Selected Reports
San Mateo County Mid-Coast
  • Woyshner, M., Hecht, B., Parke, J., and Baggett, T, 2010, Midcoast Groundwater Study Phase III, San Mateo County, California : Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 209093, consulting report prepared for County of San Mateo Planning and Building Department, 34 p., 6 tables, 23 fig., and 5 appendices. (pdf)

  • Owens, J., Porras, G., and Hecht, B., 2001, Sediment-transport reconnaissance of the Pilarcitos Creek Watershed, San Mateo County, California, WY 2000: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 99092, consulting report prepared for Pilarcitos Creek Advisory Committee and the San Mateo County Resource Conservation District, 17 p., 5 tables and 12 figs. (pdf)

  • Chartrand, S., Hastings, B., and Hecht, B., 2003, Catalog of active sediment sources and control opportunities, Apanolio Creek, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 201092, consulting report prepared for San Mateo County Resource Conservation District, 23 p., 1 table, 1 fig., and 3 appendices (pdf)

  • Woyshner, M., Hedlund, C., and Hecht, B., 2002, San Mateo Mid-coast aquifers - literature and data review: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 201024, consulting report prepared for San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, 23 p., 6 tables, 1 fig., and 6 appendices (pdf)

  • Woyshner, M., Parke, J., Hecht, B., and Porras, G., 2005, Drilling and testing of Montara Water and Sanitary District's Well 2004-4, APN 036-180-030, San Mateo County, California - Well Completion Report: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 202075, consulting report prepared for Montara Water and Sanitary District, 10 p., 3 tables, 15 figs., and 4 appendices (pdf)

  • Santa Cruz Mountains
  • Balance Hydrologics staff, 1996, Sedimentation and channel dynamics of the Searsville Lake Watershed and Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, San Mateo County, California: Balance Hydrologics Inc, report number 9536.07, consulting report prepared for Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, 72 p., 18 figs., and 5 appendices (pdf)

  • Chartrand, S., Owens, J., and Hecht, B., 2003, Hydrologic assessment of the Gazos Creek watershed San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 200022, consulting report prepared for Coastal Watershed Council, 20 p., 2 tables, 9 figs., and 5 appendices (pdf)

  • Chartrand, S., Hecht, B., Alley, D., Danzig, T., 2002, Arana Gulch watershed enhancement plan phase 1 – steelhead and sediment assessments, Santa Cruz County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 99005, consulting report prepared for the Arana Gulch Watershed Alliance, 116 p., 17 tables, 19 figs., and 7 appendices (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., 1982, Geomorphology and hydrology of Lower Arana Gulch, Santa Cruz, California, bases for planning habitat restoration and sediment management: prepared for Harvey and Stanley Associates, project number 002, 88 p., 2 appendices (pdf)

  • Chartrand, S., Hecht, B., and Shaw, D., 2003, Soquel Creek watershed assessment - geomorphology and baseflow hydrology: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 200021, consulting report prepared for Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District, 89 p., 6 tables, 37 figs., and 4 appendices (pdf)

  • Owens, J., Chartrand, S., and Hecht, B., 2003, Geomorphic and sediment assessment of the Gazos Creek watershed, San Mateo and Santa Cruz Counties, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 200022, consulting report prepared for the Coastal Watershed Council, 20 p., 4 tables, 14 figs., and 2 appendices (pdf)

  • Lagunitas Creek
  • Lagunitas Creek Sediment and Riparian Management Plan, Marin County, California: Streambed Monitoring Report, 1995-2007, by Barry Hecht, Mark Strudley, and Scott Brown, May 2010 (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., and Enkeboll, R.A., 1979, Substrate enhancement/sediment management study Lagunitas Creek, Marin County, Phase I - sediment sources and control alternatives: H. Esmaili & Associates, Inc., consulting report prepared for Marin Municipal Water District, project number 37e., 43 p., 2 tables, 5 figs., and 2 appendices (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., Muehleck, G., and Enkeboll, R.A., 1980, Preliminary draft - substrate enhancement/sediment management study Lagunitas Creek, Marin County, Phase II - sediment transport and substrate conditions 1979-1980: H. Esmaili & Associates, Inc., prepared for Marin Municipal Water District, 93 p., 17 tables, 11 figs., and 4 appendices (pdf)

  • Hecht, Barry, 1981, Substrate enhancement/sediment management study, Lagunitas Creek, Marin County - sediment transport and bed conditions, 1980-1981, Phase IIIa: HEA, A Division of J. H. Kleinfelder & Associates: report prepared for the Marin Municipal Water District. 128 p. (pdf)

  • Hecht, Barry, 1983, Substrate enhancement/sediment management study, Lagunitas Creek, Marin County - sediment transport and bed conditions, 1979 to 1982 - Phase IIIb: HEA, A Division of J. H. Kleinfelder & Associates, report prepared for the Marin Municipal Water District. 172 p., 21 tables, 12 figs., and 6 appendices (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., and Glasner, A., 2002, Interim analysis of streambed monitoring data - Lagunitas Creek sediment and riparian management plan, Marin County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., consulting report prepared for Marin Municipal Water District, project number 200052.1., 32 p., 4 tables, 15 figs., and 5 appendices (pdf)

  • San Joaquin County and Vicinity Foothills
  • Hecht., B. and Ballman, E., 1999, Erosion of Hoods Creek--Whittle and Hertlein properties: Balance Hydrologics, Inc. technical memo to Stockton East Water District, 11 p. (pdf)

  • Hanes, T., Hecht, B., and Emery, B., 1990, Channel stability assessment of Shirley, Hoods, and Rock Creeks for instream conveyance of water supply: Balance Hydrologics, Inc. consulting report for Stockton East Water District, 88 p. (pdf)

  • Klamath River
  • Hecht, B., and Kamman, G., 1996, Initial Assessment of Pre- and Post-Klamath Project Hydrology on the Klamath River and Impacts of the Project on Instream Flows and Fishery Habitat, California and Oregon: Balance Hydrologics, Inc. project number 9506, consulting report prepared for The Yurok Tribe, 45 p., 2 tables, 31 figs. and 2 appendices (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., and Kamman G., 1996, Initial assessment of pre- and post-Klamath Project hydrology on the Klamath River and impacts of the project on the instream flows and fishery habitat: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., consulting report prepared for the Yurok Tribe, 39 p., 2 tables, 31 figs., and 2 appendices (pdf)

  • Owens, J., and Hecht, B., 1998, Existing flows, ground-water and water-quality influences on habitat values in the Shasta Valley, Siskiyou County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., consulting report prepared for The Yurok Tribe Natural Resources Department, 13p., 3 tables, and 6 figs. (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., Mallory, B., and Porter, S., 2006, Review of the technical merit of selected testimonies given before the Public Utility Commission of Oregon: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., consulting letter-report prepared for Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman’s Associations (PCFFA), 23 p., 2 tables, 2 figs., and 2 appendices (pdf)

  • Mallory, B., Hecht, B., Porter, S., Gearheart, R., and Guensch, G., 2006, Review of Bureau of Reclamation’s technical memorandum titled “Verification of modeled results in the Upper Klamath River Basin to Keno” dated April 2006: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., consulting letter-report to Thomas Perry, prepared for The Yurok Tribe, 11p., 4 tables and 2 figs. (pdf)

  • Mallory, B., Hecht, B., Gearheart, R., and Porter, S, 2005, Comments on USBR's December 2004 report of modeling - "Undepleted Natural Flow of the Upper Klamath River": Balance Hydrologics, Inc., consulting report prepared for The Yurok Tribe, 46 p., 9 figs., and 1 appendix (pdf)

  • Porter, S., Mallory, B., and Hecht, B., 2002, Review of phase II instream 'unimpaired' flows in the Klamath River: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., consulting report prepared for the Yurok Tribe, 32 p., and 4 tables (pdf)

  • Eastern Sierra and Mono Basin
  • Hickson, T., Hecht, B., and Larsen, E., 1992, Changes over time in geomorphic conditions, sediment transport and riparian cover in the Owens River Below Pleasant Valley Dam, Inyo County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc. project number 9076, consulting report prepared for Jones & Stokes Associates, 48 p., 6 tables, 10 figs., and 9 appendices (pdf)

  • Finnerty, A., and Hecht, B., 1993, Associations between shallow ground water levels, salinities and vegetation at two wetlands fringing Mono Lake, Mono County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 9110, consulting report prepared for Jones & Stokes Associates, 66 p., 6 tables, and 23 figs. (pdf)

  • Vernal wetlands
  • Bauder, E., Bohonak, A., Hecht, B., Simovich, M., Shaw, D., Jenkins, D., and Rains, M., 2009, A Draft Regional Guidebook for Applying the Hydrogeomorphic Approach to Assessing Wetland Functions of Vernal Pool Depressional Wetlands in Southern California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc. project number 98078, guidebook prepared for EPA Region 9 and San Diego State University, 199 p, 17 tables, 12 figs. and 4 appendices (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., Owens, J., Woyshner, M., and White, C., 1998, Maintaining ponding and water quality in the Lennar Vernal Pool, Moorpark, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc, consulting report prepared for Lennar Homes of California, 50 p., 2 tables, 17 figs., and 4 appendices (pdf)

  • Knudsen, K., Hecht, B., and Napolitano, M., 1991, Hydrologic processes affecting vernal pools at Yosemite Lake, Merced County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., consulting report prepared for Blue Star Resorts, Inc., 41 p., 4 tables, and 7 figs. (pdf)

  • Hickson, T., and Hecht, B., 1991, Allometric analysis of natural drainage nets in the formation of design criteria for wetland mitigation swales Yosemite Lake, Merced County: Balance Hydrologics Inc., consulting report prepared for Blue Star Resorts, Inc, 16 p., 4 tables and 10 figs. (pdf)

  • Bauder, E.T., Hecht, B., Simovich, M., Shaw, D., Bohonak, A.J., 2007, The effect of low precipitation on physical, chemical, and biological properties of vernal pools in Southern California: San Diego State University, Balance Hydrologics, University of San Diego, SWS 2007 Annual Meeting (abs) (pdf)

  • Shaw, D., Anderson, S., Levine, J., Tollefson, K., Hecht, B., and Bauder, E., 2006, Characterizing the morphology and function of San Diego vernal pools: Poster prepared for the 2006 Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project Symposium, March, 2006. (pdf)

  • Episodic events and sedimentation; large watershed erosion control
  • Learning from the ashes: Being informed by 50 years of post-fire observations on California's Central Coast by Barry Hecht, Mark Strudley, Sarah Richmond, and Jennie Munster, 2009 (ppt)

  • Hecht, B., and Woyshner, M., 1984, Restoration of normal bed conditions following the storm of January 4, 1982 in Corralitos and Brown Creeks, Santa Cruz County, California: HEA, A division of J.H. Kleinfelder & Associates, consulting report as part of the The Pajaro River Habitat Management Studey, 55 p., 11 tables, 2 figs. and 3 appendices (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., 2000, Drought, fire, and geology - key watershed influences in the Northern Santa Lucia Mountains, California: Peninsula Geological Society Spring Field Trip 2000 Guidebook, Salinia/Nacimiento Amalgamated Terrane, Big Sur Coast, Central California, p. 7 (pdf)

  • Post-fire channel response: A comparison between the 1977 Marble Cone Fire and 2008 Basin Complex Fire on the upper Carmel River by Sarah Richmond, May 15, 2009 (pdf)

  • Hastings, B.K., Breshears, D.D., and Smith, F.M., 2005, Spatial variability in rainfall erosivity versus rainfall depth - implications for sediment yield: Vadose Zone Journal no. 4, p. 500-505. (pdf)

  • Hastings, B.K., Smith, F.M., and Jacobs, B.F., 2003, Rapidly eroding Pinyon-Juniper woodlands in New Mexico - response to slash treatment: Journal of Environmental Quality, V. 32, July-August 2003, p. 1290-1298. (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., 1993, South of the Spotted Owl - restoration strategies for episodic channels and riparian corridors in Central California: proceedings of the Society of Wetlands Scientists, Western Wetlands Conference, Davis, California, March 25-27, 1993, 7 p., 7 figs. (pdf)

  • Hecht, Barry, 1981, Sequential changes in bed habitat conditions in the Upper Carmel River following the Marble-Cone Fire of August 1977: Californian Systems Conference, University of California, Davis, September 17-19, 1981, 8 p. + tables, figures (pdf)

  • San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties
  • Knudsen, K., Hecht, B., Holmes, D.O., and Flaschka, I., 1992, Hydrologic and geomorphic factors affecting management of the lower Sisquoc River alluvial corridor, Santa Barbara, County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc. project number 9204.9, consulting report prepared for SP Milling Company, 66 p., 7 tables, 16 figs., and 5 appendices (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., and Hayes, G.E., 1994, River mining plan Sisquoc Plant, Sisquoc, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 9204.10, consulting report prepared for Zitney & Associates, and SP Milling Company, 24 p., 2 tables, 5 figs., and 3 appendices (pdf)

  • Hastings, B., and Hecht, B., 2005, Hydrologic monitoring plan for sustaining a separated wetland near Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 205053, consulting report prepared for Cannon Associates, 22 p., 2 tables, 5 figs., and 4 appendices (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., and Hastings, B., 2004, Hydrologic sufficiency for sustaining a separated wetland near Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 204044, consulting report prepared for Cannon Engineers, 40 p., 7 tables, 13 figs, and 11 appendices (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., 2006, Streamflow, sediment transport and water quality in Pismo Creek, a phase 1 watershed perspective: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 205133, consulting report prepared for Central Coast Salmon Enhancement, 23p., 2 forms, 4 tables, 10 figs., and 2 appendices (pdf)

  • Shaw, D., Hecht, B., and Thompson, K., 2008, Hydrology and Geology Assessment of the Pismo Creek Watershed, San Luis Obispo County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 207133, consulting report prepared for Central Coast Salmon Enhancement, 43 p., 8 tables, 16 figs., and 3 appendices (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., and Malmon, D., 2003, Conceptual plan for intercepting sediment in the Lower Los Osos and Warden Valleys, Morro Bay Area, San Luis Obispo County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 200060, consulting report for Morro Bay National Estuary Program. 47 p., 6 tables, 7 figs., and 2 appendices (pdf)

  • Hydromodification
  • Brown, S., Porter, S., and Hecht, B., 2009, Hydromodification management plan for the Fairfield-Suisun Urban Runoff Management Program: Submitted in partial fulfillment of the FSURMP stormwater discharge permit (NPDES permit number CAS612005): Balance Hydrologics, Inc., project number 206205, consulting report prepared for Fairfield-Suisun Urban Runoff Management Program, 38 p., 4 tables, and 9 figs. (pdf)

  • Brown, S., and Hecht, B., 2007, Documenting stream response to hydromodification in a sandy watershed, Gobernadora Canyon, Orange County, California: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., 2007 AEG Annual Meeting, Sep. 26-28, 2007 (pdf)

  • Brown, S., Hecht, B., Gartner, J., and Owens, J., 2007, Urban effects on stream hydrology and geomorphology - variations, magnitudes and implications for stream protection and restoration: Balance Hydrologics, Inc., American Geophysical Union 2007 Fall Meeting, December 10-14 2007, San Francisco, California (pdf)

  • Riparian Roughness
  • Hecht, B., and Owens, J., 1996, Approaches to in-situ calculation of floodplain roughness in Coast to Coast, Association of State Floodplain Managers 20th Annual Conference, San Diego, California, 1996, Proceedings :San Diego, California, Association of State Floodplain Managers, p. 142-148. (pdf)

  • Hecht, B., and Woyshner, M.R., 1984, Effects of riparian woodlands on roughness and channel capacity of the Pajaro River near Watsonville, CA: Prepared for Harvey and Stanley Associates, January 1984, 38 p. + appendix. (pdf)

  • Alaska
  • Hecht, B. and LaChapelle, E., 1999, Hydraulic and hydrogeologic factors affecting aquifer protection, McCarthy Area, Alaska, Geotechnical report prepared for Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Grant C9000652-94-0, 37 p., 2 tables, 11 figs., 6 appendices, and 10 plates (pdf)