WWFlow Walla Walla Basin Integrated Flow Enhancement Study
Project Year: 2014 - Present
 
 

 

Project Description   

The Walla Walla Basin-wide Instream Flow Enhancement Study (the Study) will identify and evaluate strategies to increase stream flows in the Walla Walla River.  These strategies will address the following problem:

“There is a need for increased stream flow in the Walla Walla Basin for native fish, while maintaining the long-term viability of and water availability for irrigated agriculture, residential, and urban use.”

 

Specifically, the study intends to:

      • Improve Walla Walla River stream flows to support harvestable populations of native fish species;
      • Ensure no net loss for water right holders leaving all, or a portion, of their Walla Walla River and tributary water rights in stream for fish;
      • Identify and prioritize actions to achieve stream flow targets;
      • Complete feasibility analyses of actions;
      • Complete initial engineering designs of high priority actions;
      • Identify how to solve the cross-boundary flow protection dilemma; and
      • If funds allow, implement one or more actions.

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP)

Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council (WWBWC)

Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13 (GFID)

Walla Walla River Irrigation District (WWRID)

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)

Hudson Bay District Improvement Company (HBDIC)

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR)

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)

Fruitvale Water Users Association (FWUA)

City of Milton-Freewater, Oregon

City of Walla Walla, Washington

Kooskooskie Commons

Lowden Consolidated Ditches*

Tri-State Steelheaders*

* Indicates entities that have been asked to join the WWBIFES

Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership (WWWMP)

Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council (WWBWC)

Walla Walla County Conservation District (WWWCD)

Columbia County Conservation District (CCCD)*

Umatilla County Soil and Water Conservation District (UCSWC)*

Trout Unlimited*

Oregon Water Ressources Department (OWRD)

Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE)

US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)*

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)*

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ)*

* Indicates entities that have been asked to join the WWBIFES

Umatilla County Commissioners*

Walla Walla County Commissioners*

Columbia County Commissioners*

The Freshwater Trust*

Washington Water Trust

Snake River Salmon Recovery Board

Nation Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)*

US Representative and Senate Staff*

State Representative and Senate Staff*

Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA)*

US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE)*

Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)*

* Indicates entities that have been asked to join the WWBIFES

 

Phase 1 OCR Grant

Meeting Documents

 Meeting Date  Meeting Documents
  April 8th, 2014

Meeting Agenda

  October 9th, 2014

Meeting Agenda

  November 20th, 2014

Meeting Agenda

  December 10th, 2014 Meeting Agenda
  Meeting Attendence Sheet
  February 12th, 2015 Meeting Agenda
  Meeting Attendence Sheet
  November 13th, 2015 Meeting Agenda
  Meeting Attendence Sheet

 

Projects & Documents

 Document Name   Download Documents
  Task 1: Assessment of Current Conditions  
  Task 2: Update SW/GW Model

Click here to Download Development Report

Click here to Download Scenarios Report

  Task 3: Model Existing Conditions
  Task 4: Develop Broad-Scale Strategies

Click here to Download Report

Water Projects Review Table

  Task 5: Design and Implment Newly Identified Projects

Click here for Phase 1 Report

Click here for Phase 2 Report

Click here for Phase 3 Report

Click here for Phase 1 & 3 Cost Breakdown

GFID Upper Canal Design & Cost Estimate

  Task 6: Assess Mainstem Walla Walla River Metering

Click here to Download Report 

  Task 7: Identify Preferred Flow Protection Solution Click here to Download Report

 

Phase 2 OCR Grant

Meeting Documents

 Meeting Date  Meeting Documents
  January 27th, 2016

Meeting Agenda

Signed Attendance Sheet

Strategic Plan Schedule

Draft Project Proposal and Evaluation Template (pdf)

Draft Project Proposal and Evaluation Template (word)

Proposed Steering Committee Ground Rules (pdf)

Proposed Steering Committee Ground Rules (word)

Updated Steering Committee Ground Rules Version 2 (word)

Strategic Plan Summary (from November mtg)

Strategic Plan Schedule - Version 1 (pdf)

Proposed Technical Workgroups (pdf)

Proposed Technical Workgroups (word)

   April 15th, 2016 Meeting Agenda
Strategic Plan Schedule (April Version) (.pdf)
Draft Plan Manager RFP with Track Changes (.docx)
Technical Work Groups Memberships (Version 6) (.docx)
Ground Rules - Clean Version (.docx)
Ground Rules - Track Changes Version (.docx)
   
July 21st, 2016 Meeting Agenda (pdf)
  Meeting Agenda with Notes (via Dan Haller) (pdf)
  Draft SC Ground Rules - April 15th, 2016 Version (pdf)
  Draft WWBIFES SC Membership Invitation Letter (pdf)
  WRIA 32 Water Supply and Demand Forecast & Flow Restoration Targets
  October 11th, 2016 Meeting Agenda (pdf)
  DRAFT - 10% WWBIFES Summary Report (pdf)
  Meeting Notes (via Dan Haller) (pdf)
  February 9th, 2017 Meeting Agenda (pdf)
  Meeting Minutes (pdf)
   
  August 3rd, 2017 Meeting Agenda (pdf)
  Meeting Minutes (pdf)
  Meeting Attendance Sheet (pdf)
Project Criteria and Rating Descriptions (pdf)
Project Criteria and Rating Desciptions (Word)
River Seepage Assumptions and Estimates Table (pdf)
Project Pairing Alternatives Summary Forms (pdf)
  Project Pairing Alternatives Summary (pdf)
Project Pairing Workbook (Excel)
Project Pairing Workbook Guide (pdf)
Walla Walla River Exchange Model - Reduced Seepage (Excel)
 

 

Projects & Documents

 Document Name  Download Documents
  Phase 2 Contract Click here to download Phase 2 Contract
Phase 2 Project List and Budget

Click here to download Project List

Task 1: Project Management
Task 2: Climate Change Scenarios (Model) Click here to download Model Report
Task 3: Columbia River Pump Exchange

Click here for Phase 1 Report

Click here for Phase 2 Report

Click here for Phase 3 Report

Click here for Phase 1 & 3 Cost Breakdown

Task 4: WWRID Legal Liability Analysis for SAR
Task 5: Eastside ASR Pumping Test

DRAFT - Eastside Pumping Test Technical Memo (pdf)

DRAFT - Eastside Pumping Test Appendices (pdf)

Task 6: WA Basalt ASR/ARR Assessment

WA Basalt ASR - Technical Memo (pdf)

ASR Permitting Memo (pdf)

WA ASR Well Selection Memo (pdf)

Task 7: Telemetry Infrastructure Near Real-Time Flow Gauge at GFID Diversion
Task 8: Large Surface Storage Options

See Surface Storage TWG below for USACOE Report

Task 9: SAR Site Operations and Monitoring 2016 WA AR Annual Report (pdf)
Task 10: Design Small Scale Upper Basin Reservoir  Project Cut - No Report
Task 11: Complete Fisheries Assessment
Task 12: Surface and Groundwater Monitoring Network Surface Water Monitoring
Groundwater Monitoring
Task 13: Strategic Implementation Planning DRAFT - 10% Summary Report

 

Draft Project Summaries          

 Project Name   TWG  Download Project Proposal and Evaluation Form
  Bergevin Williams/Old Lowden Consolidation & Piping WA Conservation

Download Project Proposal Template

City of Walla Walla Water Infrastructure WA Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
Drought Response Strategy - Critical Low Flow Plan WA Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
GFID Upper Canal Piping WA Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
GFID Past Piping WA Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
Incentive Based Projects WA Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
Lowden 2, Mud Creek 7, Garden City Consolidation & Piping WA Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
Flood Irrigation to Pivot Conversions WA Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
GFID Pump-back Loop WA Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
Telemetry Expansion WA & OR Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
White Ditch Piping OR Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
Huffman/Richartz Piping OR Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
Hyline Piping OR Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
  Eastside Ditch Piping OR Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
  Milton Ditch Piping OR Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
  Powell Ditch Piping OR Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
  On-farm Efficiency - WWRID OR Conservation Download Project Proposal Template
CR Exchange - IRZ 100 cfs Columbia River Exchange Download Project Proposal Template
CR Exchange - IRZ Lower 200 cfs Columbia River Exchange Download Project Proposal Template
CR Exchange - IRZ Middle 200 cfs Columbia River Exchange Download Project Proposal Template
CR Exchange - IRZ Upper 200 cfs Columbia River Exchange Download Project Proposal Template
Reservoir - Pine Creek 33.1k Surface Water Storage Download Project Proposal Template
Reservoir - Pine Creek 45.8k    Surface Water Storage Download Project Proposal Template
Reservoir - Pine Creek 65k Surface Water Storage Download Project Proposal Template
Reservoir - Tiger Canyon Surface Water Storage Download Project Proposal Template
MAR - No MAR MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template
MAR - Current MAR MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template
MAR - Increased MAR MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template
MAR - Maximum MAR MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template
  MAR - 4xMAR - 50cfs WWR Bypass MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template
  MAR - 7xMAR - 50cfs WWR Bypass MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template
  ASR - Eastside ASR/MAR  MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template
ASR - Alluvial Source to Replace Alluvial Irrigation MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template
ASR - Alluvial Source for Direct Instream Flow Improvement MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template
ASR - Alluvial Source to Replace Surface Diversion MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template
ASR - Surface Source to Replace Surface Diversion MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template
ASR - Surface Source for Direct Instream Flow Improvement MAR/ASR Download Project Proposal Template

 

 

Project Pairing Alternatives

 Alternative Name   Download Documents
  Alternative 1: Large Columbia River Exchange Alternative 1 Spreadsheet (Excel)
Alternative 1 Spreadsheet (PDF)
Alternative 1 Scoring Sheet (Word)
Project Summary - Columbia River Pump Exchange
Alternative 2: Large Columbia River Exchange with Misc Projects Alternative 2 Spreadsheet (Excel)
Alternative 2 Spreadsheet (PDF)
Alternative 2 Scoring Sheet (Word)
Project Summary - Columbia River Pump Exchange
Project Summary - Maximum MAR
Project Summary - ASR (multiple)
Telemetry Report
Alternative 3: Medium Pine Creek Storage Alternative 3 Spreadsheet (Excel)
Alternative 3 Spreadsheet (PDF)
Alternative 3 Scoring Sheet (Word)
Project Summary - Pine Creek 37.5
Alternative 4: Small Pine Creek Storage with Misc Projects Alternative 4 Spreadsheet (Excel)
Alternative 4 Spreadsheet (PDF)
Alternative 4 Scoring Sheet (Word)
Project Summary - Pine Creek 37.5
Project Summary - Maximum MAR
Project Summary - ASR (multiple)
Telemetry Report
Alternative 5: Small Pine Creek Storage with Medium Columbia River Exchange Alternative 5 Spreadsheet (Excel)
Alternative 5 Spreadsheet (PDF)
Alternative 5 Scoring Sheet (Word)
Project Summary - Pine Creek 37.5
Project Summary - Lower CR Exchange 100 cfs

 


 

Technical Work Groups  

Please see Project Description above for names and accornyms

 

Water Conservation and Infrastructure (Oregon) Technical Work Group

Meetings  Meeting Date Meeting Documents
   No Meetings Have Occured See Project Summaries above
     
     

 

TWG Membership Entity Representatives
  WWBWC Brian Wolcott 
  WWRID Teresa Kilmer (Chair) and Ron Brown 
  HBDIC Ray Williams, Tim DeRuwe, John Zerba and Jon Brough 
  CTUIR Anton Chiono and David Haire
  OWRD Greg Silbernagel
  FWUA Ralph Perkins
  ODFW Bill Duke

 

Conservation and Infrastructure (Washington) Technical Work Group

Meetings  Meeting Date Meeting Documents
  No Meetings Have Occured See Project Summaries above
     
     

 

TWG Membership Entity Representatives
  WWCCD Renee Hadley (Chair)
  GFID Travis and Mike Ingham 
  Lowden Consolidated Ditches*  
  CTUIR Anton Chiono and David Haire
  WWWMP Chris Hyland and Ross Hiat
  WDFW Mark Wachtel

 

Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) Technical Work Group

Documents & Meetings  Document Names Download Documents
 RFP for ASR Assessment

Published RFP for ASR Assessment

WA Basalt ASR Preliminary Assessment WA ASR Permitting Memo (pdf)
WA ASR Technical Memo (pdf)
WA ASR Well Memo (pdf)
Eastside ASR Pumping Tests Assessment

Draft Eastside Report - June 2016 (pdf)

Draft Eastside Report - June 2017 (pdf)

Draft Eastside Report Appendices - June 2017 (pdf)

MAR Coarse Screening Matrix Download MAR Coarse Screening Matrix
ASR Coarse Screening Matrix Download ASR Coarse Screening Matrix
MAR/ASR Summary Table Download Summary Table of MAR/ASR Projects
MAR/ASR Summary Map Summary Map for MAR/ASR Projects
  August 2nd, 2017 1-3pm Meeting Agenda

 

TWG Membership Entity Representatives
  WWBWC Steven Patten (Chair)
WWRID Teresa Kilmer and Ron Brown 
HBDIC Ray Williams and Jon Brough 
GFID Travis and Mike Ingham
Lowden Consolidated Ditches*
FWUA Ralph Perkins
CTUIR Kate Ely and David Haire
OWRD Greg Silbernagel
WDOE Guy Gregory
WDFW Dave Karl
City of Walla Walla     Frank Nicholson and Jim Barrow
Kooskooskie Commons Judith Johnson

 


Surface Water Storage Technical Work Group

Meetings  Meeting Date Meeting Documents
  April 15th, 2016 (or later if needed)  Draft Project Evaluation Template (.docx)
  Reservoir TWG First Steps (.docx)
Pine Creek Reservoir Assessment Scope of Work (.docx)
Potential Reservoir Locations - 45 Sites (.pdf)
Reservoir Site Assessment Scope of Work (.docx)
Storage Site Assessment Matrix (.pdf)
Storage Site Characteristics (.pdf) 
  July 12th, 2016 USACE 21 Storage Site (pdf)
  USACE 45 Potential Reservoir Sites (pdf)
  USACE 7 Storage Site Characterisitics (pdf)
  USACE Pine Creek Dam Hydrology Info (pdf)
  Reservoir Site Criteria (pdf)
  Meeting Notes (from Brian Wolcott) (pdf)
  September 15th, 2016 Meeting Agenda
  Pine Creek Reservoir Map
  Coarse Screen Matrix
  Reservoir Site Assessment SOW
  Meeting Notes (from Brian Wolcott)
November 8th, 2016 DRAFT - Water Availibility and Water Demand 
     

 

2013 DRAFT USACE WWR Basin No Action Report Draft No Action Report - Jan 2013
Appendix A - Hydrology
Appendix B1 - Columbia River Exchange
  Appendix B1 - Exhibits
Appendix B2 - Irrigation Efficiency
Appendix B3 - Off Channel Storage
Appendix B4 - Cost Reduction Analysis
Appendix B5 - Construction Cost Estimates
Appendix C - Socio Economics
Appendix G - Real-Estate Plan
Appendix H - Biological Benefits
Appendix I - Water, Law and Water Rights Aquisition

 

TWG Membership Entity Representatives
  WWBWC Brian Wolcott (Chair)
WWRID Teresa Kilmer and Ron Brown 
HBDIC Ray Williams, Tim DeRuwe and Jon Brough 
GFID Travis and Mike Ingham
Lowden Consolidated Ditches*
CTUIR Gary James and David Haire
OWRD Greg Silbernagel and Mike Ladd
WDOE Eric Hartwig
ODFW Bill Duke
WDFW Mark Wachtel
Snake River Salmon Recovery Board Steve Martin
US Army Corps of Engineers*
US Bureau of Reclamation*  

 

Columbia River Pump Exchange Technical Work Group 

Meetings  Meeting Date Meeting Documents
Columbia River Exchage Alternatives

CRE Alternatives - 2016-08-11

See Project Summaries for CRE Projects

     
     

 

TWG Membership Entity Representatives
  WWBWC Brian Wolcott (Chair)
  WWRID Teresa Kilmer and Ron Brown 
  HBDIC Ray Williams, Tim DeRuwe and Jon Brough 
  GFID Travis and Mike Ingham
  Lowden Consolidated Ditches*  
  WWCCD Renee Hadley
  CTUIR Brian Zimmerman and Chris Marks
  OWRD Greg Silbernagel and Mike Ladd
  WDOE Guy Gregory
  WDFW Mark Wachtel
  ODFW Bill Duke

 

Water Right Management and Transactions Technical Work Group

Meetings  Meeting Date Meeting Documents
   No Meetings Scheduled  
     
     

 

TWG Membership Entity Representatives
  WWRID Teresa Kilmer and Ron Brown 
HBDIC John Zerba 
GFID Mike Ingham
Lowden Consolidated Ditches*
WWWMP Chris Hyland and Ross Hiat
CTUIR Anton Chiono (Chair) and Chris Marks
OWRD Greg Silbernagel
WDFW Jonathan Kohr
WDOE Eric Hartwig
Washington Water Trust Kristina Ribellia

 

Legal Technical Work Group

Meetings  Meeting Date Meeting Documents
   Draft Bi-State Protection Memo

Draft Protection Memo - 2016-05-23

Protection Memo Alternatives Chart

     
     

 

TWG Membership Entity Representatives
  WWBWC Brian Wolcott 
  WWWMP Chris Hyland and Ross Hiat
  WWRID Teresa Kilmer
  HBDIC Ray Williams
  GFID Mike Ingham
  CTUIR Chris Marks (Chair)
  OWRD Mike Ladd
  WDOE Guy Gregory and Eric Hartwig

 

 

 

Planning Advisory Technical Work Group

Meetings  Meeting Date Meeting Documents
  February 18th, 2016  
DRAFT Scope of Work for Climate Change Model Scenario

Draft SOW with Budget

OCR Task 2 Contract

  August 30th, 2016 Work Flow (jpeg)
  Updated Gantt Chart #2
  Strategic Plan Schedule (updated)
  Updated Task Table
     

 

TWG Membership Entity Representatives
  Walla Walla River Irrigation District Ron Brown
Hudson Bay District Improvement Company Ray Williams
Gardena Farms Irrigation District #13 Mike Ingham
Kooskooskie Commons Judith Johnson
Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership Chris Hyland
Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council Brian Wolcott
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation Chris Marks (Chair)

 

 

Contacts & Partners   Name  Role  Organization
  Chris Hyland Co-Leader WWWMP
  Brian Wolcott Co-Leader WWBWC 
       

 

 Grants & Funding  Organization  Contract #  Funding Amount
  Washington Department of Ecology (Office of Columbia River) G1400656 $220,000 (Phase 1)
  Washington Department of Ecology (Office of Columbia River) WROCR-VER1-WaWWMP-00004 $542,000 (Phase 2)

 

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