Klamath Basin Area

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C Canal Flume Replacement Reclamation proposes to: 1) authorize the Klamath Irrigation District (KID) to replace the existing above-ground C Flume structure with a buried pipe facility, and 2) advance funds and enter into a repayment contract with KID to cover the costs of corresponding construction costs. Finding of No Significant Impact signed on 12/15/2015
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for KBAO for 2015 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2015 for our Klamath Basin Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for Klamath Basin Office 2017 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2017 for our Klamath Basin Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources.
Categorical Exclusion Checklists for Klamath Basin Office for 2016 Attached are completed Categorical Exclusion Checklists (CECs) for 2016 for our Klamath Basin Area Office. A CEC excludes certain categories of Federal actions from further NEPA documentation because these categories of actions have been determined in a public process to have no significant affect on the environment nor do they involve unresolved conflicts concerning alternative uses of available resources. None
Cottonwood Creek Crossing Upgrade Project Final EA/FONSI The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to provide funding to the Northern California Resource Center to implement the activities as described in the Klamath Basin Restoration Program Grant # 07FG200133 entitled Cottonwood Creek R-Ranch Fish Passage Improvement and the subject EA. The Project would consist of the removal of an existing low water ford and placement of a single span prefabricated bridge. Final FONSI signed October 2011
Draft EA - Horsefly Irrigation District WaterSMART Grant: Horsely and Somers Canal Piping Project Under the Proposed Action Alternative, Reclamation would provide $236,360 to Horsefly Irrigation District for the installation of pipe along sections of two canals and across a cultivated field; Horsely Canal, a farmed field adjacent to Horsely Canal, and Somers Canal. The purpose o f the project is to address seepage and evaporation losses that are occurring along existing open-unlined irrigation district canals. Final EA and FONSI posted
Final FONSI/EA, Enhancement of Overwinter Rearing Habitat in McGarvey Creek Reclamation proposes to provide funding to the Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program (YTFP) to implement the activities as described in the Klamath Basin Restoration Program Grant # 10AP20084. The Project would consist of the installation of approximately 15 complex wood jams, construction of a 550 foot alcove, and stabilization of approximately 2,000 feet of road. Implementation of the proposed project provides the opportunity to restore low gradient and off-channel habitats that have the potential to provide a significant amount of complex, diverse, and productive rearing habitat for natal and non-natal salmonids, especially Klamath Basin Coho. The proposed project activities would aid in meeting the restoration priorities identified for lower McGarvey Creek. Final FONSI/EA signed June 14, 2011
Five-Year Contracts for Conveyance of Non-Project Water within Klamath Project Irrigation Facilities - Contract Years 2018 - 2022 Reclamation proposes to enter into contracts to allow irrigation districts and/or individuals to convey and/or exchange non-project water through Klamath Project facilities to the extent such excess capacity exists. The proposed contract term would be for five years or less, expiring no later than 2022. Draft FONSI and EA available for review from February 9, 2018 to COB February 23, 2018.
Horsefly Irrigation District WaterSMART Grant: Dairy and Yonna Canals Piping Project Under the Proposed Action Alternative, Reclamation would provide $185,800 of WaterSMART Grant funding to HID for the installation of pipe at three distinct sites: Yonna Canal, Dairy Canal southern segment, and Dairy Canal northern segment. Pipe would be installed along approximately 5,280 feet of open canal and approximately 1,160 feet across a cultivated field. The Project would conserve water by eliminating seepage and evaporation. EA completed and FONSI signed on November 10, 2016.
Installation of Stream-width PIT Tag Interrogation Systems in McGarvey Creek, Lower Klamath River Sub-Basin EA Reclamation proposes to provide funding to the Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program (YTFP) to install stream-width PIT tag interrogation systems to assess nonnatal rearing patterns and distance of upstream non-natal migrations of juvenile coho in McGarvey Creek, Lower Klamath River Sub-basin. Operating the PIT tag interrogation systems in conjunction with upstream and downstream migrant trapping will substantially improve the ability to document migration patterns, habitat use, distance of upstream migration, estimate the number of smolts emigrating from McGarvey Creek and survival of natal and non-natal populations of Klamath Basin Coho. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 9, 2011.
Klamath Irrigation District C-Drop Hydroelectric Project Final EA and FONSI The Bureau of Reclamation proposes to grant a LOPP to Klamath Irrigation District (KID) for development of a new hydroelectric generating plant at C-Drop on C-Canal. KID is located within Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region, Klamath Project, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. A LOPP is a congressionally authorized alternative to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing for hydroelectric power development. A LOPP grants to a non-Federal entity the right to utilize, consistent with Klamath Project purposes, water power head or storage at and/or operationally in conjunction with the C-Drop, for non- Federal electric power generation and sale by the entity. Draft FONSI and EA available for review August 29, 2011. Final FONSI and EA signed October 10, 2011.
Klamath Project Internal Water Transfers Reclamation proposes to approve Klamath Project water transfers between contractors for lands within the delivery area of the Project to optimize the use of limited Project water supplies brought on by the fourth consecutive year of drought. This would allow the potential irrigation of up to 72,000 acres of irrigable lands (approximately 42 percent of total Project acres) which would otherwise be idled or irrigated though means other than with Project water supplies. FONSI released.
Klamath Tributary Coho Rearing Habitat Enhancement Project Klamath Basin Restoration Program Grant #R10AP20080 Salmon River Restoration Council Reclamation proposes to provide the Klamath Basin Restoration Program grant funding to the Salmon River Restoration Council to to install brush bundles and woody debris at specific off-channel habitat locations within the Salmon River subbasin. The project is needed: (1) to enhance 50 percent or more in-stream cover to aid in increasing riparian shade, vegetation health and overall winter and summer rearing habitats for coho salmon within the Salmon River subbasin; and (2) to asses and analyze habitat conditions and fish response, both pre and post installation of materials, for the purpose of influencing and prioritizing future site specific treatments. FONSI signed on November 20, 2012.
Langell Valley Irrigation District Tree Removal Project The Bureau of Reclamation is proposing to approve the removal of mature trees on approximately 7.47 miles of Klamath Project (Project) facilities within Langell Valley Irrigation District. The Environmental Assessment is available for public review and comment from November 24, 2015 to December 8, 2015. FONSI signed on February 9, 2016.
Lower French Creek Off-Channel Habitat Development Project The Bureau of Reclamation would fund the Lower French Creek Off-Channel Habitat Development Project as part of the 2016 Klamath River Coho Restoration Grant Program which was proposed by Reclamation as a conservation measure and identified in the "Biological Opinions on the Effects of Proposed Klamath Project Operations from May 31, 2013 through March 31, 2023, on Five Federally Listed Threatened and Endangered Species". The Siskiyou Resource Conservation District would administer the grant leading to the construction of an off-channel pond with coarse woody debris structures and associated vegetation in the floodplain of the lower French Creek. The Proposed Action would occur on private land located on river right of lower French Creek in a floodplain depression, 0.5 mile upstream from French Creek?s confluence with the Scott River. French Creek is a Key Stream in the Scott River watershed that supports a high density of adult and juvenile Southern-Oregon Northern California Coast coho salmon on an annual basis. EA completed and FONSI signed on October 7, 2016.
Lower Klamath River Sub-Basin Upslope Sedimentation Prevention Project EA Reclamation proposes to provide funding to the Yurok Tribal Watershed Restoration Program as a cost share with the California Department of Fish and Game). The purpose of the Proposed Action is to decommission approximately one mile of road owned by Green Diamond Resource Company. Additional erosion control measures would also be applied to the road and the stream crossings associated with the road. The action is needed reduce the potential for delivery of sediment to prime spawning and rearing habitat for coho salmon and to prevent the erosion of natural stream channels due to an increased flow volume. FONSI signed and final EA completed on February 9, 2011.
Malone Dam Repair Repayment Contract Reclamation is proposing to enter into a repayment contract with Langell Valley Irrigation District to address needed maintenance on Malone Dam. Categorical Exclusion Checklist signed on March 14, 2017
On-Project Plan for the Klamath Reclamation Project The environmental documentation will evaluate the proposed On-Project Plan as a solution for aligning water supply and demand within Reclamation?s Klamath Project. The proposed OPP is a component of the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement. Notice of Intent to prepare the EIS/EIR published on June 10, 2014. Scoping meetings held on June 24 and 25, 2014. Comments on NOI due July 15, 2014.
Shasta River Water Association WaterSMART Grant: Irrigation Water Measurement and Billing Accounting System The proposed project includes upgrades to the irrigation delivery infrastructure, installation of new electronic equipment to control and measure flows more accurately, and implementation of a new conservation billing system. The improvements would be accomplished by installing new concrete structures with head gates for water control within the SRWA owned canal system. Water from the pump station on the Shasta River would be conveyed through these new structures to over 100 irrigation users within the Association. The project is expected to result in a savings of 1,560 acre-feet annually, and conserved water will stay in the Shasta River for instream benefits and downstream users. Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact available.