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cbec is currently developing designs for a restoration project that will reconnect a one mile incised reach of Butano Creek, a tributary to Pescadero Creek, to its adjacent floodplain. The objectives of the restoration are to: Allow for more frequent and longer duration inundation of the floodplain. Increase sediment deposition on the floodplain and reduce the amount of sediment being delivered to downstream areas. Promote … Continue reading Butano Creek Floodplain Reconnection and Restoration Design »

As part of the DWR/USBR Yolo Bypass Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Fish Passage Project EIS/EIR to identify and evaluate alternatives to address fish passage issues for salmonids and sturgeon and provide habitat for juvenile salmon in the Yolo Bypass, MWD proposed the Multiple Gates alternative (Alternative 5). cbec furthered the performance evaluation of Alternative 5 leading to a preferred design. Preliminary hydraulic modeling in HEC-RAS … Continue reading Fremont Weir Alternative 5 »

cbec provided restoration/rehabilitation design services for Cordova Creek. Our approach to habitat restoration design and planning included three co-equal goals of the project: habitat quality, aesthetics, and functionality. Multiple stakeholders are involved with this project, including Regional Parks, County DWR, The Water Forum, SAFCA, Rancho Cordova, Soil Born Farms, and the CNPS. Ecological Design Approach: The primary goal was to create a high quality habitat … Continue reading American River Parkway Cordova Creek Naturalization »

M&T/Llano Seco Pumping Plant and Fish Screen Facility (Facility) provides water to agricultural lands on the M&T Chico Ranch, Llano Seco Rancho, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) conservation easements, Service Wildlife Management Area Lands and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) lands in Butte County. Recent changes in the channel morphology upstream of the pumping plant, including accelerated bank erosion and gravel bar … Continue reading M&T Chico Ranch / Llano Seco Rancho Fish Screen Facility Long-Term Project – Evaluation of Rock Removal on the Sacramento River »

cbec was recently contracted by Moosa Creek, LLC, who proposes to develop the Moosa Creek Mitigation and Conservation Bank (mitigation bank) to rehabilitate, re-establish, establish, and enhance wetlands, riparian floodplain, and upland buffer along the San Luis Rey River and Moosa Creek. In addition to wetland and stream resources, the mitigation bank is proposed to provide mitigation for federally and state listed species, including the … Continue reading Moosa Creek Mitigation Bank »

cbec was contracted (as a subconsultant to Interfluve) to assist in the design and creation of habitat enhancement features on Dry Creek below Warm Springs Dam in Sonoma County for the benefit of rearing salmonids under an altered hydrologic regime. The Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Project is intended to ultimately provide six miles of improved rearing habitat, and make up an important component of a … Continue reading Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Project »