basin hydrology of Durango projects

Watershed Project Examples

Examples of the types and scale of projects that Mark Oliver and Basin Hydrology has completed since 1992 are presented below. Click on an image for a larger view and photo description.

Lightner Creek, Durango, CO

Client: Lightner Creek Working Group
Description: Review watershed topography, soils, channel stability and flood plain material composition to determine the sources, causes and transport mechanisms of sedimentation into Lightner Creek, which discharges into a gold medal fishery reach of the Animas River.

Ski Apache, Ruidoso, NM

Client: Ruidoso River Association
Description: Evaluate sediment sources originating from ski area that were affecting the Rio Ruidoso in town. BH prepared a stabilization master plan and provided construction oversight for 5000 feet of channel stabilization on the primary sediment producing channel that averaged 17% gradient.  Just prior to project completion the watershed experienced a 500 year flood.