Hydrology and Hydraulics

What We Do

Our workgroup conducts analyses and modeling of flood-related concerns. Our role entails supporting regulatory compliance and developing analytical products and studies to support the flood management initiatives of our clients. To accomplish this, we leverage long-term, positive working relationships with the local, State, and Federal agency personnel working in these areas.

What Sets Us Apart?

Through long-standing relationships with our clients and repeated applications in their watersheds and systems and with their projects, we have gained significant historical knowledge and experience. We lean on this in our new tasks and projects to ensure we deliver consistent results in a cost-effective manner. We use cutting-edge problem solving skills, technology, and software to do this work. When an off-the-shelf technique or product doesn’t meet our needs, we don’t hesitate to create something new

Services

Highlighted Work

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Yuba-Feather Forecast Coordinated Operations

MBK assists DWR and YWA in the FCO program for Oroville and New Bullards Bar Dams.

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Central Valley Hydrology Study Peer Review

MBK reviewed the methodology and application of the CVHS on behalf of local agencies.

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New Bullards Bar Secondary Spillway

MBK provides ongoing flood risk management support for the spillway design.

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CVFED Program

MBK developed riverine and floodplain hydraulic models for three regions in the Sacramento and San Joaquin River basins.

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Kings River Levee Evaluation

MBK developed hydrology and reservoir operations and hydrology and determined 100-year flows in the Kings River system.

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Folsom Dam Flood Operations

MBK helped update the WCM with Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations.

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