The Kickitat Watershed Enhancement Project with the Yakama Nation (before and after pictured, above) averaged a cost share of $5.50 for every BPA dollar invested. This project removed eight miles of asphalt road, reconnected 31 acres of floodplain, removed a railroad bridge and 34 culverts and installed tens of thousands of native plants on 60 acres of habitat.
Amendments and Extensions
- In 2018, Accord partners signed an extension that contained similar language and off-ramps as the original 2008 agreements and set aside more than $400 million for fish restoration and protection from 2018 through September 2022.
- In 2020, Accord partners signed an amendment reaffirming the duration of the 2018 extensions.
- In 2022, Accord partners signed an extension for three years, expiring in 2025.
Accord funding created:
riparian area improved
100,000 acre feet
5 million fish
created new capacity for fish production
fish habitat opened
constructed or upgraded
riparian area protected