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Scott is a geologist/geomorphologist with broad experience in water resources and hydrologic monitoring. From water supply assessments to planning and implementing hydrologic investigations for stream habitat protection, he carefully guides projects from beginning to end. Scott excels in distilling technical data and studies into targeted documents for permitting and other client applications, and enjoys the challenge of adapting projects to meet the needs of all stakeholders involved. He has recently led several major projects assessing the effects of urbanization on streamflow and channel stability. Other projects have included hydrogeologic interpretation of groundwater sources and flowpaths, geomorphic basis-of-design for stream and wetland restoration, assessment of physical stream characteristics affecting habitat, and baseline hydrologic assessment and monitoring. Scott also manages Balance’s real-time streamflow and rainfall gaging program, from developing specification for datalogger communications to tweaking web page designs to meet client needs.

  • California P.G. 8722
  • M.S. Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001
  • B.A. Geology, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1998
  • Alameda County Hydrologic Data Acquisition and Management, ACFCWCD, Alameda County, California
  • Napa Logistics Water Supply Assessment, City of American Canyon, Napa County, California
  • San Francisquito Creek Early Flood Warning System, SFCJPA, San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, California
  • Fairfield-Suisun Hydromodification Management Plan, Fairfield-Suisun Urban Water Management Program, Solano County, California
  • "Documenting Stream Response to Hydromodification in a Sandy Watershed, Gobernadora Canyon, Orange County, California." S. Brown and B. Hecht
  • "Sources and pathways of ground-water flow to canyon streams and implications for channel-habitat mitigation as inferred from variability of dry-season baseflow conditions, Carmel River watershed, California." S. Brown, M. Woyshner, and B. Hecht

I enjoy the wide variety of projects that I am able to work on at Balance, from vineyard erosion management to urban runoff control, surface/groundwater interaction in the Carmel River Watershed to post-fire flood effects in the Santa Clara River.

Olema Creek, Marin County, California