Happy Anniversary Dana & Leslie! Leslie Mack Kizzee has been with Balance since 1998, 20 years! Leslie’s career at Balance illustrates the opportunity for growth here at Balance. With a degree in communications and a knack for getting things done, Leslie quickly grew her career from an Administrative Assistant, to Office Manager, to Human [...]
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Happy Anniversary Gustavo, Jonathan, Montana, Rachel & Scott! Gustavo Porras celebrates his 20th year with Balance, he’s a veteran field geologist with a focus on groundwater, site-scale instrumentation, and installation of wells, piezometers, or controls. Gustavo’s favorite project is Hicks Mountain Ranch, where he has directed development, installation, and finetuning of the real-time water-management [...]
Happy Anniversary to Zan, Brian, and Eric! Zan Rubin worked with Balance from 2005-2007 and again since 2015, 2018 marks his fifth year working with Balance. Zan spent his time away from Balance earning his Ph.D. in Environmental Planning from University of California, Berkeley and his M.S. Geosciences from Colorado State University. We’re pleased [...]
Here at Balance, we have an annual company-wide photo contest. Employees are given minimal guidelines: 1) The photo must be related to Balance. 2) Staff can enter as many photos as they’d like. We received 35 entries from 10 staff members whose photos included staff, field days, water-related, and landscapes views. [...]
Pre-fire planning as part of community and habitat planning Post-fire planning does not always begin with smoldering slopes. Rather, it has an important and growing role in general, specific and facility plans. The frequency of wildland fires in the western states is expected to increase by 12 to 70 percent by the year 2070, [...]
Balance staff gathered on Saturday, September 16, to volunteer with South Yuba River Citizens League – SYRCL, for the Yuba River Cleanup. We started our day in the creeks cleaning up all kinds of random things, Colleen’s husband even found $10! The report from SYRCL of the day's success: 886 volunteers, removed 12,733 pounds of [...]
Balance Hydrologics is a leader in providing post-fire services to districts, counties, and landowners needing rapid and robust scientific assistance. In recent years, agency staff have reduced post-fire support to the public or local government, choosing to limit technical support to lands owned by state and federal agencies. Balance staff know how to bridge that [...]
As a pioneer in developing and utilizing specialized tools for geomorphic and hydrologic studies Balance regularly deploys new technologies, in 2017 Balance purchased two Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). We have two FAA Remote Pilot Airman Certificated pilots, Brian Hastings and Eric Donaldson. UAV technology has endless applications in geomorphic and hydrologic studies. Here at Balance [...]
Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia and the Contra Costa County Public Works Department celebrated the completion of the new bridge on Alhambra Valley Road with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 15th. During WY17 storms the old culvert was blown-out and the roadway completely collapsed. Contra Costa County Public Works Department reached out to Balance [...]
Streamflow The Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) is regularly used to measure streamflow in high-flow situations when water is too deep and fast to wade. In these situations, the ADCP can provide accurate detail about flow, as well as the channel geometry. For example, on February 21st, 2017 Coyote Creek flooded throughout areas in San [...]