||The request was not implemented as required. The reservoirs have been
refilled to the following elevations during week of September 8-15:
Ice Harbor to elevation of 439.3 ft (normal full pool is at 440 ft);
Lower Monumental to elevation of 539.3 ft (normal full pool is at 540
ft); Little Goose to elevation of 636.8 ft (normal full pool is at 638
ft) and Lower Granite to elevation of 737.8 ft (normal full pool is
738 ft). However the reservoirs have not been operated to their upper
foot operating range as required during the end of September, and first
three weeks of October, while the adult migration was still significant.
In September, Ice Harbor was operated in range of 438.5 ft-439.3 ft;
Little Goose was operated in range of 637.4 ft-636.01 ft (the highest
elevation was achieved on September 20); Lower Granite was operated
in the range of 734.48 ft-736.8 ft because of the later request of COE
not to exceed elevation of 735 ft at Lewiston due to possibility of
leaking at higher elevations at west levee.
In October the fluctuations were the most significant at Little Goose
in the range of 633.3 ft-637.19 ft and at Lower Granite in the range
of 733.18 ft-734.6 ft. Fluctuations at Ice Harbor were in the range
of 438.7 ft-439.25 ft and at Lower Monumental in the range of 538.4
|| The request was not implemented.
COE denied request because of the concerns for the cultural resources
and refill probability to April 15 date.
|| SOR was not implemented due to continuation of shaping fish augmentation
flows to meet load and reliability requirements for California utilities.
Grand Coulee elevation was 1281.6 ft. on August 20 and average flow
at McNary for the week of August 14-20 was 147.9 kcfs.
||The request was not implemented. Banks Lake pumping was not reduced
in required time interval due to fire at Grand Coulee and failed circuit
breaker. However, requested flows at McNary and Grand Coulee could not
be met due to failure of SSARR projected inflows to materialize, and
decision of the Federal Regulating Agencies to operate Grand Coulee
according to BiOp requirements.
|| SOR was not implemented as Action Agencies shaped the fish flow augmentation
to meet load and reliability requirements for California utilities.
Grand Coulee elevation on August 13 was 1284 ft.
|| The SOR was modified at TMT of July 27 in agreement with Fishery
Agencies to set the new target of 165 kcfs and draft to elevation of
1283 ft. However, the request was not implemented.
||The request was not implemented. Requested flows would assure refill
of the reservoir by mid October with inflows in the range of 65% - 75%
of average. The reservoir was managed for power generation demands and
refilled to elevation of 2047.2 ft. on August 31, from elevation of
2042.8 ft. on August 1. The reservoir continued to be operated for power
generation purposes in the September-mid October period (prior to fall
chinook spawning operation) at unsteady flow rates.
|| The request was not implemented. Action Agencies considered not feasible
any of the proposed actions for immediate implementation.
||SOR was risen on IT and was implemented as modified. The Dworshak
outflow was increased to 6.6 kcfs on June 30 instead of requested reduced
outflow of 3.2 kcfs through July 2. The reservoir was drafted:
at 6.6 kcfs through July 6, at 6.8 kcfs on July 7, and then at increased
rates of 10.7 kcfs on July 8, and 12.6 kcfs on July 9. The reservoir
continued to be drafted at rates that are not exceeding the State of
Idaho total dissolved gas limit in the tailrace. This action resulted
in 13.5 KAF more water released through July 10 than originally proposed
by SOR and 0.9 ft lower elevation. The daily average temperatures at
Lower Granite were lower than 68 degrees through July 10.
||SOR was not implemented.
|| SOR was not implemented as requested. Action Agencies operated the
reservoir based on a NMFS proposal at TMT of June 8 (without agreement
with other Fishery Agencies) to split the inflows beyond 170 kcfs between
refill and outflows at Grand Coulee. Reservoir has been refilled
to elevation of 1274.55 ft. by June 18, instead of requested elevation
of 1268 ft.
||SOR was not implemented as requested, although the flow targets were
declared as a priority over 10 ft of refill of Grand Coulee at TMT.
However, Action Agencies prioritized refill of the reservoir over flow
target. Weekly average flow at McNary was 211.6 kcfs and Grand Coulee
was refilled 9.7 ft.
|| SOR was not implemented as requested, due to decreased inflows into
system and attempt of Action Agencies to refill Grand Coulee as a priority
over meeting the required target flow with shaping flows for meeting
the load. Average weekly flow of 217.7 kcfs was below required
minimum flow of 200 kcfs, and Grand Coulee was refilled 6.1 ft.
|| The SOR was not implemented.
|| SOR was not fully implemented as requested. The total volume of 110
KAF was not possible to provide because of an IPCo and BPA's agreement
constraints, which stated that total volume of 110 KAF is available
for drafting only through May 15. The drafted volume had to be returned
through May 31 as an additional volume over passing inflow. IPCo
increased outflow at Hells Canyon Dam up to hydraulic capacity of the
Oxbow dam. Total 61.28 KAF was drafted through May 15 and it was returned
63 KAF through May 31.
|| SOR not implemented.
|| SOR not implemented.
||SOR not implemented.
||SOR was denied by NMFS.
|| Not implemented as requested. The average flow at Lower Granite was
94.8 kcfs for the week ending May 7.
|| SOR was partially implemented (see SOR 00-12). The flood control
requirement on Grand Coulee was relaxed for the last week of April.
|| Not implemented as requested. Average daily flow at Lower Granite
for week ending April 30 was 97.7 kcfs.
|| Partially implemented. Weekly average flows at Priest Rapids were:
for week ending on April 30 - 200.7 kcfs and for week ending May 7 -
183.5 kcfs. There was significant drop in daily average flows
at Priest Rapids from 239.9 kcfs on April 25 to 196.8 on April 26, and
from 207.5 kcfs on April 28 to 173.4 kcfs on April 29.
|| Request not fully implemented. Flows were dropped from 243.9 kcfs
to 219.4 kcfs on April 17 at 2 - 3 am time interval and increased from
230.1 kcfs to 253.8 kcfs on April 17 in 6 - 7 am time interval.
|| Spill was not initiated at the desired rate until April 13 at 19:00
|| Implemented, except that Lower Granite Pool was not at MOP until
- COE will not agree to decrease the outflow to 2 kcfs without a
signed gas waiver. This is because there may be a potential to exceed
the 110% gas level later in the season.
- Instantaneous flows at Priest Rapids of 105 kcfs not met
- Tailwater elevation of 15.7 feet at Bonneville Dam not met
- Dworshak outflow not reduced to 4 kcfs until March 22
- Additional water not stored in Grand Coulee
- Action agencies did not pursue power purchases or reserve additional
water to meet the requested flow.
- The spill protection for the Spring Creek Hatchery fish was diminished
in order to decrease the total dissolved gas levels to protect emergent
chum and fall chinook at Ives and Pierce Islands
- The operations provided by the action agencies were terminated
after seven days in spite of the fact that an order of magnitude
more fish were passing the Bonneville project compared to what was
observed in past years after seven days. The request to extend the
spill to the 10 days requested was denied
||The COE would not recognize the request to meet a specific tailwater