cbec is pioneering the use of sustainable urban stormwater solutions in development today, combining complex analytical techniques with practical implementation experience and considering the use of native vegetation, soil structure and chemistry, and existing topographic features.
Our highly experienced staff routinely develops ecological engineering solutions to develop urban stormwater solutions, from concepts to final design and permitting.
Whenever possible we seek to develop solutions that are consistent with local hydrology and soil conditions and are similar to the aesthetic surroundings. Our goal is to accentuate the benefits of our aquatic environment while considering multiple uses.
We are innovators in hydromodification, assessing and designing to reduce the impacts of frequent runoff from urban development on the geomorphology and ecology of our rivers and streams.
We are constantly looking for new ways to create multifunctional creek corridors that balance the demands of stormwater management, flood risk reduction, water quality, ecosystem enhancement, recreation, and aesthetics in our urban areas.
We author guidebooks and provide training and seminars ranging from basic ecohydrology to complex numerical modeling and design.
We have developed an award-winning LID guidebook for the higher elevation conditions of Placer County, CA.
Another local training resource we developed is a Stormwater Quality Design Standards Manual for the lower elevations of West Placer to support compliance with the Phase II MS4 stormwater permit.
We have also performed concept plan development, design, construction management, and water quality monitoring for stormwater treatment and conveyance facilities, including dry wells installed in Elk Grove, CA.