Stream Dynamics, Inc. provides assessment, design, construction, monitoring, and maintenance for stream restoration, water harvesting earthworks, and erosion control. This includes creating proper road drainage to convert nuisance runoff into a valuable resource.

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Design / Build Policy:

Successful application of watershed restoration techniques and water harvesting earthworks are intimately related to the specifics of each site. Stream Dynamics policy is hands on through the entire process from assessment, through design, build, monitoring, and maintenance. This insures fidelity to the design concept, allows us to learn from the project results, and represents a commitment to both the watershed and the landowner to adjust and repair any work until it is functioning properly within the landscape.

Methods

Stream Dynamics follows nature’s model when designing a project.  Although the motion of water and sediment in a watercourse is determined by the laws of physics, these equations have constantly changing variables and are too complex to solve for natural systems. We therefore select an appropriate stable reference reach to use as an analog model.

Stream Dynamics, Inc.

Stream Dynamics staff at our Silver City office. Come visit us at 301 West College Avenue, Suite 2, Silver City, NM 88062.

"All water is connected," the Lake said. "All water is in constant communication with all other water. The waters of the world are one – one conciousness holding the world in liquid embrace. What you do to any part of the waters affects them all." Starhawk

San Vicente Creek before

San Vicente Creek before

San Vicente Creek project under construction

San Vicente Creek project under construction

San Vicente Creek project nearing completion

San Vicente Creek project nearing completion

San Vicente Creek project in action

San Vicente Creek project in action

Restoring the Santa Cruz River with volunteers

Restoring the Santa Cruz River with volunteers

Stream Dynamics professional training

Stream Dynamics workshop

Stream Dynamics works on large scale projects

Working with heavy machinery

Constructing Crossvane

Constructing Crossvane in Malpai Borderlands

Assessing crossvane effectiveness

Assessing crossvane effectiveness

One rock dam before

One rock dam before

One rock dam after

One rock dam after

Post crossvane in Taos County

Post crossvane in Taos County

Youth training with Stream Dynamics

Youth training with Stream Dynamics

Van Clothier in his free time

Stream Dynamics owner in his free time!

Water is life

Hands in Water

Let The Water Do The Work: Induced Meandering, an Evolving Method for Restoring Incised ChannelsStream Dynamics founder Van Clothier and restoration expert Bill Zeedyk share their years of on-the-ground experience in their book: Let The Water Do The Work: Induced Meandering, an Evolving Method for Restoring Incised Channels. Learn principles of physics in water movement - energy dissipation, sediment transport, and deposition - and learn how to properly restore small and large watersheds.

See more and order the book here.

Stream Dynamics Projects

A few select projects. Choose a project to learn more.

Cloverdale Cienega 31° 26' 14.694" N, 108° 58' 31.6164" W
Rancho Esmeralda 31° 12' 41.6916" N, 111° 7' 36.7716" W
Silva Creek Botanical Gardens 32° 46' 58.4796" N, 108° 16' 48.828" W
Santa Fe, New Mexico 35° 38' 40.5384" N, 105° 58' 33.4416" W
Bog Springs 33° 21' 6.336" N, 105° 39' 17.2584" W