Projects

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

Hydrologic Site Assessment for the Benicia Urban Waterfront Enhancement and Master Plan

Balance Hydrologics was part of a multi-disciplinary team brought on by the City of Benicia to develop the Benicia Urban Waterfront Restoration Plan (Plan). This Plan was partly funded by a Coastal Conservancy grant and allowed the City of Benicia to plan for an enhanced and restored downtown waterfront that can realize its potential [...]

Hydrologic Site Assessment for the Benicia Urban Waterfront Enhancement and Master Plan2018-01-09T20:31:02+00:00

East Cypress Groundwater Monitoring and Mitigation Wetland Design

The Cypress Preserve Project (Project) is a large-scale mixed-use and density diverse master-planned community in eastern Contra Costa County. The Project avoids and preserves 129.4 acres of jurisdictional Waters of the U.S. (WOUS) and provides wetland mitigation and preservation through two (2) preserves, the North Preserve and the South Preserve. Balance staff developed preliminary [...]

East Cypress Groundwater Monitoring and Mitigation Wetland Design2018-01-09T20:28:57+00:00

Dry Creek Stream and Habitat Restoration

Balance Hydrologics is working with Trout Unlimited-Nevada to restore aquatic habitat along Dry Creek, a tributary to Salmon Falls Creek (Columbia River Basin) in remote northeast Elko County, Nevada. Dry Creek is a spring-fed, steep mountain channel that provides habitat for redband trout. Dry Creek has been impacted by historical mining operations, which have [...]

Dry Creek Stream and Habitat Restoration2020-11-02T18:27:48+00:00