Balance Hydrologics

20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup

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 [...]

20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup2018-01-03T00:02:28+00:00

Post-Fire Services

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 [...]

Post-Fire Services2017-12-30T04:47:23+00:00

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) aka Drone

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 [...]

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) aka Drone2018-01-03T23:34:58+00:00

Alhambra Valley Road Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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 [...]

Alhambra Valley Road Ribbon Cutting Ceremony2017-12-29T21:30:01+00:00

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

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 [...]

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler2017-12-29T21:29:43+00:00

Streamwood Use in Restoration Projects and Woodjam Safety Assessments

Balance Hydrologics staff have extensive understanding of the important role of streamwood placements in restoration projects to increase habitat, passage potential, and hydraulic complexity in streams. At the same time, we understand safety and flood control needs of a community with respect to woody materials that can transport downstream and create woodjams at locations where [...]

Streamwood Use in Restoration Projects and Woodjam Safety Assessments2017-12-30T05:03:54+00:00

A Water Year in Pictures

Looking back to Water Year 2017 (WY17) in California was astonishing, Northern Sierras set a water year record (as of 6/21/17 precipitation was at 195% of average for this date), in other parts of California the daily average precipitation is close on the heels of WY83 the current wettest year record holder. Balance, along with [...]

A Water Year in Pictures2018-01-03T23:40:29+00:00