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cbec is part of a team preparing the SMARA reclamation and restoration plan for the Urrutia Pond and associated river bank in the Lower American River Parkway. cbec was instrumental in providing support for the development and successful $5 million grant application to DWR FESSRO to support design and implementation of the river bank restoration piece of the project. Bank restoration along the Lower American … Continue reading Urrutia Pond and Bank Restoration Project »

The Lower Putah Creek Restoration Project would create a new Lower Putah Creek channel through the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (YBWA). This channel would connect to and enhance the existing restored tidal channel network on the YBWA and provide a new connection between Lower Putah Creek and the Toe Drain, downstream of the Lisbon Weir. The new channel would provide fish passage and habitat for … Continue reading Lower Putah Creek Restoration Project »

cbec collaborated with River Partners and DWR to develop a workshop that explores design concepts and techniques to advance the integration of vegetation in floodplain modeling and management. Vegetation on floodplains can be designed, modeled, and ultimately managed to achieve engineering and ecological objectives, such as maintaining flood conveyance while accommodating the establishment and growth of riparian plant communities. cbec prepared model case studies showing … Continue reading Advancing the Integration of Vegetation in Floodplain Modeling »

cbec was selected to participate on the Independent External Peer Review (IEPR) Panel of the Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study, Sutter Basin, California: Draft Feasibility Report – EIS/EIR, as a subcontractor to Battelle. cbec provided Hydrology & Hydraulics review in accordance with procedures described in the USACE, Civil Works Review and the Office of Management and Budget Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review. cbec … Continue reading Independent External Peer Review (IEPR) of the Sutter Basin Pilot Feasibility Study »

cbec was contracted to develop solutions to enhance aquatic and wetland habitat while also reducing the frequent flooding of Pescadero Creek Road at Butano Creek. The project encompasses portions of the Pescadero Marsh Natural Preserve, managed by California State Parks, as well as the reach of Butano Creek upstream of the Marsh that is privately owned. A number of listed species (e.g. coho salmon, steelhead, … Continue reading Develop Solutions to Enhance Habitat and Reduce Flooding Reduction Along Butano Creek »

This project is the initial step in the SCRE Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Feasibility Study. The study was developed through the support of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, California State Parks, and the Wishtoyo Foundation’s Ventura Coastkeeper Program. This project was aimed at exploring the feasibility of expanding and enhancing estuarine habitat for steelhead and other native … Continue reading Santa Clara River Estuary Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Feasibility Study »

cbec and H.T. Harvey and Associates (HTH) are performing a multi-disciplinary assessment of the Coon Creek watershed to support the development of the Placer County Conservation Plan, assess anthropogenic disturbances, and develop and prioritize restoration and conservation measures. As part of this project, cbec and HTH are characterizing hydrologic, geomorphic, water quality and ecological conditions in the 112 square mile watershed, starting at the headwaters … Continue reading Coon Creek Watershed Assessment »

The Cache Slough Complex is located within the Legal Delta, California. cbec previously developed a 2D hydrodynamic model for the Solano County Water Agency (SCWA) using the MIKE 21FM modeling platform (Danish Hydraulics Institute, DHI 2011) to assess potential dissolved organic carbon (DOC) impacts at the Barker Slough Pumping Plant (BSPP) due to potential tidal wetland restoration scenarios. For the Prospect Island Tidal Restoration Project, … Continue reading Prospect Island Tidal Restoration Project, Phase 1 Calibration and Validation »

The Sacramento Flood control Agency (SAFCA) is undertaking a project to repair nine erosion sites on the Sacramento River east levee. Levee repairs will provide a 200-year level of flood protection while adding ecological value to the riverbank. cbec is providing design assistance that includes coordinating data collection efforts and advising repair designs. We performed field reconnaissance to identify bank erosion sites in need of … Continue reading Sacramento River East Levee Erosion Repair Design Assistance »

cbec, joined by HTH and Susan Lindstrom (consulting archeologist), is conducting a watershed assessment of the Donner Basin, a 29.5 square-mile sub-watershed within the Truckee River drainage located just east of the Sierra Nevada crest. As a major transportation corridor, recreation destination, water supply source and population center, the Donner Basin experienced numerous environmental impacts over the past 150 years. To assess the watershed’s health … Continue reading Donner Basin Watershed Assessment »