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 [...]
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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 [...]
Balance is pleased to welcome Kat Ridolfi as our lead Senior Water Quality Specialist. Based in our Berkeley office, she is responsible for managing many of our projects which have important water-quality components, particularly when linked to sediment, lake or groundwater management. Kat links high-level science with a number of regulatory or enhancement measures, [...]
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, [...]
On April 19, 2018, we lost a dear friend, a colleague, and part of Balance's core when Leslie Mack Kizzee was taken by cancer. For 20 years in her roles as Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, Personnel Manager, Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, Corporate Secretary, Shareholder, and Director, Leslie provided the operational support to allow our technical staff to work [...]
Balance engineers develop dam inundation maps for a variety of client needs, of late these efforts have been focused on SB 92, signed into law on June 27, 2017 by Governor Brown. SB 92 set forth new requirements focused on dam safety, as part of this legislation, dam owners must now submit inundation maps [...]
The Balance Truckee office likes to remind Berkeley and Santa Cruz staff that monitoring in the Sierra's isn't as glamorous as it's made out to be. Balance Truckee staff monitored this major rain-on-snow event on March 22, 2018 by measuring flow in these less than warm conditions. The drone image captures creek flooding at [...]