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Project Summary

Project 2007-277-00 - Hamilton Creek Stabilization and Habitat Rehabilitation
Project Number:
2007-277-00
Title:
Hamilton Creek Stabilization and Habitat Rehabilitation
Summary:
The stablization and habitat rehabilitation of 5300 feet of Hamilton Creek, North Bonneville, Skamania County, Washington.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Skamania County (Govt - Local)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Lower Columbia Columbia Lower 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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Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

Assessment Number: 2007-277-00-INLIEU-20090521
Project Number: 2007-277-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 10/6/2006
In Lieu Rating: No Problems Exist
Cost Share Rating: None
Comment: LWD installment, for BON2 powerhouse mitigation.

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-277-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-277-00
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: 2007-277-00-ISRP-20060831
Project: 2007-277-00 - Hamilton Creek Stabilization and Habitat Rehabilitation
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 ISRP found this proposal to be not fundable.

The problems in Hamilton Creek regarding the degraded spawning habitat for the primary focal species, chum salmon, are only generally described. Documentation and references are mostly lacking in the background section, other than referring to the Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery Plan and Fish and Wildlife Subbasin Plan (2004) several times. The proposal would be improved if several specific recommendations for habitat restoration of Hamilton Creek were included/cited in the text. The proposal also needs much more specific detail regarding habitat requirements of species to be rehabilitated. Not only for chum salmon but also for the secondary focal species - chinook, coho, and steelhead.

Seven objectives are listed in bullet format, but they are not well defined or justified. Measurable benefits are lacking.

The work elements (taken directly from the subbasin plan) following the objectives are good explanations for the biological rationale for various habitat restoration actions. However, the work element/methods descriptions stop short of providing the details of techniques to be used, locations of engineered logjams and cross vanes to be installed, and only cites the Work Element and objective numbers from the subbasin plan, in bold. The general statement that the Rosgen Natural Stream Design Methods (NRCS 2005) will be followed and used to locate engineered structures is not adequate. A description of how this standard design protocol will be specifically applied is needed.
Documentation Links:

Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-277-00-NPCC-20090924
Project: 2007-277-00 - Hamilton Creek Stabilization and Habitat Rehabilitation
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Approved Date: 10/23/2006
Recommendation: Do Not Fund
Comments:

Project Relationships: None