Monitoring & Gaging

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

Hydrologic Data Acquisition and Management for Alameda County, California

Balance Hydrologics (and OneRain) provides the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District) hydrologic data acquisition and management for maintenance, operation, and monitoring since 2012 to present. The initial contract was limited to Flood Control Zone 12 (Oakland). In water year 2017, Balance expanded our role in the project, taking over operation, [...]

Hydrologic Data Acquisition and Management for Alameda County, California2019-03-15T22:15:16+00:00

Truckee Meadows Regional Stormwater Quality Management Program

Since 2014 Balance Hydrologics has implemented the Truckee Meadows Stormwater Monitoring Program for the Municipal Regional MS4 permit which includes the Cities of Reno and Sparks and Washoe County. The current program includes water quality monitoring at 15 stations including 4 urban outfalls and 11stations on tributaries to the Truckee River which drain urban [...]

Truckee Meadows Regional Stormwater Quality Management Program2019-03-15T21:12:45+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

Zaca Post-Fire Sediment Control

The 2007 Zaca Fire burned 248,000 acres of northern Santa Barbara County; including portions of the watersheds supply most of the County’s water supply. Over 60 percent of area contributing runoff to the City of Santa Barbara’s Gibraltar Reservoir was burned, as well as a large part of the watershed of Lake Cachuma. Balance [...]

Zaca Post-Fire Sediment Control2018-01-09T20:33:05+00:00

East Cypress Groundwater Monitoring and Mitigation Wetland Design

The Cypress Preserve Project (Project) is a large-scale mixed-use and density diverse master-planned community in eastern Contra Costa County. The Project avoids and preserves 129.4 acres of jurisdictional Waters of the U.S. (WOUS) and provides wetland mitigation and preservation through two (2) preserves, the North Preserve and the South Preserve. Balance staff developed preliminary [...]

East Cypress Groundwater Monitoring and Mitigation Wetland Design2018-01-09T20:28:57+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

Monitoring Channel Substrate and Bed Conditions for Salmonid Habitat and Floodplain Management in Corralitos and Soquel Creeks following the 2008 Summit Fire, Santa Cruz County, California

The County of Santa Cruz asked Balance Hydrologics, Inc. to assist in managing public safety, salmonid habitat, and riparian corridors in the Corralitos and upper Soquel Creek watersheds following the Summit Fire of May 2008.  The Summit Fire burned approximately 4,270 acres in the headwaters of the Corralitos and Soquel watersheds, as well as [...]

Monitoring Channel Substrate and Bed Conditions for Salmonid Habitat and Floodplain Management in Corralitos and Soquel Creeks following the 2008 Summit Fire, Santa Cruz County, California2018-02-06T18:51:24+00:00