Balance Hydrologics

Balance Welcomes our new Senior Water Quality Specialist Kat Ridolfi

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, [...]

Balance Welcomes our new Senior Water Quality Specialist Kat Ridolfi 2018-07-13T20:59:01+00:00

Dogs of Balance

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 [...]

Dogs of Balance 2018-06-22T17:10:06+00:00

Smith River Alliance 2018 Fish Count

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 [...]

Smith River Alliance 2018 Fish Count 2018-06-14T18:25:18+00:00

With Heavy Hearts we say Farewell

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 [...]

With Heavy Hearts we say Farewell 2018-05-16T20:57:38+00:00

Dam Inundation and Emergency Action Plans

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 [...]

Dam Inundation and Emergency Action Plans 2018-04-26T19:20:40+00:00

Climate Change Symposium: Projecting the Effects of Climate Change on Local Surface Water and Groundwater Supplies

In 2017 Dr. Kealie Pretlav presented this poster at the Climate Change Symposium, this approach for water resources planning has become an integral part of both Balance's water resources and habitat restoration practice. Projecting the Effects of Climate Change on Local Surface Water and Groundwater Supplies Kealie Pretzlav1, Shawn Chartrand1, Gary Fiske2, Jonathan Keck3 [...]

Climate Change Symposium: Projecting the Effects of Climate Change on Local Surface Water and Groundwater Supplies 2018-03-09T20:13:46+00:00

March Anniversaries

Happy Anniversary Dana & Leslie! Leslie Mack Kizzee has been with Balance since 1998, 20 years! Leslie’s career at Balance illustrates the opportunity for growth here at Balance. With a degree in communications and a knack for getting things done, Leslie quickly grew her career from an Administrative Assistant, to Office Manager, to Human [...]

March Anniversaries 2018-04-13T17:59:46+00:00

Balance Hydro 2017 Photo Contest

Here at Balance, we have an annual company-wide photo contest.  Employees are given minimal guidelines: 1) The photo must be related to Balance. 2) Staff can enter as many photos as they’d like. We received 35 entries from 10 staff members whose photos included staff, field days, water-related, and landscapes views. [...]

Balance Hydro 2017 Photo Contest 2018-01-24T01:20:34+00:00

Pre-Fire Services

Pre-fire planning as part of community and habitat planning Post-fire planning does not always begin with smoldering slopes. Rather, it has an important and growing role in general, specific and facility plans. The frequency of wildland fires in the western states is expected to increase by 12 to 70 percent by the year 2070, [...]

Pre-Fire Services 2018-01-01T19:46:30+00:00

20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup

Balance staff gathered on Saturday, September 16, to volunteer with South Yuba River Citizens League – SYRCL, for the Yuba River Cleanup. We started our day in the creeks cleaning up all kinds of random things, Colleen’s husband even found $10! The report from SYRCL of the day's success: 886 volunteers, removed 12,733 pounds of [...]

20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup 2018-01-03T00:02:28+00:00