Geomorphology

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

Yerba Buena Pedestrian Bridge Design

Yerba Buena Creek, in the Evergreen neighborhood of San Jose, has become deeply incised, likely beginning near 1968, which correlates to when suburban development began in the watershed. As part of a Project team including Jacobs Engineering and Callander Associates, Balance collaborated on the design of a pedestrian bridge replacement over the creek that [...]

Yerba Buena Pedestrian Bridge Design2020-04-23T17:41:23+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

Elizabethtown Meadow Trail and Drainage Restoration

In 2011, Balance Hydrologics completed a watershed assessment of the larger Martis Creek watershed which identified priority restoration and re-naturalization projects related to meadow restoration, channel stability, habitat enhancement, groundwater recharge, water quality improvements, flood control, and recreation.  Elizabethtown Meadow, a discharge-slope wetland and formerly a short-lived mining town that existing in 1863, has [...]

Elizabethtown Meadow Trail and Drainage Restoration2018-07-12T16:58:44+00:00

Knightsen Wetland Restoration and Flood Protection Project

The Knightsen Wetland Restoration and Flood Protection Project is a multi-objective effort on a 645-acre parcel to attenuate flooding in the community of Knightsen, restore a mosaic of wetland and upland habitats for special status species, provide water quality benefits, and provide recreation and Delta access. Acquired by the East Bay Regional Park District, the [...]

Knightsen Wetland Restoration and Flood Protection Project2018-01-16T21:51:00+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

San Felipe Creek Restoration

The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency (Habitat Agency) represents multiple stakeholders in providing long-term protection of ecosystems and biodiversity within Santa Clara County. The Habitat Agency contracted with Habitat Restoration Sciences (HRS), Balance Hydrologics, Inc., and Dudek for this design-build project to develop conceptual plans, evaluate the feasibility of restoration opportunities, and implement the [...]

San Felipe Creek Restoration2019-06-19T18:20:39+00:00
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