Scott Brown, M.S., Geomorphologist/Hydrologist
Scott Brown has applied his background in geomorphology and Quaternary geology to quantifying effects of urbanization on channel form, floodplain incision, and related effects on ground water. He also directs investigations on the effects of managed ground-water recharge on shallow water tables and associated wetland habitats. In addition, Scott leads Balance's real-time data collection program.

• M.S. Geomorphology/Quaternary Geology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2001
• B.A. Geology, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1998




  • 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)

  • 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., 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)

  • Brown, S., Hecht, B., and Porter, S., 2005, Geomorphic field-based methods for assessing the impacts of hydromodification on stream channels: State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference, 7th Biennial, Oakland, California, October 2005. (pdf abstract)

  • Brown, S., Woyshner, M.R., and Hecht, B., 2004, Sources and pathways of ground-water flow to granitic canyon streams as inferred from variations in dry season baseflow, Carmel River watershed, California: Proceedings of the 13th Annual Groundwater Resources Association Meeting, September 23-24, 2004. (pdf abstract)

  • Brown, S.R., Mickelson, D.M., and Schneider, A.F., 2001, The extent and flow direction of the Green Bay Lobe on the Door Peninsula, Wisconsin: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 33, no. 4, p. 19. (pdf)

  • Brown, S.R., Mickelson, D.M., and Schneider, A.F., 2000, Subglacially eroded landforms on the Door Peninsula, Wisconsin [abs.]: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 32, no. 4, p. 6. (pdf)