waterways http://wwno.org en Design Competition Solicits Ideas For Louisiana's Waterways http://wwno.org/post/design-competition-solicits-ideas-louisianas-waterways <p>An international design competition is offering $400,000 for ideas about how to improve Louisiana's waterways.&nbsp; The "Changing Course" design contest is reviewing proposals from around the world to rebuild the sinking basins south of New Orleans, while at the same time maintaining enough water for navigation and commerce.</p><p>Lens Reporter Bob Marshall says that the state can learn a lot from other areas that are facing the same challenges.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Diane Mack & Bob Marshall 49951 at http://wwno.org Staffing Could be Cut at Calcasieu Lock http://wwno.org/post/staffing-could-be-cut-calcasieu-lock <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The staff at the Calcasieu Lock could be cut by half within the next 18 months because less federal money could be allocated to its operation and maintenance, the Army Corps of Engineers says.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Lockmaster Kevin Galley told a ports group meeting this past week that traffic will experience slowdowns in going through the lock.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27004 at http://wwno.org