Lower Wenatchee River Flow Enhancement Project
#09-1623 #09-1623
 Wenatchee Sub-basin Lower Wenatchee Lower Wenatchee River Flow Enhancement Project
Organization Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board Lead Entity
Sponsor Trout Unlimited Inc.
Status Completed
Schedule Start Date: 12/10/2009 End Date: 10/21/2013
Priority 1
Category Category: Restoration
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DESCRIPTION
The current project scope includes pumping water from a new surface diversion adjacent to the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers and delivering the water under pressure to shareholders on the north side of the river. This will be made possible by transferring authority and responsibility of service to PWUA south side users to Regional Water Supply (Regional). That said, due to the scale and cost of this project, the project scope has changed significantly over the past year, but the current plan for the north side pump-back now has concurrence from the PWUA board and Regional Water Supply. The nature of the problem this project addresses is low instream flow in the lower Wenatchee River and fish passage at the current diversion side channel. The protection of instream flow aims to improve the natural geomorphic river processes and addresses the root of problems in the Wenatchee River. Peak water use in the Wenatchee River is during the dry summer months when there is little or no precipitation to help meet water demand. A majority of water withdrawn from the Wenatchee River from April to October each year is withdrawn by irrigation districts. There are 4 major irrigation districts in the Wenatchee River which provide irrigation water most agricultural lands, covering several thousand service acres. Instream flow is a limiting factor in the Wenatchee River and this project will help improve flow conditions, particularly from August through October
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FUNDING SOURCES
FUNDING ENTRIES FROM GRANT PROJECT AGREEMENT
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
RequestedTrout Unlimited Inc.Match$167,500.00
RequestedRecreation and Conservation OfficeSalmon State Projects$167,500.00
Allocated08/05/2013Recreation and Conservation OfficeSalmon Federal Projects$513,400.00
Allocated08/05/2013Trout Unlimited Inc.Match$523,822.00
Spent10/21/2013Recreation and Conservation OfficeSalmon Federal Projects-$513,400.00
Spent10/21/2013Trout Unlimited Inc.Match-$523,822.00
Grant Project Agreement Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
$3,467,842.00 $335,000.00 $1,037,222.00 $1,037,222.00 $0.00
OTHER FUNDING (Funding that is NOT in a grant project agreement)
TypeDateFunding OrgFunding ProgramMatchAmount
Other Funding Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
Grand Totals Proposed Requested Allocated Spent Balance
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LOCATION
Legislative District 2022:12
Sections:28
County:Chelan
Chinook-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Upper Columbia River Spring, Wenatchee River, Endangered
Chinook2-Pop (ESU):Chinook-Upper Columbia River Summer/Fall, Not Warranted
HUC12:Nahahum Canyon-Wenatchee River (170200110708)
Steelhead-Pop (ESU):Steelhead-Upper Columbia River, Wenatchee River, Threatened
Township:T23NR20E
Lead Entity Area:Upper Columbia
Salmon Recovery Regions:Upper Columbia River
City Areas:Wenatchee
WRIA:Wenatchee
HUC8:Wenatchee (17020011)
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ACTIVITY-INSTREAM FLOW PROJECT PCSRF
Cfs (Cubic Feet Per Second) Of Water Conserved
253%
38 Actual
15 Planned
Cu Feet per Sec
Change In Water Flow
255%
38.27 Actual
15 Planned
Cu Feet per Sec
Miles Of Stream 'Protected' For Adequate Flow
93%
7 Actual
7.5 Planned
Miles
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