Fluvial Geomorphology and Hydrology

Fluvial Geomorphology and Hydrology

ECORP staff are experienced in evaluating riparian systems and preparing impact minimization and mitigation strategies for managing the dynamic elements of a fluvial system. Riparian systems are dynamic, and respond to changes in environmental conditions including: climate, vegetation, watershed hydrology, and episodic events, such as landslides. These changes, in turn, affect aquatic habitat, flooding, stream bank stability, riparian habitat, and other functions. Human impacts can greatly alter the natural morphology through direct impacts, such as channelization and dams, or indirect impacts such as urbanization, which alters the watershed land use/cover. ECORP staff analyze watershed processes and their effects on channel morphology, hydrology, and hydraulics, in order to minimize stream degradation and restore the dynamic balance of the riparian system.

Services Provided

Fluvial Geomorphology and Hydrology
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Riparian assessments
    • Stream surveys
    • Channel complexity
    • Bed characteristics
    • Flow analysis
    • Particle size analysis
  • Stream restoration and channel design
  • Sediment transport Analysis
  • Streambank erosion assessment and stabilization
  • Stream bank stabilization
  • Fish passage design and mitigation
  • Watershed assessment
  • Climate analysis
  • Hydrogeomorphic analysis (HGM)
  • CRAM assessment

For More Information, Contact:

Bill Christner, PhD
Fluvial Geomorphologist
ECORP Consulting, Inc.
2525 Warren Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 782-9100
(916) 782-9134

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