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Project Summary

Project 2007-399-00 - Upper Salmon Screen Tributary Passage
Project Number:
2007-399-00
Title:
Upper Salmon Screen Tributary Passage
Summary:
This project number had no proposal during the 2007-09 solicitation.
A number of proposals were reviewed by BPA and BPA determined that they should be combined.

The split of the total between Expense and Capital was determined collaboratively among BPA, OSC and IDFG, the principle users of this project's budget.

The decision to split out the 1994-015-00 project into expense and capital was made after the 06-09 solicitation by KEW managers at the time, including Mark Shaw, who created 2007-399-00 as the capital project. The capital budget was designed to be shared by several parties in the USB, including IDFG, OSC, TNC. The amount of the budget was determined through consultation with the sponsors in the USB, past invoicing history, as well as future project plans.






To provide management and operational support for a capital construction program dedicated to the protection of anadromous fish from loss in water diversions, improve fish passage at diversions for juvenile and adult anadromous fish, and improve stream flow conditions where possible.
Proposer:
None
Proponent Orgs:
Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) (Govt - State)
Starting FY:
2007
Ending FY:
2022
BPA PM:
Stage:
Implementation - Project Status Report
Area:
Province Subbasin %
Mountain Snake Salmon 100.00%
Purpose:
Habitat
Emphasis:
Restoration/Protection
Focal Species:
All Anadromous Fish
Bass, Smallmouth
Chinook - Snake River Fall ESU
Chinook - Snake River Spring/Summer ESU
Cutthroat Trout, Westslope
Freshwater Mussels
Lamprey, Pacific
Sockeye - Snake River ESU
Steelhead - Snake River DPS
Steelhead - Upper Columbia River DPS
Sturgeon, White - All Populations except Kootenai R. DPS
Trout, Brook
Trout, Bull
Trout, Interior Redband
Trout, Rainbow
Whitefish, Mountain
Species Benefit:
Anadromous: 80.0%   Resident: 20.0%   Wildlife: 0.0%
Special:
None

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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 *
FY2017 (Previous) $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $371,917 $525,335 $832,970

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $1,000,000 $371,917 $525,335 $832,970
FY2018 (Current) $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,088,610 $1,088,610 $544,654

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $1,000,000 $1,088,610 $1,088,610 $544,654
FY2019 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) $0 $0 $0 $0
Capital SOY Budget Working Budget Contracted Amount Modified Contract Amount Expenditures *
FY2017 (Previous) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2018 (Current) $0 $0 $0 $0

FY2019 (Next) $0 $0 $0 $0

* Expenditures data includes accruals and are based on data through 31-Aug-2018

Decided Budget Transfers  (FY2017 - FY2019)

Acct FY Acct Type Amount Fund Budget Decision Date
FY2017 Expense $1,000,000 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY17 SOY Budgets 06/02/2016
FY2018 Expense $1,000,000 From: BiOp FCRPS 2008 (non-Accord) FY18 SOY Budgets 07/17/2017

Pending Budget Decision?  No


Actual Project Cost Share

Current Fiscal Year — 2018
Cost Share Partner Total Proposed Contribution Total Confirmed Contribution
There are no project cost share contributions to show.
Previous Fiscal Years
Fiscal Year Total Contributions % of Budget
2013 (Draft)
2012 $305,000 23 %
2011 $283,650 22 %
2010
2009 $274,850 22 %
2008 $453,150 24 %
2007 $438,000 25 %

Contracts

The table below contains contracts with the following statuses: Active, Complete, History, Issued.
Capital Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
32780 SOW Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 2007-399-00 CAP UPPER SALMON SCREEN TRIBUTARY PASSAGE-CUSTER History $619,656 5/1/2007 - 6/30/2008
Expense Contracts:
Number Contractor Name Title Status Contracted Amount Dates
74780 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 2007-399-00 EXP UP SALMON SCREEN TRIB PASS Issued $600,000 9/27/2016 - 1/31/2018
78455 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 2007-399-00 EXP UP SALMON SCREEN TRIB PASS Issued $693,175 2/1/2018 - 1/31/2019
78606 SOW Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 2007-399-00 EXP UP SALMON SCREEN TRIB PASS-SCRN MAINT Issued $395,435 3/1/2018 - 2/28/2019



Annual Progress Reports
Expected (since FY2004):24
Completed:11
On time:11
Status Reports
Completed:93
On time:34
Avg Days Late:21

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
32780 37918, 44057 2007-399-00 CAP UPPER SALMON SCREEN TRIBUTARY PASSAGE-CUSTER Custer Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) 05/2007 05/2007 Closed 21 16 0 0 5 21 76.19% 0
34844 38383, 44098, 49515, 54777, 58717, 63734, 66945, 71413, 74780, 78455 2007-399-00 CAP UPPER SALMON SCREEN TRIBUTARY PASSAGE-IDFG Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 07/2007 07/2007 Issued 41 111 0 0 47 158 70.25% 2
43954 2007-399-00 CAP UPPER SALMON SCREEN TRIB PASSAGE-CULVERTS Idaho Office of Species Conservation 09/2009 09/2009 Closed 4 4 0 0 0 4 100.00% 0
44442 2007-399-00 CAP UPPER SALMON TRIBUTARY PASSAGE-OSC Idaho Office of Species Conservation 10/2009 10/2009 Closed 5 7 0 0 1 8 87.50% 0
49725 2007-399-00 CAP UPPER SALMON TRIBUTARY PASSAGE-L-52 Idaho Office of Species Conservation 10/2010 10/2010 Closed 5 11 0 0 0 11 100.00% 0
63087 2007-399-00 CAP UP SALMON SCREEN TRIB PASS-CAP Idaho Office of Species Conservation 09/2013 09/2013 Closed 1 3 0 0 0 3 100.00% 0
66156 2007-399-00 CAP UP SALMON SCREEN TRIB PASS FOR OSC Idaho Office of Species Conservation 08/2014 08/2014 Closed 5 7 0 0 0 7 100.00% 0
69353 72659, 75746, 78606 2007-399-00 EXP UP SALMON SCREEN TRIB PASS Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) 03/2015 03/2015 Issued 10 15 0 0 0 15 100.00% 0
Project Totals 92 174 0 0 53 227 76.65% 2


Review: 2013 Geographic Category Review

Independent Scientific Review Panel Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-399-00-ISRP-20130610
Project: 2007-399-00 - Upper Salmon Screen Tributary Passage
Review: 2013 Geographic Category Review
Proposal Number: GEOREV-2007-399-00
Completed Date: 6/11/2013
Final Round ISRP Date: 6/10/2013
Final Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
Final Round ISRP Comment:

The ISRP identifies the following three comments for the decision making process and for the sponsors to consider in further developing the project.

1) The O&M costs associated with existing structures are increasing with time, but there are no funding sources identified to deal with these increased costs as structures near their end of their projected lifetimes. These costs should be considered as future screens are installed.

2) Objectives are qualitative and lack success criteria. Some success is expected given that screens have been proven effective in reducing salmonid mortality at water diversions elsewhere. During the site visit, the ISRP was provided with quantitative information of the percentage of salmonids saved by screens in the Lemhi and stated that approximately 95% of fish were now protected. The sponsors should identify this analysis in their next progress report and in future proposals.

3) The program should identify the number and percentage of additional significant fish screen or fish passage issues that will remain in the Salmon River basin following implementation of this effort.

Due to the nature of this project, the ISRP did not feel these issues needed to be captured as “Qualifications.” And a response is not requested on these items.

1. Purpose: Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

This is the capital works list for projects identified in 1994-015-00.

This project is clearly important to regional programs and relates to multiple species of interest. Its relationship to regional priorities and recovery plans is well described.

Technical background is adequate with some quantitative estimates of diversion dams and what has been accomplished to date, including numbers of fish that have been impacted in some areas. The process for prioritizing activities or deliverables is clearly described and seems reasonable.

The objectives are important and reasonable but not expressed quantitatively; there are no criteria for success that would allow retrospective evaluation, for example repair x% of the remaining high priority water diversions in the Salmon River tributaries during the next five year period.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management (Evaluation of Results)

The proposal contains an excellent review of past projects and accomplishments with respect to physical factors like improved water flow, channel connectivity, irrigation efficiency, and screening. The proposal indicates that some random inspections, in addition to O&M, are done to ensure that the screens are still working properly. There is a long list of learning that has taken place over the years on improving the design of the screens and dealing with problems at the diversions.

The collaborative study with NMFS (Walters et al. 2012) quantified entrainment and bypass survival in the Lemhi River from 2003 to 2008. This journal publication is an excellent review of this project’s progress in the Lemhi River.

The narrative under Adaptive Management demonstrates convincingly that past investments in monitoring and evaluation, including surveys to create maps and inventories, have repeatedly paid off for this program in terms of prioritizing activities, identifying areas where usage exceeded water rights or where existing screens and irrigation methods were inadequate, and improving technology and policy for conserving water.

Information was presented on how fish have responded to removals of fish passage barriers and other habitat improvements.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions

The proposal indicates that this project represents a single coordinated effort for the State of Idaho, and provides good evidence of cooperative relationships among interested parties.

Two emerging limiting factors, climate change and invasive species, are discussed. The proposal has focused on actions rated as high value in addressing threats from climate change by providing greater access to more habitat including cool water refuges. Steps have been taken to ensure staff vigilance to reduce the threat of nuisance aquatic species, especially zebra mussels and quagga mussels.

The program notes the need for O&M and the problem with continued funding for O&M of fish screens. The 1994 planning project identifies screens and diversions that will be maintained. Is more maintenance needed?

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Individual projects are clearly identified and succinctly described as separate deliverables. However, the section showing how individual deliverables relate to objectives is repetitious and unhelpful. In most cases the numerous entries repeat a general description of the activity without indicating how, and more importantly, the degree to which it would help to achieve the objective in question.

Some monitoring effort was briefly described for tracking the response of fish after specific projects. The proposal said it would use the ISEMP approach to evaluate 1) changes in distribution of adult anadromous salmon, steelhead, and fluvial bull trout, 2) utilization of rearing habitat by juvenile salmonids in the Lemhi River, 3) changes in productivity, for example juvenile survival, of salmon and steelhead, and 4) changes in species composition, length, and age distribution of anadromous and resident/fluvial salmonids. The proposal should identify how much effort will go into ISEMP monitoring and whether all or a select number of projects will be monitored.

Specific comments on protocols and methods described in MonitoringMethods.org

This watershed is one of the ISEMP Intensively Monitored Watersheds.

First Round ISRP Date: 6/10/2013
First Round ISRP Rating: Meets Scientific Review Criteria
First Round ISRP Comment:

The ISRP identifies the following three comments for the decision making process and for the sponsors to consider in further developing the project.

1) The O&M costs associated with existing structures are increasing with time, but there are no funding sources identified to deal with these increased costs as structures near their end of their projected lifetimes. These costs should be considered as future screens are installed.

2) Objectives are qualitative and lack success criteria. Some success is expected given that screens have been proven effective in reducing salmonid mortality at water diversions elsewhere. During the site visit, the ISRP was provided with quantitative information of the percentage of salmonids saved by screens in the Lemhi and stated that approximately 95% of fish were now protected. The sponsors should identify this analysis in their next progress report and in future proposals.

3) The program should identify the number and percentage of additional significant fish screen or fish passage issues that will remain in the Salmon River basin following implementation of this effort.

Due to the nature of this project, the ISRP did not feel these issues needed to be captured as “Qualifications.” And a response is not requested on these items.

1. Purpose: Significance to Regional Programs, Technical Background, and Objectives

This is the capital works list for projects identified in 1994-015-00.

This project is clearly important to regional programs and relates to multiple species of interest. Its relationship to regional priorities and recovery plans is well described.

Technical background is adequate with some quantitative estimates of diversion dams and what has been accomplished to date, including numbers of fish that have been impacted in some areas. The process for prioritizing activities or deliverables is clearly described and seems reasonable.

The objectives are important and reasonable but not expressed quantitatively; there are no criteria for success that would allow retrospective evaluation, for example repair x% of the remaining high priority water diversions in the Salmon River tributaries during the next five year period.

2. History: Accomplishments, Results, and Adaptive Management (Evaluation of Results)

The proposal contains an excellent review of past projects and accomplishments with respect to physical factors like improved water flow, channel connectivity, irrigation efficiency, and screening. The proposal indicates that some random inspections, in addition to O&M, are done to ensure that the screens are still working properly. There is a long list of learning that has taken place over the years on improving the design of the screens and dealing with problems at the diversions.

The collaborative study with NMFS (Walters et al. 2012) quantified entrainment and bypass survival in the Lemhi River from 2003 to 2008. This journal publication is an excellent review of this project’s progress in the Lemhi River.

The narrative under Adaptive Management demonstrates convincingly that past investments in monitoring and evaluation, including surveys to create maps and inventories, have repeatedly paid off for this program in terms of prioritizing activities, identifying areas where usage exceeded water rights or where existing screens and irrigation methods were inadequate, and improving technology and policy for conserving water.

Information was presented on how fish have responded to removals of fish passage barriers and other habitat improvements.

3. Project Relationships, Emerging Limiting Factors, and Tailored Questions

The proposal indicates that this project represents a single coordinated effort for the State of Idaho, and provides good evidence of cooperative relationships among interested parties.

Two emerging limiting factors, climate change and invasive species, are discussed. The proposal has focused on actions rated as high value in addressing threats from climate change by providing greater access to more habitat including cool water refuges. Steps have been taken to ensure staff vigilance to reduce the threat of nuisance aquatic species, especially zebra mussels and quagga mussels.

The program notes the need for O&M and the problem with continued funding for O&M of fish screens. The 1994 planning project identifies screens and diversions that will be maintained. Is more maintenance needed?

4. Deliverables, Work Elements, Metrics, and Methods

Individual projects are clearly identified and succinctly described as separate deliverables. However, the section showing how individual deliverables relate to objectives is repetitious and unhelpful. In most cases the numerous entries repeat a general description of the activity without indicating how, and more importantly, the degree to which it would help to achieve the objective in question.

Some monitoring effort was briefly described for tracking the response of fish after specific projects. The proposal said it would use the ISEMP approach to evaluate 1) changes in distribution of adult anadromous salmon, steelhead, and fluvial bull trout, 2) utilization of rearing habitat by juvenile salmonids in the Lemhi River, 3) changes in productivity, for example juvenile survival, of salmon and steelhead, and 4) changes in species composition, length, and age distribution of anadromous and resident/fluvial salmonids. The proposal should identify how much effort will go into ISEMP monitoring and whether all or a select number of projects will be monitored.

Specific comments on protocols and methods described in MonitoringMethods.org

This watershed is one of the ISEMP Intensively Monitored Watersheds.

Modified by Dal Marsters on 6/11/2013 3:44:02 PM.
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Council Recommendation

Assessment Number: 2007-399-00-NPCC-20131126
Project: 2007-399-00 - Upper Salmon Screen Tributary Passage
Review: 2013 Geographic Category Review
Proposal: GEOREV-2007-399-00
Proposal State: Pending BPA Response
Approved Date: 11/5/2013
Recommendation: Implement with Conditions
Comments: Implement through FY 2018: See Programmatic Issue and Recommendation C for long term maintenance.
Conditions:
Council Condition #1 Programmatic Issue: C. Provide Long-term Maintenance of Fish Screens—See Programmatic Issue and Recommendation C for long term maintenance.
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review

Capital Assessment

Assessment Number: 2007-399-00-CAPITAL-20090618
Project Number: 2007-399-00
Review: FY07-09 Solicitation Review
Completed Date: 9/14/2007
Capital Rating: Qualifies for Capital Funding
Capital Asset Category: Fish Passage Improvement
Comment: This project is a result of combining the capital component only of projects 2007-268-00 Upper Salmon Screen Tributary Passage-Custer; 2007-394-00 Upper Salmon Screen Tributary Passage-Lemhi; 1994-015-00 Upper Salmon Screen Tributary Passage-Idaho Dept. Fish and Game. Capital funding approval submitted by BPA COTR. The COTR, COTR's Manager and BPA Accountant certified that the request meets the BPA F&W capital policy and is approved for capital funding (if capital funds are available).

Project Relationships: None

Name Role Organization
Paul Krueger (Inactive) Supervisor Bonneville Power Administration
Michelle Guay (Inactive) Interested Party Bonneville Power Administration
Mike Edmondson Interested Party Idaho Office of Species Conservation
Tom Curet Supervisor Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Cecilia Brown Project Manager Bonneville Power Administration
Patrick Murphy Project Lead Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Paul Kline Interested Party Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG)
Elisabeth Bowers Env. Compliance Lead Bonneville Power Administration