drainage http://wwno.org en Baton Rouge Company Gets $44.8M Canal Contract in New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/baton-rouge-company-gets-448m-canal-contract-new-orleans <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Baton Rouge company has a $44.8 million, 48-month contract for concrete-covered canals along two New Orleans streets.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Army Corps of Engineers says the canals will reduce the risk of damages from the equivalent of about nine inches of rain over 24 hours. Such storms have a 10 percent chance of happening in any given year.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26643 at http://wwno.org Ouachita Parish seeks money for drainage projects http://wwno.org/post/ouachita-parish-seeks-money-drainage-projects <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Ouachita Parish officials say they're seeking more than $165,000 in state funding for drainage improvement projects.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The News-Star reports that the parish typically receives $145,000 a year from the Local Government Assistance Program.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:17:43 +0000 The Associated Press 19783 at http://wwno.org Judge Clears Way for Corps to Re-Bid New Orleans Pump Work http://wwno.org/post/judge-clears-way-corps-re-bid-new-orleans-pump-work <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; After months of delay over legal wrangling, a federal judge says the Army Corps of Engineers can re-start the bidding process for a $700 million contract to build pump stations at the mouths of three drainage canals in New Orleans. Two of the canals were breached during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 14:56:00 +0000 The Associated Press 11211 at http://wwno.org Dutch Water and Urban Planners Check Out The Big Easy http://wwno.org/post/dutch-water-and-urban-planners-check-out-big-easy <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cf1f66e22b7-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cf1f66e22b7-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cf1f66e22b7-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-773987.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Nearly two dozen water and urban planning experts from the Netherlands have been reviewing the system in the city of New Orleans. They've come up with some ambitious concepts outlined today at Tulane University.</p> Mon, 13 Oct 2008 11:54:40 +0000 Eileen Fleming 1501 at http://wwno.org