Upper Salmon Basin Hydrologic Monitoring and Analyses

Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)

Monitoring Research
Project ID003 21 SA
Recovery DomainsInterior Columbia
Start Date04/01/2022
End Date03/31/2023
Year2021
StatusNew
Last Edited03/22/2022
 
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Description    


Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) will support salmonid recovery efforts in the Upper Salmon Basin by providing mission-critical hydrologic data and analyses to the Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Program (USBWP) Tech Team and other stakeholders. This project is intended to aid in the development and evaluation of habitat improvement and water transactions projects, to help explore potential future projects, and to predict the catchment-scale impacts of changes to land use and climate. Data collected under this project contributes to effectiveness monitoring at a watershed scale/Intensely Monitored Watershed (IMW) efforts in the Lemhi Basin. IDWR staff will attend planning meetings and provide technical expertise on the hydrogeology of the Upper Salmon Basin.

Project actions to aid project managers include: 1) collecting surface water, groundwater, soil moisture, and water quality data, 2) analyzing spatiotemporal trends in the data and presenting findings to the USBWP Tech Team 3) updating and running the Lemhi River Basin Hydrologic Model to assess the hydrology and habitat implications of projects.

Project Benefit    


This work supports the overarching objective to improve salmonid recovery efforts in the Upper Salmon Basin by measuring and analyzing streamflow and streamwater temperature, two of the limiting factors to salmon recovery. Salmonid habitat suitability is also dependent upon stream stage, flow rate, geomorphic conditions, substrate distribution, and riparian conditions according to the 2019 Upper Salmon Subbasin Habitat Integrated Rehabilitation Assessment (IRA). As such, this project supplies data and analyses that can be used to evaluate the efficacy of both ongoing and potential future salmonid habitat improvement efforts and water transactions projects. Additionally, as a member of the Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Program (USBWP) Technical Team, IDWR aims to provide technical expertise and advisement on all matters concerning the hydrogeology of the Upper Salmon Basin.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 183.90

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$218,076
Other$110,800
Report Total:$328,876


Project Map



Worksites

Lemhi Basin    


  • Worksite Identifier: Lemhi Basin
  • Start Date: 04/01/2022
  • End Date: 03/31/2023
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.187125
  • Longitude: -113.89165

ESU

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

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Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding .00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored
      •      . . . . E.1.c.8 Water quality monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.8.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) of stream monitored for water quality
      •      . . . . E.1.c.9 Water quantity (flow) monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.9.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for water quantity (flow) monitoring
      •      . . . . E.1.c.15 Intensively monitored watershed (IMW)Y (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.15.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) of stream or streambank monitored
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.15.c # acres (to nearest 0.1 acre) monitored
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
      •      . . E.2 ResearchY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . E.2.a Research Funding
        •      . . . . E.2.b.1 Modeling and data analysisY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . E.2.b.1.a
            Key issues addressed by modeling and data analysis research
        •      . . . . E.2.b.8 Climate change studiesY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . E.2.b.8.a
            Key issues addressed by climate change study

Upper Salmon Basin    


  • Worksite Identifier: Upper Salmon Basin
  • Start Date: 04/01/2022
  • End Date: 03/31/2023
Area Description

No Area Description data was found for this worksite.

Location Information

  • Basin: Salmon
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: Idaho
  • Recovery Domain: Interior Columbia
  • Latitude: 45.312829
  • Longitude: -113.86318

ESU

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

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding .00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored
      •      . . . . E.1.c.8 Water quality monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.8.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) of stream monitored for water quality
      •      . . . . E.1.c.9 Water quantity (flow) monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.9.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for water quantity (flow) monitoring
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program