Corps to Cut Hours at Four South Louisiana Locks (USA)
Beginning December 30, 2012 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans district is reducing service hours at the Schooner Bayou Control Structure, the Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier, the Berwick Lock and the Calumet Floodgate.
Reduction in levels of service is a result of a nationwide effort to maximize constrained funding and provide consistent levels of service throughout the Corps’ Inland Marine Transportation System consisting of 12,000 miles of inland waterways and 200 locks and dams.
The cost savings from these efforts will be applied to dredging functions and maintenance of locks to reduce closures and improve system reliability.
Press Release, November 8, 2012