Fish Habitat

Carmel River Reroute and Dam Removal

California American Water (CAW), the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the project owners, cooperatively removed the San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River, Monterey County, California.  San Clemente Dam was 106 feet tall and constructed in 1921.  After more than 10 years of alternatives analysis, dam removal [...]

Carmel River Reroute and Dam Removal2020-04-27T22:37:43+00:00

Bear Creek Lower Meadow Restoration Design

Balance Hydrologics conducted the Bear Creek watershed assessment in 2017. A priority project identified in the assessment was restoration of the Bear Creek Lower Meadow. The creek is severely incised through one of the largest remaining meadows in the watershed with some of the largest remaining cottonwood trees. Stormwater generated from development in the [...]

Bear Creek Lower Meadow Restoration Design2020-03-28T02:43:01+00:00

Sardine Meadow Restoration Design

The Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC) partnered with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the U.S. Forest Service Tahoe National Forest (TNF) to restore Sardine Meadow, a 900-acre meadow located in the Davies Creek watershed.  Extensive historical disturbance resulted from road and railroad construction for logging and milling operations.  More recent ranching activity [...]

Sardine Meadow Restoration Design2020-03-28T01:03:21+00:00

Hydrology for the City of Santa Cruz Habitat Conservation Plan

Since 2004, Balance Hydrologics (Balance) has assisted the City of Santa Cruz, in cooperation with other project team members prepare a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for the watersheds from which the community draws its water supply. Balance has and is presently leading HCP efforts focused on (1) hydrologic characterization of watersheds which provide drinking [...]

Hydrology for the City of Santa Cruz Habitat Conservation Plan2020-03-30T15:59:16+00:00

Upper Penitencia Creek Mitigation and Restoration Design for BART to San Jose

Balance Hydrologics was retained to prepare a complete set of construction documents for the mitigation and restoration of Upper Penitencia Creek at the future site of the Berryessa BART station and campus. Mitigation and restoration design is needed to offset impacts related to extension of BART to San Jose. The project offers a unique [...]

Upper Penitencia Creek Mitigation and Restoration Design for BART to San Jose2019-03-15T22:47:36+00:00

UC Davis Tahoe City Field Lab Stream and Wetland Restoration Design

Balance Hydrologics provided the conceptual and construction-level channel and wetland restoration designs for the UC Davis Tahoe City Field Lab Restoration Project. The field lab is a former fish hatchery in Lake Forest, California, and is surrounded by Polaris Creek and its associated wetlands, including an abandoned spring-fed hatchery pond. The riparian wetland system [...]

UC Davis Tahoe City Field Lab Stream and Wetland Restoration Design2018-07-12T16:59:44+00:00

Bear Creek Preserve Pond Management Plan

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) manages numerous water bodies (ponds and lakes) throughout the District – throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Water impounded in these lakes and ponds is fully adjudicated, however the volume of water in several water bodies is unknown. MROSD requested Balance Hydrologics (Balance) to install staff [...]

Bear Creek Preserve Pond Management Plan2018-01-16T23:26:52+00:00

Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Design

Beginning in the 1800s and continuing through intense land development in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Upper Truckee River was channelized through Lake Tahoe’s largest delta and marsh complex, which resulted in most of the marsh being dewatered, eroded, or obliterated. In an effort to preserve functioning areas and restore the sediment and [...]

Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Design2018-01-16T23:43:41+00:00

Verdi CMAR Riverbed Restoration Design

The Nevada Department of Transportation has classified two bridges along Interstate 80 as scour critical, and has contracted Granite Construction on a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) basis to design and implement a scour protection plan. Balance worked in concert with Wood Rodgers to fulfill environmental permitting requirements for the project, including development of [...]

Verdi CMAR Riverbed Restoration Design2018-01-16T23:47:51+00:00

Stanford University Hydrologic Support

Balance staff have been conducting a wide-range of hydrologic and hydraulic studies for Stanford University, the Stanford Lands Company and their cooperators in watershed management since 1994. Among these efforts have been: Searsville Dam and Reservoir Alternatives Study, Stanford University, San Mateo County, California. Geomorphic and hydraulic feasibility of various possible alternatives for Searsville [...]

Stanford University Hydrologic Support2018-01-09T20:22:50+00:00
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