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

UC Davis Tahoe City Field Lab Stream and Wetland Restoration Design

Balance Hydrologics provided the conceptual and construction-level channel and wetland restoration designs for the UC Davis Tahoe City Field Lab Restoration Project. The field lab is a former fish hatchery in Lake Forest, California, and is surrounded by Polaris Creek and its associated wetlands, including an abandoned spring-fed hatchery pond. The riparian wetland system [...]

UC Davis Tahoe City Field Lab Stream and Wetland Restoration Design2018-07-12T16:59:44+00:00

Update of the Canyon Del Rey Master Drainage Plan, Monterey County

Balance Hydrologics was contracted through the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District to provide an update of the Canyon Del Rey Master Drainage Plan.  This study served to guide future watershed management decisions including drainage infrastructure improvements, sediment management issues, and land use planning. A characterization and evaluation of the watershed was completed to quantify [...]

Update of the Canyon Del Rey Master Drainage Plan, Monterey County2020-04-01T18:03:24+00:00

Knightsen Wetland Restoration and Flood Protection Project

The Knightsen Wetland Restoration and Flood Protection Project is a multi-objective effort on a 645-acre parcel to attenuate flooding in the community of Knightsen, restore a mosaic of wetland and upland habitats for special status species, provide water quality benefits, and provide recreation and Delta access. Acquired by the East Bay Regional Park District, the [...]

Knightsen Wetland Restoration and Flood Protection Project2020-10-23T15:38:29+00:00

Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Design

Beginning in the 1800s and continuing through intense land development in the 1960s and early 1970s, the Upper Truckee River was channelized through Lake Tahoe’s largest delta and marsh complex, which resulted in most of the marsh being dewatered, eroded, or obliterated. In an effort to preserve functioning areas and restore the sediment and [...]

Upper Truckee Marsh Restoration Design2020-11-02T18:27:04+00:00

Verdi CMAR Riverbed Restoration Design

The Nevada Department of Transportation has classified two bridges along Interstate 80 as scour critical, and has contracted Granite Construction on a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) basis to design and implement a scour protection plan. Balance worked in concert with Wood Rodgers to fulfill environmental permitting requirements for the project, including development of [...]

Verdi CMAR Riverbed Restoration Design2018-01-16T23:47:51+00:00

San Felipe Creek Restoration

The Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency (Habitat Agency) represents multiple stakeholders in providing long-term protection of ecosystems and biodiversity within Santa Clara County. The Habitat Agency contracted with Habitat Restoration Sciences (HRS), Balance Hydrologics, Inc., and Dudek for this design-build project to develop conceptual plans, evaluate the feasibility of restoration opportunities, and implement the [...]

San Felipe Creek Restoration2020-11-02T18:27:22+00:00

Zaca Post-Fire Sediment Control

The 2007 Zaca Fire burned 248,000 acres of northern Santa Barbara County; including portions of the watersheds supply most of the County’s water supply. Over 60 percent of area contributing runoff to the City of Santa Barbara’s Gibraltar Reservoir was burned, as well as a large part of the watershed of Lake Cachuma. Balance [...]

Zaca Post-Fire Sediment Control2018-01-09T20:33:05+00:00