Jonathan Owens, M.S.Eng., Principal, Hydrologist/Engineer
Jonathan Owens has led modeling and custom data acquisition projects, including field studies of soil permeability and subsurface flow, sediment transport, channel morphology, grazing effects, and vegetated floodway hydraulics for more than 10 years.

• M.S. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1993
• A.B. Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth College, 1990




  • 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 project number 9706, consulting report prepared for Yurok Tribe Natural Resources Department, 14 p, 3 tables, and 7 figs (pdf)

  • White, C., Owens, J., Mallory, B., Shaw, D., and Hecht, B., 2005, Bear Creek water quality study, 1999-2002, Woodside, San Mateo County, California: State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference, 7th Biennial, Oakland, California, October 2005. (pdf abstract)

  • Brown, S., Chartrand, S., Hecht, B.,and Owens, J., 2005, Sediment transport trends in watersheds of the San Mateo Peninsula: State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference, 7th Biennial, Oakland, California, October 2005. (pdf abstract)

  • Garbesi, K, Sextro, R., Robinson, A., Wooley, J., and Owens, J., 1996, Scale dependence of soil permeability to air - measurement technique and field investigation: Water Resources Research, 1996, v. 32, no. 3, p. 547-560.

  • 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)