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Project Summary

Project 2006-001-00 - Mcintyre Dam Feasibility Study
Project Number:
Mcintyre Dam Feasibility Study
Providing fish passage at McIntyre Dam will allow anadromous salmon access historic habitats and improve the conditions experienced by fish moving downstream through the dam. The irrigation flume will also be screened to prevent fish entrainment.
Proponent Orgs:
Colville Confederated Tribes (Tribe)
Starting FY:
Ending FY:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Cascade Okanogan 100.00%
RM and E
Focal Species:
Chinook - Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall ESU
Sockeye - Okanogan River ESU
Steelhead - Upper Columbia River DPS
Trout, Rainbow
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
BiOp Association:

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Pending Budget Decision?  No

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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
25499 SOW Colville Confederated Tribes 2006-001-00 EXP MCINTYRE DAM FEASIBILITY STUDY History $58,237 11/4/2005 - 12/31/2006

Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):1
On time:1
Status Reports
On time:1
Avg Days Late:28

                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
25499 2006-001-00 EXP MCINTYRE DAM FEASIBILITY STUDY Colville Confederated Tribes 11/04/2005 12/31/2006 History 4 4 0 0 0 4 100.00% 0
Project Totals 4 4 0 0 0 4 100.00% 0

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: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2006-001-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2006-001-00 - Mcintyre Dam Feasibility Study
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, as funds become available.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2006-001-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2006-001-00 - Mcintyre Dam Feasibility Study
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:
Summary: This is an important project that should be funded. It was a pleasure to review this well-prepared, straightforward proposal. It should be given highest possible priority for funding as the project will likely have highly significant benefits to fish and wildlife that will persist. The M and E plan should be strengthened by better describing the study design to be used for the proposed assessment of the effectiveness of passage improvements. Generally monitoring in the basin should be covered by the Colville's project 200302200.

Technical and scientific background: This is a concise, well-written technical and scientific background. More background information on the fish and wildlife that might benefit from salmon passage in this area would be useful.

Rationale and significance to subbasin plans and regional programs: This project is a high priority in the Okanogan Subbasin Plan - described "as the largest natural increase to salmon and steelhead production for a low-cost improvement within the entire Okanogan River sub-basin."

Relationships to other projects: There are a number of ongoing related projects funded by BPA, Douglas County PUD, Grant County PUD, and others.

Project history: The project began in 2005. This section could have been expanded with more details.

Objectives: Objectives are clearly stated (facilitate upstream and downstream fish migration, screening of irrigation canal)

Tasks (work elements) and methods: These are brief, and could have included more detail. We particularly appreciated the discussion of the question whether provision for adult passage will be necessary. The decision depends upon observations of their behavior at the new overflow spill gates to be installed.

Monitoring and evaluation: There is a provision for pre-project monitoring, and there will be post-project monitoring - but detailed methods are not provided. We are concerned there might not be a scientifically sound study design sufficient to measure "before and after" effects.

Facilities, Equipment, and Personnel: An impressive number of agencies and entities are involved in this project, each of which has its particular expertise and equipment.
The project might benefit from advice from a senior-level biostatistician to oversee the M&E experimental design/statistical analysis procedures.

Information Transfer: The plans seem appropriate for this type of project. The matter of long-term storage of data is not discussed and should be. Data obtained in the monitoring effort could be useful in the future for other purposes.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2006-001-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2006-001-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: Providing fish passage at Canadian dam; Canadian law authorizes installation of fish passage if Minister finds in the public interest, but none has apparently been required yet here; although this proposal does provide some cost share, following review, BPA does not consider the level of cost share reasonable or sufficient under the circumstances and so the rating is unchanged from the preliminary review.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2006-001-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2006-001-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 2/27/2007
Capital Rating: Does Not Qualify for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: None
Comment: None

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Chris Fisher Project Lead Colville Confederated Tribes
Joe Peone Administrative Contact Colville Confederated Tribes
Linda Hermeston (Inactive) Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Colette Adolph (Inactive) Administrative Contact Colville Confederated Tribes
Mari Duran (Inactive) Colville Confederated Tribes