Dr. Kelly Burks-Copes on the USACE Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Project
Get caught up on this monumental USACE coastal project
Dr. Kelly Burks-Copes is the Project Manager for the largest, most expensive coastal protection project ever undertaken by the US Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District. A 28-year coastal pro with the Corps, Kelly and her team of 120 engineers, planners, geologists, and scientists, have bee charged with protecting Galveston and more importantly the city and port of Houston from the next big hurricane. That'll keep you up at night!
The Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration project is expected to be a $32 billion effort and is likely to involve bates across the two-mile wide Galveston Ship Channel entrance, 160,000 acres of habitats restoration (marches, oyster reefs, beach and dunes, and a flood protection ring of some sort abided Galveston Bay system. Let's just say there is a lot to talk about.