Balance Hydrologics is a team of hydrologic professionals with diverse backgrounds in engineering, wildland hydrology, stream and wetland restoration, geomorphology, hydrogeology, and geochemistry. We are a consulting firm committed to resolving clients environmental challenges using site-specific information, modeling, and restoration design concepts.

Balance Hydrologics partners to enhance wild trout habitat.   EPA's Hydrogeomorphic Method manual for vernal pools of Southern California
Balance Hydrologics worked with Trout Unlimited and the Tahoe National Forest to implement one of the largest fish habitat enhancement projects in the Truckee River Basin. Balance geomorphologists and hydrologists developed advanced conceptual designs to increase habitat complexity along a one-mile reach of the Little Truckee River using over 100 large trees with root wads and over 250 boulders. The project was implemented in September 2015.   Balance Hydrologics staff co-authored EPA's Hydrogeomorphic Method manual for vernal pools of Southern California, working with researchers at SDSU and USD. The manual serves as the preferred federal method for quantifying vernal pool functions. It can be applied to evaluating the quality of pools, developing management programs, measuring damage and quantifying the effectiveness of restoration. (HTML/PDF)