Projects

Carmel River Reroute and Dam Removal

California American Water (CAW), the State Coastal Conservancy (SCC) and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the project owners, cooperatively removed the San Clemente Dam on the Carmel River, Monterey County, California.  San Clemente Dam was 106 feet tall and constructed in 1921.  After more than 10 years of alternatives analysis, dam removal [...]

Carmel River Reroute and Dam Removal2020-04-27T22:37:43+00:00

Yerba Buena Pedestrian Bridge Design

Yerba Buena Creek, in the Evergreen neighborhood of San Jose, has become deeply incised, likely beginning near 1968, which correlates to when suburban development began in the watershed. As part of a Project team including Jacobs Engineering and Callander Associates, Balance collaborated on the design of a pedestrian bridge replacement over the creek that [...]

Yerba Buena Pedestrian Bridge Design2020-04-23T17:41:23+00:00

CSA 50 Flood Control Plan

Balance Hydrologics was the lead for an inter-disciplinary team that was selected to prepare an updated flood control plan for the Carmel River in County Services Area 50, which encompasses the north overbank areas of the river from Mission Fields upstream to Val Verde Drive in the County of Monterey, California.  The study included [...]

CSA 50 Flood Control Plan2020-04-23T16:20:15+00:00

Sardine Meadow Restoration Design

The Truckee River Watershed Council (TRWC) partnered with the Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the U.S. Forest Service Tahoe National Forest (TNF) to restore Sardine Meadow, a 900-acre meadow located in the Davies Creek watershed.  Extensive historical disturbance resulted from road and railroad construction for logging and milling operations.  More recent ranching activity [...]

Sardine Meadow Restoration Design2020-03-28T01:03:21+00:00

Stormwater Design for Gale Ranch in San Ramon

Balance Hydrologics developed and designed the stormwater management strategy for the large Gale Ranch Project in southern Contra Costa County.  Initial work was carried out to identify opportunities and constraints for stormwater infrastructure related to both runoff quantity and quality.  Balance engineers assisted in the refinement of designs for specific structural best management practices [...]

Stormwater Design for Gale Ranch in San Ramon2020-10-02T20:20:34+00:00

Hydrology for the City of Santa Cruz Habitat Conservation Plan

Since 2004, Balance Hydrologics (Balance) has assisted the City of Santa Cruz, in cooperation with other project team members prepare a Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for the watersheds from which the community draws its water supply. Balance has and is presently leading HCP efforts focused on (1) hydrologic characterization of watersheds which provide drinking [...]

Hydrology for the City of Santa Cruz Habitat Conservation Plan2020-03-30T15:59:16+00:00

Upper Penitencia Creek Mitigation and Restoration Design for BART to San Jose

Balance Hydrologics was retained to prepare a complete set of construction documents for the mitigation and restoration of Upper Penitencia Creek at the future site of the Berryessa BART station and campus. Mitigation and restoration design is needed to offset impacts related to extension of BART to San Jose. The project offers a unique [...]

Upper Penitencia Creek Mitigation and Restoration Design for BART to San Jose2019-03-15T22:47:36+00:00

Truckee Meadows Regional Stormwater Quality Management Program

Since 2014 Balance Hydrologics has implemented the Truckee Meadows Stormwater Monitoring Program for the Municipal Regional MS4 permit which includes the Cities of Reno and Sparks and Washoe County. The current program includes water quality monitoring at 15 stations including 4 urban outfalls and 11stations on tributaries to the Truckee River which drain urban [...]

Truckee Meadows Regional Stormwater Quality Management Program2019-03-15T21:12:45+00:00

South San Ramon Creek Stream Maintenance

As part of an updated stream maintenance plan for the City of San Ramon, Balance Hydrologics assessed the geomorphic conditions of South San Ramon Creek and its tributaries. Our effort concentrated on evaluating the existing channel roughness conditions in relation to those used for recent flood capacity calculations. We found that several segments of [...]

South San Ramon Creek Stream Maintenance2020-10-02T20:41:48+00:00

Elizabethtown Meadow Trail and Drainage Restoration

In 2011, Balance Hydrologics completed a watershed assessment of the larger Martis Creek watershed which identified priority restoration and re-naturalization projects related to meadow restoration, channel stability, habitat enhancement, groundwater recharge, water quality improvements, flood control, and recreation.  Elizabethtown Meadow, a discharge-slope wetland and formerly a short-lived mining town that existing in 1863, has [...]

Elizabethtown Meadow Trail and Drainage Restoration2018-07-12T16:58:44+00:00