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KID Central Storage Annotated Bibliography for the Online Resource Library

Cataclysms on the Columbia (1986)

Allen, John Eliot, and Burns, Marjorie, with Sargent, Sam C. (1986).  Cataclysms on the Columbia.  Portland, OR: Timber Press.

Description of a major geological event that shaped not only the greater region but also the local geomorphology of Badger Coulee.

Geology of the Pacific Northwest (1996)

Orr, Elizabeth L., and Orr, William N. (1996). Geology of the Pacific Northwest.  New York: McGraw-Hill

General geology textbook that covers the Pacific Northwest, including the project site in the Columbia River Plateau.

Soil Survey of Benton County, Washington (1919)

Soil Survey of Benton County, Washington (1971)

Water in the Lower Yakima River Basin, Washington (1985)

Molenaar, Dee.  (1985).  Water in the Lower Yakima River Basin, Washington. Water-Supply Bulletin 53. Olympia, WA: Department of Ecology.

Generalized description of surface water and groundwater resources in the Yakima basin, including irrigation development.

Natural streamflow estimates for watersheds in the lower Yakima River (2005)

Smith, David L., Johnson, Gardner, Williams, Ted. (2005).  Natural streamflow estimates for watersheds in the lower Yakima River.  Gresham, OR: S.P. Cramer and Associates.

Estimates of natural streamflow in small watersheds in the lower Yakima, including the West Fork Amon Wasteway, an irrigation drainage feature of KID that part of the project area(s) drains to.  It is estimated that 1% of the runoff in the drainage is natural, with the rest being derived mostly from irrigation influences.  It was concluded that due the lack of consistent water in these drainages that habitat suitable to salmon did not exist historically before the development of irrigation.

Interim Comprehensive Basin Operating Plan (2002)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2002). Interim Comprehensive Basin Operating Plan.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Comprehensive description of operation of the Yakima Project, including the Kennewick Division that KID is part of.

Yakima River Basin Study Water Needs for Out-of-Stream Uses Technical Memorandum (2011)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2011).  Yakima River Basin Study Water Needs for Out-of-Stream Uses Technical Memorandum.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Estimates of out-of-stream water needs in the Yakima basin, including irrigation needs for districts, including KID.

Yakima River Basin Study Yakima River Basin Water Resources Technical Memorandum (2011)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2011).  Yakima River Basin Study Yakima River Basin Water Resources Technical Memorandum.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Brief overview of water resources (surface and ground) in the Yakima and Columbia rivers as a part of the federal Yakima River Basin Study that led to the Integrated Plan.

Yakima River Basin Study, Volume 1, Proposed Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (2011)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2011).  Yakima River Basin Study, Volume 1, Proposed Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan guiding framework document, including descriptions of proposed water supply projects as well as enhanced agricultural conservation program.

Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties (2012)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2012).  Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Programmatic EIS written in fulfillment of NEPA/SEPA requirements for the YBIP.  Includes description of how reach-based benefits should work for agricultural conservation projects that reduce diversions of non-consumptive water.

Benton County Groundwater Nitrate Community Action Plan (2018)

Benton Conservation District and EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (2018). Benton County Groundwater Nitrate Community Action Plan.  Kennewick, WA: Author.

Plan of action for addressing nitrate contamination of groundwater in Benton County, including Badger Coulee.  Potential actions include irrigation water management and nutrient management guidelines; voluntary programs, incentives, and education related to implementing best management practices; and social marketing and public education to influence behavioral changes needed to protect groundwater sources.

Badger Canyon Groundwater Investigation for the Kennewick Irrigation District, Kennewick, Washington (1983)

CH2M Hill Northwest, Inc. (1983). Badger Canyon Groundwater Investigation for the Kennewick Irrigation District, Kennewick, Washington.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Study that concluded that an area of elevated water table n Badger Coulee to the east of the project area(s) was caused by infiltration of water imported from outside of the basin (diverted from the Yakima River).  An estimated 60-70 percent of the water table increase was due to canal seepage, and the other 30-40 percent was due to irrigation return flows.

Changes in Groundwater Levels and Groundwater Budgets, from Predevelopment to 1986, in Parts of the Pasco Basin, Washington (1997)

Drost, B.W., Cox, S.E., and Schurr, K.M. (1997).  Changes in Groundwater Levels and Groundwater Budgets, from Predevelopment to 1986, in Parts of the Pasco Basin, Washington.  United States Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4086.  Tacoma, WA: Author.

Discusses the effects of canal seepage on the groundwater table in the eastern portion of Badger Coulee.

Groundwater Nitrate Characterization Report, Benton County, Washington (2017)

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc. (2017). Groundwater Nitrate Characterization Report, Benton County, Washington.  Kennewick, WA: Author.

Discusses activities that contribute to groundwater nitrate contamination in Benton County, including Badger Coulee, as well as occurrence, movement, and sources of nitrate, identification of areas in the county of high nitrate concentration, and provision of a baseline for the community to improve groundwater quality.

Distribution and Sources of Nitrate, and Presence of Fluoride and Pesticides, in Parts of the Pasco Basin, Washington (1995)

Ebbert, J.C., Cox, S.E., Drost, B.W., and Schurr, K.M. (1995).  Distribution and Sources of Nitrate, and Presence of Fluoride and Pesticides, in Parts of the Pasco Basin, Washington, 1986-88.  United States Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 93-4197.  Tacoma, WA: Author.

Discusses the chemical composition of unconfined groundwater of Badger Coulee and of the surface water in the KID main canal.

Kennewick Irrigation District Badger Coulee Recapture of Artificially-stored Project Water Report (2015)

RH2 Engineering, Inc. (2015). Kennewick Irrigation District Badger Coulee Recapture of Artificially-stored Project Water Report.  Richland, WA: Author.

Describes the extent of artificially stored groundwater in Badger Coulee that results from canal leakage and irrigation return flows and would be available for KID recapture and reuse.

River-Aquifer Exchanges in the Yakima River Basin, Washington (2011)

Vaccaro, J.J. (2011).  River-Aquifer Exchanges in the Yakima River Basin, Washington.  United States Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5026.  Reston, VA: Author.

Describes river-aquifer exchanges in the Yakima River basin through the examination of chemical isotope data, river reach gains and losses, stream channel vertical hydraulic gradients, concurrent water levels and temperatures instream and in nearby wells, and longitudinal profiles of stream temperatures.

Yakima River Basin Study, Volume 1, Proposed Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (2011)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2011).  Yakima River Basin Study, Volume 1, Proposed Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan guiding framework document, including descriptions of proposed water supply projects as well as enhanced agricultural conservation program.

Yakima River Basin Study Yakima River Basin Water Resources Technical Memorandum (2011)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2011).  Yakima River Basin Study Yakima River Basin Water Resources Technical Memorandum.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Brief overview of water resources (surface and ground) in the Yakima and Columbia rivers as a part of the federal Yakima River Basin Study that led to the Integrated Plan.

Yakima River Basin Study Water Needs for Out-of-Stream Uses Technical Memorandum (2011)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2011).  Yakima River Basin Study Water Needs for Out-of-Stream Uses Technical Memorandum.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Characterizes current and future water needs for irrigation and other out-of-stream purposes in the Yakima River basin.

Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties (2012)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2012).  Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Programmatic EIS written in fulfillment of NEPA/SEPA requirements for the YBIP.  Includes description of how reach-based benefits should work for agricultural conservation projects that reduce diversions of non-consumptive water

Natural Vegetation of Oregon and Washington (1988)

Franklin, Jerry F., and Dyrness, C.T. (1988) Natural Vegetation of Oregon and Washington. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press.

Description of native vegetation zones in Oregon and Washington, including the project area which is associated with the Artemisia tridentata/Agropyron spicata (big sagebrush/bluebunch wheatgrass) zone.

Ecological Systems of Washington State. A Guide to Identification (2015)

Level III and Level IV Ecoregions of Washington (2010)

An Evaluation or Coho Salmon Spawning Habitat in Amon Creek: Benton County, Washington (2005)

Suitability of Amon Wasteway for Salmonid Production (2010)

Child, David, Courter, Ian, and Duery, Shadia. (2010).  Suitability of Amon Wasteway for Salmonid Production.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Study that concluded that water temperatures and fine sediments are limiting factors for salmonid production in the Amon Wasteway.

Suitability of the West Fork Amon Wasteway for Salmonids (2015)

Child, David, and Courter, Ian.  (2015).  Suitability of the West Fork Amon Wasteway for Salmonids.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Study that concluded that high summer water temperatures, excessive fine sediments, and lack of fast-water habitat are limiting factors to salmonid production in the West Fork Amon Wasteway, which drains the eastern part of Badger Coulee.

Integration of Macroinvertebrate and Chemical Indices to Assess Water Quality of an Irrigation Wasteway (2001)

Evaluation of Water Temperature Effects on Adult Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) Behavior in the Yakima River, Washington, 2019 (2020)

Evaluation of Factors Affecting Migration Success of Adult Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) in the Yakima River, Washington, 2020 (2021)

Evaluating the Columbia River Pump Exchange Project Using the Stream Network Temperature Model (2001)

Payne, Thomas R., and Monk, Patrick A. (2001). Evaluating the Columbia River Pump Exchange Project Using the Stream Network Temperature Model.  Arcata, CA: Author.

Study with modeling that found that the proposed Columbia River Pump Exchange project could improve water temperatures in the reach between Prosser and Chandler by one to two degrees Celsius depending on the conditions.  However, temperatures were not highly responsive to flow alterations, indicating that equilibrium with air temperatures was already reached before the river water reaches Prosser.

Evaluation of Salmonid Survival Resulting from Flow Alterations to the Lower Yakima River (2005)

Pyper, Brian J., and Smith, David L. (2005).  Evaluation of Salmonid Survival Resulting from Flow Alterations to the Lower Yakima River.  Gresham, OR: S.P. Cramer and Associates, Inc.

A study looking at existing PIT tag data over a period of years that concluded that additional flow between Prosser Dam and Chandler had a strong effect on Prosser to McNary survival for fall chinook smolts, and intermediate effect for coho smolts, and a minimal effect for spring chinook and steelhead smolts.  The data was highly variable, and the flow-survival relationships are subject to many qualifiers.

Biological Assessment on the Operations and Maintenance of the Yakima Project (2015)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2015). Biological Assessment on the Operations and Maintenance of the Yakima Project. Boise, ID: Author.

Reclamation’s Biological Assessment (BA) on the potential effects of the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the Yakima Project on threatened and endangered species and related critical habitats under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Yakima River Basin Study Instream Flow Needs Technical Memorandum (2011)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2011).  Yakima River Basin Study Instream Flow Needs Technical Memorandum.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Technical memo describing priority reaches of the Yakima River and major tributaries, including reaches that could benefit from increased instream flow.  The lower Yakima River is not identified as a priority reach.

Yakima River Basin Study, Volume 1, Proposed Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (2011)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2011).  Yakima River Basin Study, Volume 1, Proposed Integrated Water Resource Management Plan.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Yakima Basin Integrated Plan guiding framework document, including descriptions of proposed fish passage and habitat projects.

Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties (2012)

United States Bureau of Reclamation. (2012).  Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan, Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Benton, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima Counties.  Yakima, WA: Author.

Programmatic EIS written in fulfillment of NEPA/SEPA requirements for the YBIP.  Includes analysis of impacts and benefits to fish related to the proposed elements of the Integrated Plan.

Benton County Comprehensive Plan (2020)

Anchor QEA, LLC., and Oneza & Associates. (2020).  Benton County Comprehensive Plan.  Prosser, WA: Author.

Includes a natural resources element that examines soils and agricultural resources, mineral resources, water resources, and critical areas.  Also includes a utilities element that looks at electricity, wind energy, and natural gas.

Benton County Comprehensive Plan (2020)

Anchor QEA, LLC., and Oneza & Associates. (2020).  Benton County Comprehensive Plan.  Prosser, WA: Author.

Includes a land use element that examines land uses, categories, sub area plans, countywide planning policies, urban growth areas, and population projection for the county.

Benton County Approved VSP Work Plan (2018)

Benton County. (2018). Benton County Approved VSP Work Plan.  Prosser, WA: Author.

Approved workplan for the voluntary stewardship program, a legislature-approved alternative to traditional critical areas ordinances in rural agricultural areas in Benton County.

Shoreline Master Program Update (2015)

Benton County. (2015). Shoreline Master Program Update.  Prosser, WA: Author.

Benton County Shoreline Master Program, with no designated shoreline areas in the proposed project area.

Official Zoning Map A-4 (2018)

Benton County. (2018). Official Zoning Map A-4. Prosser, WA: Author.

Official Benton County zoning map that covers the project area, which is currently designated Rural Land 5 or R-5 zoning.

Benton County Comprehensive Plan (2020)

Anchor QEA, LLC., and Oneza & Associates. (2020).  Benton County Comprehensive Plan.  Prosser, WA: Author.

Includes a land use element that examines new housing units needed for projected population growth in rural areas of the county, as well as a housing element that looks at existing conditions, current trends, and future considerations.

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Benton County Comprehensive Plan (2020)

Anchor QEA, LLC., and Oneza & Associates. (2020).  Benton County Comprehensive Plan.  Prosser, WA: Author.

Includes a parks and recreation element that examines existing conditions, current trends, and future considerations

Cultural Resources Survey Report for the Kennewick Irrigation District National Environmental Policy Act Title Transfer from the Bureau of Reclamation, Benton County, Washington (2020)

Harvey, David W., Sharpe, James J., and DeMaris, Raena. (2020). Cultural Resources Survey Report for the Kennewick Irrigation District National Environmental Policy Act Title Transfer from the Bureau of Reclamation, Benton County, Washington.  Richland, WA: Author.

Cultural resources survey report conducted to satisfy Section 106 requirements of the KID title transfer, including the identification of historic properties, and the evaluation of canals and laterals for eligibility to be listed in the National Register

A History of the Yakima Irrigation Project, Washington

Pfaff, Christine E. (2002). Harvests of Plenty.  A History of the Yakima Irrigation Project, Washington.  Denver, CO: United States Bureau of Reclamation Technical Service Center.

A comprehensive history of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Yakima Project, including the Kennewick Division that includes the modern Kennewick Irrigation District.

Archaeological Survey Report for the Kennewick Irrigation District Title Transfer Project, Benton County, Washington (2021)

Sharpe, James J., Harvey, David, Sexton, Stacie, Swords, Molly, and DeMaris, Raena. (2021).  Archaeological Survey Report for the Kennewick Irrigation District Title Transfer Project, Benton County, Washington.  Richland, WA: Author.

Archaeological survey report conducted to satisfy Section 106 mitigation requirements related to the KID title transfer.  No adverse effects to historical properties were found to be likely from the title transfer, nor were any archaeological resources identified

Benton County Comprehensive Plan (2020)

Anchor QEA, LLC., and Oneza & Associates. (2020).  Benton County Comprehensive Plan.  Prosser, WA: Author.

Includes a transportation element that examines the existing transportation system, a level of service analysis, planning improvements and financing, and regional transportation planning.

2018 Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan for Benton and Franklin Counties (2019)

Transition2040 Metropolitan Regional Transportation Plan for the Tri-Cities Metropolitan Area and the Benton-Franklin Regional Transportation Planning Organization (2018)

Benton-Franklin Council of Governments. (2018).  Transition2040 Metropolitan Regional Transportation Plan for the Tri-Cities Metropolitan Area and the Benton-Franklin Regional Transportation Planning Organization.  Richland, WA: Author.

Metropolitan regional transportation plan for Benton and Franklin counties, including a description of the current system, future growth accommodation needs, funding, safety and security, and environmental issues.

Benton County Comprehensive Plan (2020)

Anchor QEA, LLC., and Oneza & Associates. (2020).  Benton County Comprehensive Plan.  Prosser, WA: Author.

Includes a capital facilities element that examines capital project selection and level of service standards, financing, existing facility inventory, the capital improvement plan, and siting of essential public facilities

Benton County Comprehensive Plan (2020)

Includes a utilities element that examines electricity, wind energy, natural gas, telecommunications, water and sewer systems, solid waste, and special service providers.