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Project Summary

Project 2007-330-00 - Gardena Farms Irrigation District Irrigation Efficiency and Instream Flow Project
Project Number:
2007-330-00
Title:
Gardena Farms Irrigation District Irrigation Efficiency and Instream Flow Project
Summary:
The purpose of this proposal is to place open channel irrigation deliveries in closed pipe and return the savings to the Walla Walla River as instream flow. Conserved water would be returned to the Walla Walla River at the Gardena Farms diversion.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13 (Govt - Local)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2011
BPA PM:
None
Stage:
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Columbia Plateau Walla Walla 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: 2007-330-00-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.

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

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.
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Legal Assessment (In-Lieu)

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: 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

Project Relationships: This project Merged To 2002-036-00 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.


Name Role Organization
Stuart Durfee (Inactive) Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13
Peter Lofy Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration