Coastal and Estuarine Analysis

KHE’s coastal systems analyses combines monitoring, hydrology, computational hydraulics, geomorphology and near shore dynamics.   Climate change is driving Sea Level Rise, changes in seasonal and episodic weather patterns, and a general increase in coastal dynamics.  KHE assists resource managers in planning for and restoring ecosystems in the context of our changing coastal landscape.   KHE’s coastal and estuarine services include:

  • Tidal wetland and coastal lagoon restoration and enhancement
  • Tidal flow, circulation and water quality assessment
  • Estuary/lagoon inlet stability and closure assessments
  • Coastal flood and wave climate assessment

Representative Projects:

  • Estuary Dynamics and Inlet Stability:  Santa Clara River Estuary
  • Coastal Geomorphology:  Salt River Ecosystem Restoration Project
  • Bolinas Lagoon Restoration Feasibility Assessment
  • Gualala River Estuary Assessment and Management Plan
  • Beach Access and Trail Planning:  Fitzgerald Marin Reserve/ Mori Point
  • Coastal Processes:  Santa Clara River Estuary
  • Wetland Enhancement Planning: Olema Marsh
  • Wetland Restoration:  Giacomini Wetlands
  • Wetland Restoration:  Mana Plain Wetlands