In Mediterranean and arid climates, seasonal ponds play important roles for native species, whose life cycles coincide with pond inundation duration and timing, or “hydroperiod.” In California, anthropogenically-formed cattle ponds are valuable aquatic habitat for listed amphibians such as frogs, salamanders, and turtles, but with anticipated changes in climate, these features may be affected [...]
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A common passion for Balance staff and many of our clients is a love for the natural world and the joy of seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, especially a newly restored habitat. Say hello to a few of our field-friends, to name a few, a beautiful mountain lion on Bear River near the [...]
Today marks Ed Ballman’s 21st year with Balance – Happy Anniversary Ed! He leads the technical direction of Balance’s 1D and 2D hydrologic and hydraulics modeling efforts for fluvial and floodplain restoration projects, this work may include alternative analysis, modeling shear stresses, fish passage, depth analysis – relative to habitat needs, flooding, sediment studies, [...]
International Conference Wood in World Rivers | January 7-11, 2019 | Valdivia, Chile Presenting: Anne Senter "Wood export prediction at the watershed scale" Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference | January 28-31, 2019 | Reno, NV Attending: David Shaw, Ben Trustman California Land Conservation Conference | March 20-22, 2019 | Pacific Grove, CA Balance sponsored! [...]
Here at Balance Hydrologics we are thankful for so many things, our clients who have allowed us to work on interesting and challenging projects, our colleagues and the comradery that carries us through storm monitoring – even on Thanksgiving, and our shared goal and passion to improve our environment whether it’s in the urban [...]
Balance Hydrologics in partnership with Carmel River watershed stakeholders is pleased to announce a dedicated session entitled Carmel River Watershed: Managing and Restoring for Sea-to-Summit Resiliency at the upcoming 9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management Conference to be held December 8-13, 2018 at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center [...]
June 22nd is Bring your Dog to Work day! Not all Balance offices have the privilege of having our dogs at work, but we're sure happy to go home to them! When safety allows you may see a Balance dog working hard in the field, inspecting large wood placements along a restored river, reading [...]
Balance Hydrologics staff regularly participate in the Smith River Alliance annual Fish Count, this year's count is happening August 10-12. We encourage river lovers to participate in this event. Volunteers track California coastal cutthroat trout and the rare summer steelhead and spring Chinook salmon, as well as suckers, rainbow trout, lamprey, and herps. Snorkeling within [...]
Proposition 68: The Clean Water and Safe Parks Act is good news for California, great news for our project partners, and phenomenal news for the critters. The statewide measure authorizes $4.1 billion towards habitat restoration, climate resilience, parks, water quality and flood protection throughout the state. Here's how the funds will be allocated Statewide: Clean and Sustainable [...]
Balance is cheering on our colleague Anne Senter who's on Day 4 of the AIDS/Livecycle ride! She'll travel 545 miles through 58 towns, across 8 counties, from San Francisco to Los Angeles! The ride started in San Francisco on June 3rd, today, Day 4 she'll be rolling into Santa Maria. Here are some images from the road, [...]