Yakima Dams Fish Passage Study

The Bureau of Reclamation is leading a cooperative investigation with the Yakama Nation, state and Federal agencies, and others, to study the feasibility of providing fish passage at the five large storage dams of the Yakima Project. These dams—Bumping Lake, Kachess, Keechelus, Cle Elum, and Tieton—were never equipped with fish passage facilities. Four of the five reservoirs were originally natural lakes and historically supported Native American fisheries for sockeye salmon and other anadromous and resident fish.

Implementation of passage features at the dams has the potential to reintroduce sockeye salmon to the watershed; to increase populations of upper basin steelhead, coho salmon, and Chinook salmon; restore life history and genetic diversity of salmon; and reconnect isolated populations of bull trout. More >>

Final Documents
08/2011 Reclamation Announces Record of Decision for Cle Elum Fish Passage Final Environmental Impact Statement HTML
08/2011 Cle Elum Fish Passage Facilities and Fish Reintroduction Project Record of Decision PDF 837 kb
Planning Reports
04/2011 Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage Facilities and Fish Reintroduction Project Final Environmental Impact Statement HTML
04/2011 Final Planning Report Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage Facilities HTML
01/2010 Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage Facilities and Fish Reintroduction Project Draft EIS | News Release HTML
09/2008 Cle Elum and Bumping Lake Dams Fish Passage Facilities Planning Report - Draft PDF 5.69 mb
04/2005 Phase I Assessment Report Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-001 HTML
Supporting Technical Reports
07/2009 Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage Facility Value Planning Report PDF 3.20 mb
01/2008 Cle Elum and Bumping Lake Dams Fish Passage Facilities Biology Appendix Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-012 PDF 2.76 mb
03/2007 Assessment of Sockeye Salmon Production Potential in the Bumping River Basin Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-010 PDF 1.85 mb
03/2007 Assessment of Sockeye Salmon Production Potential in the Cle Elum River Basin Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-008 PDF 2.05 mb
03/2007 Coho Salmon Production Potential in the Bumping River Basin Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-009 PDF 1.79 mb
03/2007 Coho Salmon Production Potential in the Cle Elum River Basin Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-007 PDF 466 kb
03/2007 Physical, Chemical, and Biological Characteristics of Cle Elum and Bumping Lakes Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-005 PDF 1.02 mb
02/2005 Fisheries Reintroduction Plan Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-003 PDF 1.62 mb
01/2005 Stream Macroinvertebrate Surveys in the Cle Elum and Bumping River Watersheds Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-002 PDF 2.38 mb
Cle Elum Dam Interim Fish Passage Documents
06/2015 Sockeye Smolt Outmigration at Cle Elum Dam PDF 2.79 mb
12/2010 Cle Elum Dam Interim Fish Passage Operations 2009 Annual Report Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-015 PDF 154 kb
04/2009 Cle Elum Dam Interim Fish Passage Operations 2008 Annual Report Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-014 PDF 361 kb
05/2008 Cle Elum Dam Interim Fish Passage Operations 2007 Annual Report Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-013 PDF 661 kb
12/2006 Cle Elum Dam Interim Fish Passage Operations 2006 Annual Report Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-011 PDF 1.84 mb
  Appendix A: PIT Tag Data PDF 220 kb
10/2005 Cle Elum Juvenile PIT Tag Fish Bypass System Technical Series No. PN-YDFP-004 PDF 2.07 mb


Contact

Joel Hubble
(509) 575-5848 x371
fishpassage@usbr.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
Pacific Northwest Region
Columbia-Cascades Area Office
1917 Marsh Road
Yakima, WA 98901-2058


Last Updated: 10/14/15