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Project Summary

Project 2007-037-00 - North Fork Toutle River Fish Passage
Project Number:
2007-037-00
Title:
North Fork Toutle River Fish Passage
Summary:
The goal of the proposed project is to reconnect and maximize isolated salmonid habitat in the North Fork Toutle River watershed upstream of the Sediment Retention Structure (SRS).
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Steward and Associates (Private)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia River Estuary Cowlitz 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
None
Focal Species:
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 100.0%   Resident: 0.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Tags:
None
Special:
None
BiOp Association:
None

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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: 2007-037-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-037-00 - North Fork Toutle River Fish Passage
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Fund
Comments: BPA preliminary in lieu determination

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-037-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-037-00 - North Fork Toutle River Fish Passage
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 very low escapement for coho and steelhead in the North Fork Toutle River in recent years indicates that the current practice of collecting adult of these species and steelhead at the Fish Collection Facility (FCF) and hauling by truck and releasing up-river above the Sediment Retention System (SRS) may be ineffective for seeding considerable amounts of good spawning habitat up-river.

This project will determine: 1) passage success through the Sediment Retention System spillway and subsequent up-river migration in the North Fork Toutle and 2) collection efficiency of the Fish Collection Facility. This would provide the information needed to either improve the collection facility or alter the spillway (or both) to allow better adult passage.

The ISRP rates this proposal as fundable. The proposal is well done, addresses a very high priority recommendation in the Lower Columbia River Fish Recovery Board Subbasin Plan, and appears to address a critical need for recovery of these two focal species in this subbasin.

Other comments:

This proposal needs to define what is meant by "quantitatively measure the migratory performance of adult coho and steelhead in relation to the FCF and SRS" and describe how passage success would be measured (e.g. percent passed, time to pass, fallbacks, etc.) and potential long-term outcomes of this passage in aiding recovery of these two species.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-037-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-037-00
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: Mitigation for non-FCRPS COE sediment control structure, Corps authorized if not required. Note that rating changed from a "3" to a "2.3" in the final rating due to cost share now identified for the project. Although cost-share is relatively high, rated a 2.3 given the assumption that the Corps has authorization and funding to evaluate means to address ecosystem function in this area, including to address impacts from emergency flood control projects such as this.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-037-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-037-00
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