Bethany Kelly

Bethany Kelly

Bethany has over 10 years of geotechnical engineering experience primarily serving power and mining clients in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wyoming. She has conducted seepage and stability analyses of hydroelectric and tailings-basin dams, acted as engineer of record for dam design through permitting and construction, and led field investigations with in-situ testing and sampling, instrumentation installation, and hydraulic interconnection studies. Her other areas of expertise include design and analysis of lined containment cells, studying the behavior of salt-impacted soils, analysis of high-wall and spoil-pile stability for mines, and monitoring instrumentation.



Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Professional Engineer (MI, MN, MT, OH, UT, WI, WY)


MS, Geological Engineering, Montana Tech

BS, Civil Engineering, Michigan State University


Barr Engineering Co.
3005 Boardwalk Drive
Suite 100
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: +1 734-922-4445

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Highwall stability assessment
PMF modifications at hydroelectric plants
Hastings levee certification