideration of cuy’ em passage at this facility. It is also obvious that no passage for any species is possible at this structure, as the dam is approximately thirty-five feet high.

Figure Name: Photo 13

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 54

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

These two photographs depict a handmade dam with adult Chinook on a redd, just upstream of the structure. In the foreground of the picture of the two adults, the handmade dam is visible. The break shown in the middle of the dam was created by the surveyors.

Figure Name: Photo 14a

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 55

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

These two photographs depict a handmade dam with adult Chinook on a redd, just upstream of the structure. In the foreground of the picture of the two adults, the handmade dam is visible. The break shown in the middle of the dam was created by the surveyors.

Figure Name: Photo 14b

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 55

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

This picture shows a typical trash rack at the inlet of a culvert that is in dire need of maintenance. Trash racks were not that uncommon in Wallowa County. At this specific structure, the culvert is also undersized. Therefore, this culvert should be replaced, rather than simply performing maintenance on the trash rack.

Figure Name: Photo 15

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 55

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The group of three pictures here illustrates typical irrigation diversion structures. These structures ranged from creating some passage issues to totally impassable.

Figure Name: Photo 16a

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 56

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The group of three pictures here illustrates typical irrigation diversion structures. These structures ranged from creating some passage issues to totally impassable.

Figure Name: Photo 16b

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 56

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The photograph on the right illustrates both an irrigation diversion and a handmade dam. The picture on the left was an adult Chinook that was trapped between the diversion and the dam.

Figure Name: Photo 17a

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 57

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

This picture illustrates the almost complete lack of flow for site J150. There is some low shown in the foreground of this photograph.

Figure Name: Photo 22

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 108

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Toynima Watershed prioritized second barriers only.

Figure Name: Figure 32

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 110

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the barriers assessed in the Imnaha River Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 33

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 114

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The photograph on the right illustrates both an irrigation diversion and a handmade dam. The picture on the left was an adult Chinook that was trapped between the diversion and the dam.

Figure Name: Photo 17b

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 57

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

This photograph depicts a cuy’ em ladder around an irrigation diversion. This is typical of cuy’ em ladders currently located within Wallowa County. The average drop associated with each of these steps was measured to be one foot. As per this protocol, this constitutes a barrier to both juvenile and adult life history stages.

Figure Name: Photo 18

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 57

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The two pictures above show the weir located on the Lostine River. This weir is used to collect adult Chinook as part of the supplementation program.

Figure Name: Photo 19a

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 58

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The two pictures above show the weir located on the Lostine River. This weir is used to collect adult Chinook as part of the supplementation program.

Figure Name: Photo 19b

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 58

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

This is a photograph of the “Gumboot” weir structure on the Imnaha River. The weir is not in operation in this picture. It is installed along the two tracks shown spanning the structure (permanently installed in the concrete). In addition to the velocity barrier this concrete creates, the two rails also create passage obstacles (at least for juvenile migration).

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Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 58

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All surveys conducted within Wallowa County.

Figure Name: Figure 15

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 60

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the quantitatively only assessed barriers in Wallowa County.

Figure Name: Figure 16

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 64

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the qualitatively only assessed barrier structures in Wallowa County.

Figure Name: Figure 17

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 66

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the non-stream/road crossing sites within Wallowa County.

Figure Name: Figure 18

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 69

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The picture to the left shows a typical dewatered section of stream. This is an example from Hurricane Creek. Even though there is a trickle of water clearly shown in this photograph, this is obviously a physical barrier at this time of year. Early in the season, this section first becomes a thermal barrier when flows begin to drop.

Figure Name: Photo 21

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 71

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Anthropogenic caused low flow sections of six streams in Wallowa County effecting cuy’ em passage.

Figure Name: Figure 19

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 72

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Areas not surveyed within Wallowa County.

Figure Name: Figure 20

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 74

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Sites in the Toynima Watershed that underwent hydraulic analysis using FishXing software.

Figure Name: Figure 21

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 76

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the prioritized barriers within the west half of the Wal' a wa Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 22

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 79

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the prioritized barriers within the east half of the Wal' a wa Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 23

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 80

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Wal' a wa Watershed first three barriers encountered.

Figure Name: Figure 24

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 82

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Wal' a wa Watershed first barriers only.

Figure Name: Figure 25

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 84

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Wal' a wa second barriers only.

Figure Name: Figure 26

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 86

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Wal' a wa Watershed third barriers only.

Figure Name: Figure 27

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 89

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the Lostine River Watershed barriers.

Figure Name: Figure 28

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 95

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the barrier stream crossings in the Wa-wey-mai Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 29

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 99

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the prioritized barriers located within the Toynima Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 30

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 103

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Toynima Watershed prioritized first barriers only.

Figure Name: Figure 31

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 106

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the barrier crossings assessed in the Big Sheep Creek Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 34

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 118

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the first three barriers surveyed within the Big Sheep Creek Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 35

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 119

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The above two pictures illustrate the Little Sheep Facility. Cuy’ em passage is limited to the navigation of these two structures. As one can see from the photograph on the right, even if the cuy’ em are able to jump onto the concrete slab, they would then have to be capable of swimming the distance to the “inlet” of this structure.

Figure Name: Photo 23a

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 121

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The above two pictures illustrate the Little Sheep Facility. Cuy’ em passage is limited to the navigation of these two structures. As one can see from the photograph on the right, even if the cuy’ em are able to jump onto the concrete slab, they would then have to be capable of swimming the distance to the “inlet” of this structure.

Figure Name: Photo 23b

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 121

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The picture on the top left clearly shows the channelized section downstream of the culvert. The photograph on the bottom left illustrates a portion of the channelized stream reach upstream of the culvert. However, the channelized section of stream upstream of the culvert extends for a measured ¼ mile section of stream. Obviously, this was done in an attempt to keep the stream aligned with the structure.

Figure Name: Photo 24a

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 123

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The picture on the top left clearly shows the channelized section downstream of the culvert. The photograph on the bottom left illustrates a portion of the channelized stream reach upstream of the culvert. However, the channelized section of stream upstream of the culvert extends for a measured ¼ mile section of stream. Obviously, this was done in an attempt to keep the stream aligned with the structure.

Figure Name: Photo 24b

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 123

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The Wallowa Valley Improvement Canal.

Figure Name: Figure 36

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 126

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

This picture clearly shows Redmont Creek flowing into the canal. There is obviously no passage consideration into Little Sheep Creek. This is typical of the streams in the upper portion of the Little Sheep drainage.

Figure Name: Photo 25

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 127

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

Comparative ranked priorities for all of the first three crossings in the Big Sheep Creek Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 37

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 128

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

All of the currently open and blocked habitat within Wallowa County, Oregon.

Figure Name: Figure 38

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 135

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The group of high priority replacement candidates in the west half of the Wal' a wa Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 39

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 139

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The group of high priority replacement candidates in the east half of the Wal' a wa Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 40

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 141

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840

The group of high priority replacement candidates in the Big Sheep Creek Watershed.

Figure Name: Figure 41

Document ID: P102663

Document: Final Wallowa County Stream Crossing Report

Page Number: 146

Project: 2002-073-00

Contract: 27840


Summary of Budgets

To view all expenditures for all fiscal years, click "Project Exp. by FY"

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-May-2017

No Decided Budget Transfers

Pending Budget Decision?  No


No Project Cost Share

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Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
27840 SOW Nez Perce Tribe 2002 073 00 WALLOWA CULVERT INVENTORY History $175,517 6/1/2006 - 6/30/2007



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):2
Completed:2
On time:2
Status Reports
Completed:8
On time:6
Avg Days Early:3

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
18175 27840 2002 073 00 WALLOWA COUNTY CULVERT INVENTORY Nez Perce Tribe 06/2004 06/2004 History 8 9 0 0 0 9 100.00% 0
Project Totals 8 9 0 0 0 9 100.00% 0


No assessments are available for this project.
Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
DELETEME1604 DELETEME1604 (Inactive) Supervisor <Known but not in list>
Richard (NPT) Christian (Inactive) Project Lead Nez Perce Tribe
Dorothy Welch Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration