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Mr. Christopher Sallese W.

Coastal Programs Coordinator

Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation

Direct Phone: (713) ***-****       

Email: c***@***.com

Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation

3100 West Alabama

Houston, Texas 77098

United States

Company Description

Dannenbaum Engineering is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that provides civil, structural, environmental and transportation solutions for clients in both the private and public sectors. Our work includes planning, design and construction and project ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Colonel
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Graduate
Industrial College of the Armed Forces

Commander
Galveston College

Colonel
Houston Apartment Association

Deputy Commander
36th Engineer Group

Education

Master of Science
Management
Troy State University

master's degree
Strategic Resources
Industrial College of the Armed Forces at Fort McNair , Washington D.C.

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Chris Sallese, coastal ...

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Chris Sallese, coastal programs manager at Dannenbaum Engineering, of the proposed levee system at a Tribune event last week. The recovery district hired the local firm with a $4 million state grant to study how best to protect the greater Houston area from hurricanes, with work beginning in 2014.

But Sallese, a former commander of the Army Corps' Galveston District, also said there are legitimate questions about the high cost of the coastal spine and the environmental impact of installing a massive floodgate between Galveston and Bolivar to help keep storm surge from entering Galveston Bay. He said a big concern is that it would greatly hinder the flow of water between the bay, one of the region's most productive estuaries, and the Gulf of Mexico. That could "change the hydrodynamics, morphology, and water quality of the bay," according to the recovery district's report.
That could mean non-compliance with federal environmental regulations such as the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970, Sallese said. Assuming that any storm surge protection project will be federally funded, that would mean the project could not proceed.
Sallese said other proposals that have called for placing massive floodgates at other places in the bay to block surge face similar environmental concerns, so the study team wanted to propose something gate-free for the public and recovery district board to consider and compare to the coastal spine. And Sallese said the residents who weighed in on such a plan at a series of public hearings last year soundly rejected the idea of installing the entire levee system along the bay-front, which is lined with high-dollar homes and recreational areas.
"We're not trying to take anything away from the coastal spine. We're just trying to say: If you could not build it, what could you do" instead, said Sallese, noting the study team could not delve any further into environmental impacts because of limited funding.
Asked about past opposition to SH-146 and ring levee concepts, Sallese said no one had ever seriously examined their feasibility or cost before.
According to the recovery district's report, conducted using Army Corps standards, the levee system would provide more than $1 billion in annual benefits, and - at $3.5 billion - cost much less than the coastal spine, which Sallese's team estimated would cost $5.8 billion and have about the same annual benefit.
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Sallese's study team will take public comment on both the coastal spine and levee system at a series of public meetings this month before making a recommendation to the recovery district board, which may accept or reject it. A final report with recommendations is expected in June.


Dannenbaum's engineer, Chris ...

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Dannenbaum's engineer, Chris Sallese, retired Colonel of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston Texas, is the lead on this project.


Dannenbaum's engineer, Chris ...

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Dannenbaum's engineer, Chris Sallese, retired Colonel of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston Texas, is the lead on this project.


Membership Roster | Texas Ports Association

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Chris Sallese Phone: 713-527-6324 Chris Sallese, Chris.Sallese@dannenbaum.com


Friends Of the River San Bernard

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Left is Christopher Sallese, Project Manager, Dannenbaum Engineering; Susie Alford, President, CEO Berg Oliver; Tim Osting, PE, D.WRE, Aqua Strategies Inc; David Flores, RPS Group; Ernest To, RPS Group and Ken Wright, Friends of the River San Bernard representative.

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Message from Christopher Sallese, Project Manager, Dannenbaum Engineering:
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Note:Christopher Sallese will give an update on the progress of reopening the mouth (scroll down and read "Mouth Update at Next Breakfast") at the Sat, August 2nd, Breakfast on the Bernard.

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