Design-Build Services for San Felipe Creek Restoration

HRS teamed with Dudek and Balance Hydrologics on this design-build project to restore the San Felipe Creek from historical land-uses and disturbances while enhancing aquatic and upland habitats within Joseph D. Grant County Park.

Project Facts
  • Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency
  • Mt Hamilton, CA
  • Design-Permit-Build-Monitor-Maintain
  • Multiple stakeholders

The Challenge

This project includes the development of a feasibility study and conceptual restoration design plan, regulatory permitting, construction, and three‐years of monitoring of an approximately one‐mile segment of San Felipe Creek that runs through Joseph D. Grant County Park in Santa Clara County. The restoration includes reconnection of overland flow to the Boyds Creek alluvial fan, rehabilitation and drainage management along an existing trail, creating instream wood jams, restoring riparian woodland, regrading of channel banks to expand inset floodplain development, and headcut rehabilitation to promote floodplain connectivity and stability.

The Solution

HRS teamed with Balance Hydrologics and Dudek (HRS’s parent company) for the design and biological monitoring for this two phased project. Phase I includes planning, preliminary permitting and design development to 65%. Phase II includes final permits, construction, and management and monitoring. Upon approval of the 65% designs and issuance of the project permits, HRS provided the SCVHA with a shortened construction schedule that completed all major earthwork and biotechnical structures in less than 8 weeks. Other components of the project included: excavation, grading, trail improvements, Arizona crossing installation, bio‐engineering construction, re‐vegetation (plant and seed installation), and permanent exclusion fencing.

What We Did

Our restoration expertise provides the right staff and equipment to meet permit requirements.

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