Bohannon Creek, Wellard Field Irrigation

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Flow Upland Habitat And Sediment
Project ID011 18 SA
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date12/01/2018
End Date11/19/2021
Year2018
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/11/2022
 
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Description    


The Bohannon Creek Wellard Field Irrigation Project created water savings through irrigation efficiencies as well as transferred agricultural uses from the 112 acre Pine Creek Ranch to the Wellard fields. The water savings provided an additional 3.36 cfs in 1.3 miles of the Lemhi River, and an additional 2.18 cfs in 1.8 miles of Bohannon Creek for an additive total of 5.54 cfs in 3.10 total miles. The transfer made it possible for the ongoing habitat rehabilitation on the Lemhi River between Wimpey Creek and Bohannon Creek (IDFG, Sub-Reach 1, Lower Lemhi Rehabilitation, PCSRF projects 019 16 SA & 008 18 SA).

Off stream stockwater was installed to keep cattle out of riparian areas. This metric was inadvertently left off of the proposed metrics.

Project Benefit    


The Bohannon Creek, Wellard Field Irrigation Project benefits the Lemhi watershed through water savings via irrigation efficiencies and a reduction in total irrigated acres. The transfer moved hay production to higher quality soils with better yields, as well as freed up 112 acres of Lemhi River floodplain for extensive habitat enhancement projects (PCSRF projects 019 16 SA & 008 18 SA) to benefit Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook salmon and Snake River Basin steelhead.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Upland Habitat
  Acres Treated 112.0 .0

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$401,747
Other$211,811
Report Total:$613,558


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Worksites

Eagle Valley Ranch    


  • Worksite Identifier: Eagle Valley Ranch
  • Start Date: 12/01/2018
  • End Date: 12/31/2021
Area Description
Lemhi River

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.122
  • Longitude: -113.746

ESU

  • Snake River Basin Steelhead DPS
  • Snake River Spring/Summer-run Chinook Salmon ESU

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 613,558.00
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected 3.10
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
      Appraisal Study, Fish Passage Improvements, Bohannon Creek Diversions 3, 4, and 6, Lemhi River Basin, Idaho. U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation Pacific Northwest Region Snake River Area Office, Salmon Field Station and Pacific Northwest Region Design Group. February 2005.
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.3 Instream Flow ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.3.a Instream Flow Funding 578,142.00
      •      . . . . C.3.b Length of stream 'protected' for adequate flow 3.10
      •      . . . . C.3.c Change in water flow5.54 (cfs)
      •      . . . . C.3.d.1 Water flow gaugesY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.3.d.2 Number of water flow gauges 3
      •      . . . . C.3.e.1 Irrigation practice improvementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.3.e.2 Acre feet of water conserved per year4011 (Acre feet)
        •      . . . . . . C.3.e.3 cfs (cubic feet per second) of water conserved5.54 (cfs)
        •      . . . . . . C.3.e.4 Initial start date of action or agreement11/28/2020 (mm/dd/yyyy)
        •      . . . . . . C.3.e.5 Final end date of action or agreement01/14/2040 (mm/dd/yyyy)
      •      . . C.6 Upland Habitat And Sediment ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.6.a Upland Habitat / Sediment Funding 35,416.00
        •      . . . . C.6.b.1 Acres of upland habitat area treated 112.0
        •      . . . . C.6.j.1 Upland livestock management Y (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.6.j.2 Upland livestock management action(s) taken (LOV)
          •      . . . . . . C.6.j.3 Upland acres managed for livestock 112.0
          •      . . . . . . C.6.j.4 Number of livestock water installations/developments 10