Projects

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River Naver Catchment Restoration

cbec led a team to develop a prioritised catchment restoration plan on the River Naver, Sutherland. The primary objective of the project was, through reinstatement of natural geomorphic processes, to._.

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Dowlais Culvert Assessment

cbec undertook work relating to the design of a culvert on the Nant Morlais stream in Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil. An upgraded access track suitable for the transport of construction machinery._.

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Wooler Bank Stabilisation

cbec was contracted by the Tweed Forum to design measures to stabilise a section of eroding bank on the Wooler Water, Northumberland. The Wooler Water is a highly dynamic gravel-bed._.

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River Wandle Restoration

cbec was contracted by The Wandle Trust in south London to restore a 1.5 km of an urban chalkstream, involving the removal/ modification of three weir structures and associated channel._.

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SEPA Pilot Catchment Project – Options Appraisal and Outline Design – River Nith (Castlemains, New Cumnock)

cbec have developed detailed restoration designs for a reach of the River Nith at Castlemains, New Cumnock. This reach was prioritised for restoration in the first phase of SEPA’s pilot._.

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River Otter, Devon

cbec, in conjunction with APEM Ltd, conducted habitat modelling on three ~500m long sections on the River Otter, Devon to assess the impacts of changes to the flow regime. The._.

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River Nar at Pentney

cbec, in conjunction with frog environmental, were contracted by the Norfolk Rivers Trust to design restoration measures for the tidally-influenced end of a chalk stream in north Norfolk. cbec undertook._.

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Ellie Burn Wetland Enhancement

cbec was contracted to develop restoration measures for the wetland around Ellie Burn, Aberdeenshire, with the ultimate aim of assisting in the improvement of the current ‘moderate’ ecological status (as._.

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Eddleston Water Restoration at Cringletie, Lake Wood and Shiphorns

cbec was contracted by Dundee University and the Tweed Forum to provide the joint benefits of improving the ecological status (through river restoration) and natural flood management (NFM) of the._.

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East Tullos Burn Restoration

cbec was contracted by Aberdeen City Council to restore the East Tullos Burn in Torry from a hard‐engineered straightened channel into a more natural stream and associated functional floodplain. An._.

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River Derwent Feasibility Study

  cbec was contracted by Natural England to investigate opportunities available for restoration of the upper River Derwent and Stonethwaite Beck in Borrowdale, Cumbria. A desk-based literature review was followed._.

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Allt Lorgy Restoration

cbec applied a full ‘process restoration’ strategy on a tributary of the River Dulnain, with the aim of reinstating dynamic geomorphic and ecological processes. We identified the dominant constraints to._.

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Triangle Rock Weir Design

Upper Laguna Creek flowing through Triangle Rock Property Map of the Site and Proposed Alternatives cbec performed hydraulic analysis of Upper Laguna Creek to support the design of flood mitigation._.

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Alder Creek Hydromodification Impacts Assessment

Project features Erosion Potential (EP) Compliance cbec, inc. was contracted by MacKay & Somps, at the suggestion of Sacramento County DWR, to assess hydromodification impacts of the planned Glenborough at._.

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Northern Liberty Island Fisheries Enhancement Project Assessment

cbec applied and refined a 2D hydrodynamic model using MIKE 21FM. The MIKE 21FM model developed by cbec encompasses a complex network of tidal channels (both natural and man-made) within._.

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Feather River Levee Setback Project

Backwater on Feather River Feather River This project is a follow-on project to the recently constructed Bear River Levee Setback project although it is approximately three times the size of._.

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Santa Ynez River Two-Dimensional Flow Model

Santa Ynez River Simulated velocity for a flow of 6,150 cfs Water surface elevation for a flow of 1,300 cfs cbec was contracted by NMFS to construct a two-dimensional hydrodynamic._.

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Lower Squaw Creek Restoration Project

A straightened and over-sized reach of the stream channel, with the ski resort in the background Examples of existing grade control and bank hardening currently in place This project intends._.

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Yuba Goldfields Fluvial Geomorphic Assessment

Bank retreat between 1964 and 2009 cbec performed a geomorphic assessment of the lower Yuba River adjacent to the Yuba Goldfields. The focus of the effort was to assess the._.

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Apalachicola River Restoration Feasibility Analysis

Swift Slough during low flow periods Apalachicola Floodplain Sloughs Swift Slough has been established as the primary habitat on the Apalachicola River System for several threatened and endangered (T&E) mussel._.

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Lower American River – Sunrise Side Channel Design and Post-Project Performance Monitoring

Aerial image of the Sunrise Side Channel (on right) taken in 2009, after construction. Velocity measurements taken at 1500 cfs, to evaluate compliance with design criteria This project included modification._.

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Yolo Ranch Tidal Wetland Restoration Project

Tidal Wetland Restoration Project Overview Network 2 and 3 Modeled Inundation cbec was contracted by SFCWA to develop the largest restoration project in the Lower Yolo Bypass in Yolo County,._.

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Branciforte Dam Removal Design

Schematic of the current condition, immediately post-construction and future condition of the once dammed reach Branciforte Dam is located on Branciforte Creek, a tributary to the San Lorenzo River. The._.

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Cougar Wetlands Habitat Improvement Analysis

Simulated velocity magnitude and direction. The Cougar Wetlands are part of a larger broad-based effort to restore and safeguard the integrity of the Cosumnes River, the last undammed river flowing._.

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Hallingdalselva Habitat Enhancement

In 2014, cbec was contracted by E-CO to undertake an options appraisal on a ~ 7 km reach of the River Hallingdalselva, nr. Gol, Norway. The study reach is impacted._.

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