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SFWMD Continues Clearing Right of Way to Protect Collier County Residents from Flooding

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January 18, 2019
Crews working for the South Florida Water Management District's (SFWMD) Big Cypress Basin (BCB) will clear debris and vegetation from the right of way along a 1.3-mile section of the Golden Gate Main Canal from Interstate 75 west to Livingston Road in unincorporated Collier County beginning in February.
 
Crews will be removing potentially hazardous trees, litter and other debris from the right of way along both the north and south banks of the canal, including debris that has previously fallen into the canal. Fallen debris can block the canal after a storm and impede the ability to move floodwaters away from neighborhoods. Some trees may remain along the right of way but will have to meet specific requirements. Areas of the banks that are disturbed by the right of way work will be re-graded and re-sodded.
 
The work is expected to begin by mid-February and be completed by the end of April. 
 
This canal right of way clearing work along the BCB's Golden Gate Main Canal is just the latest in the ongoing Districtwide effort that has led to the clearing of debris and trees from the banks of canals in Lee, Collier, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties in recent years to ensure flood protection.
 
Click to watch SFWMD's Public Service Announcement regarding canal maintenance. 
 

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