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199601100 - Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult Passage Improvements

Sponsor: Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Budgets: FY07: $270,000 | FY08: $950,000 | FY09: $1,105,000

Short description: Provide safe passage for migrating juvenile and adult salmonids in the Walla Walla Subbasin by constructing and maintaining passage facilities at irrigation diversion dams and canals and other passage barriers.

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Final Council recommendation (Nov 2006)

Funding category: Capital

Recommended budgets: FY07: $235,000 | FY08: $915,000 | FY09: $1,375,000

Comment: Combine the Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult passage Improvement project (199601100) with Gardena Irrigation Project and Walla Walla Flow. Capital component.

Funding category: Expense

Recommended budgets: FY07: $37,000 | FY08: $37,000 | FY09: $37,000

Comment: Combine the Walla Walla Juvenile and Adult passage Improvement project (199601100) with Gardena Irrigation Project and Walla Walla Flow. Expense portion of project. See capital budget for capital component.

ISRP final recommendation: Fundable (Qualified)

Comment:

This is one of three closely linked passage proposals in the Walla Walla subbasin. Most of the proposal is well done. The proposal would be improved by reporting results from the subbasin level M&E project in summary format. The project needs to make the connection to biological data collected in the M&E project. This was a similar concern with previous ISRP reviews, and while there has been some improvement, it should be clear by now that projects must indicate results of past efforts clearly, particularly after 10 years of efforts. The efforts and results must be linked to subbasin plans, and this was not a strong area of the proposal. What data will be collected by other entities to evaluate success (or failure)? What are the key reference points from this data that will affect management decisions?

State/province recommendation: Fundable

Review group: OSPIT - Plateau

Recommended budgets: FY07: (n/a) | FY08: $850,000 | FY09: $1,005,000

Comment: OSPIT capital recommendation

State/province recommendation: Fundable

Review group: OSPIT - Plateau

Recommended budgets: FY07: $100,000 | FY08: $100,000 | FY09: $100,000

Comment: OSPIT believes the construction elements of this project have a functional interdependence which would allow Bonneville to capitalize. Expense budget would do design for both proposed sites in this period. Wait for a capital determination for implementation of screening project. Consider consolidating the projects for capital requirements. Budget reflects expense only for planning.