White Salmon Irrigation District Fish Screen

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Fish Screening
Project ID17-1282 R
Recovery DomainsWillamette and Interior Columbia
Start Date01/19/2018
End Date01/19/2021
Year2017
StatusCompleted
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    



The Underwood Conservation District worked with the White Salmon Irrigation District (WSID) to improve fish protection at the WSID irrigation diversion at r.m. 2.04 on Buck Creek, a Tributary to the White Salmon River. This project involved replacing the White Salmon Irrigation Districts (WSID) headworks and conveyance system that currently diverts water from Buck Creek into their area of delivery for irrigation purposes. The point of diversion was unscreened since its establishment, which, since the removal of Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in 2011-2012, allowed the entry and entrapment of listed Mid-Columbia Steelhead, Lower-Columbia Coho and other fish species into the irrigation system. This grant funded the installation of a modular self cleaning rotary drum screen at the point of diversion that will protect fish in Buck Creek by preventing their introduction into the irrigation canal.

The SRFB funded piece, the diversion screen, is part of an overall larger project on Buck Creek that also improved fish passage over the diversion dam at the point of diversion and replaced approximately 9,000 feet of open ditch and leaking pipe with new HDPE pipe for delivering water on-demand to the WSID system. This project enabled 2.39 cfs of water to be kept in stream at the point of diversion in Buck Creek. SRFB dollars were used only for the fish screen portion of this project.

Project Benefit    


Underwood Conservation District, in cooperation with the White Salmon Irrigation District improved fish protection at the WSID point of diversion at Buck Creek, which was previously unscreened and allowing the entry and entrapment of listed Mid-Columbia Steelhead, Lower-Columbia Coho, and other fish species in the irrigation system. This grant funded the installation of a modular self-cleaning rotary drum screen which now protects fish in Buck Creek by preventing their introduction into the irrigation canal.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Fish Screens
  Screens Installed 1 1

Funding Details

SourceFunds
State$246,824
Other$45,000
Report Total:$291,824


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Worksites

1-WSID point of diversion    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-WSID point of diversion
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Middle Columbia
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  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Willamette and Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.79847655
  • Longitude: -121.53115887

ESU

  • Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon ESU
  • Middle Columbia River Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding 291,824.06
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected .01
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.1 Fish Screening ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.1.a Fish screen funding 291,824.06
      •      . . . . C.1.c.1 Fish screens installedY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.1.c.2 Number of new fish screens installed 1
        •      . . . . . . C.1.c.3 Flow rate of screened water 4.11 (cfs)