The ISRP recommendation for proposal 2007-034-00 – Columbia Cascade Pump Screen Correction is: Meets Scientific Review Criteria – In Part (qualified).
In the preliminary 2007 – 09 proposal review the ISRP concluded “the proposal could be restructured to focus on the assessment portions of the project. More detail should be provided on how the assessment will be conducted. Once the assessment is complete and the pump sites prioritized, a proposal for funding to correct the screens and evaluate the effectiveness of the screens could be submitted.”
In the response to the ISRP, the proposal sponsor provided some additional information on how the assessment will be conducted, but otherwise did not adequately address the ISRP concerns, and continued to provide an inadequate plan for monitoring and evaluation. Consequently, the ISRP concludes that only the tasks associated with inventory and assessment of the pump diversion sites meets the ISRP scientific review criteria. Further consideration of moving forward with pump screen replacement proposal should be based on this inventory and assessment and include an adequate plan for monitoring and evaluating screen effectiveness.