Coastal Hydrology, Inc. has evolved as a leader in stream habitat restoration and assessment projects through our extensive experience in the Southeastern United States. Whether considering small projects in urban settings or larger scale endeavors in rural areas, Coastal Hydrology, Inc. offers expertise in watershed threats assessments, stream channel design, construction, and success-based monitoring.
Natural channel engineering techniques were adopted by Coastal Hydrology, Inc. as the preferred methodology for assessing stream impacts and restoring stream habitats. The natural channel concept is based on applied fluvial geomorphology principles, which seek to mimic nature’s stream patterns as blueprints for restoration. Typically, watershed projects consist of single objective methodologies that do not successfully restore complicated watershed functions. However, using a multi-objective approach that is consistent with natural, stable conditions is achievable by incorporating habitat, hydrology, floodplain, and wetland function for restoration purposes. Coastal Hydrology uses this natural approach to create stable stream channels while restoring their associated complex interactions with surrounding habitats.