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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
 
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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
     
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Supporting Technical Reports
07/2009 Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage Facility Value Planning Report PDF 3.20 mb
01/2008 Cle Elem 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
 
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Cle Elum Dam Interim Fish Passage Documents
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 (Excel file) XLS 185 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 Update: August 26, 2011 9:17 AM

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