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Title: Yakima Basin Fish Passage Project, Phase 2

Implementation of the Yakima Basin Fish Passage Project -- Phase 2 would significantly improve the production of anadromous fish in the Yakima River system. The project would provide offsite mitigation and help to compensate for lower Columbia River hydroelectric fishery losses. The Phase 2 screens would allow greater numbers of juvenile anadromous fish to survive. As a consequence, there would be higher returns of adult salmon and steelhead to the Yakima River. The proposed action would play an integral part in the overall Yakima River anadromous fish enhancement program (fish passage improvement, habitat enhancement, hatchery production increases, and harvest management). These would be environmental benefits associated with implementation of the Fish Passage and Protective Facilities Phase 2 Project. Based on the evaluation presented in this assessment, there would be no significant adverse environmental impacts if the proposed action was carried forward. No significant adverse environmental effects have been identified from construction and operation of the Yakima Phase 2 fish passage project. Proper design and implementation of the project will ensure no adverse effects will occur. Based on the information in this environmental analysis, BPA's and Reclamation's proposal to construct these facilities does not constitute a major Federal action that couldmore » significantly affect the quality of the human environment. 8 refs., 4 figs., 6 tabs.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5137718
Report Number(s):
DOE/BP-1692; DOE/EA--0458
ON: DE92000908
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Bureau of Reclamation, Boise, ID (United States). Pacific Northwest Region
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; ANADROMOUS FISHES; MIGRATION; COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN; PRODUCTIVITY; FISH PASSAGE FACILITIES; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; HYDROELECTRIC POWER; ADULTS; BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; FISHERIES; HABITAT; JUVENILES; MITIGATION; MONITORING; OPTIMIZATION; POPULATION DYNAMICS; SALMON; TROUT; AGE GROUPS; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; ELECTRIC POWER; ENERGY SOURCES; FISHES; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; POWER; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; SIMULATION; US DOE; US ORGANIZATIONS; VERTEBRATES; WATERSHEDS 130600* -- Hydro Energy-- Environmental Aspects