Special to the PRESS
The third of four new “Sentinels of the Coast” data collection stations was installed Sunday, Nov. 9, at Brazos Santiago Pass on South Padre Island.
Crews reportedly started by lifting and driving the 140-foot-long pile into the sea floor. Lifting the top section of the structure onto the pile is expected as soon as the pile is installed.
“This sentinel, the one installed last week near Freeport and the two other systems that will be installed over the next several weeks will be added to list of 29 existing Texas Coastal Ocean Observation Network (TCOON) stations that give Texas the most extensive coastal monitoring network in the country,” James Rizzo, assistant director of operations for the Conrad Blucher Institute of Surveying and Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, said before the installation.
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