May 31, 2017
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Before beginning a tree clearing operation for public safety purposes, South Florida Water Management (SFWMD) staff is reaching out to residents along the G-15 (New River) Canal in Broward County to explain how the project will provide homes and businesses with maximum flood protection. Obstruction clearing is essential to protecting families and personal property as fallen trees can block canals, creating a severe flooding and causing damage after a heavy rain event.
On May 1, District staff provided critical information to all property owners along the canal to about the project, while also providing a timeline for the clearing operation. Additionally, staff are personally visiting each property and meeting with owners to answer their questions. Lastly, a website has been created to provide updates to this specific project, as well as other tree clearing operations throughout the SFWMD's 16 counties.
The G-15 Canal tree clearing project is slated to begin in mid-June and continue for approximately 90 days. It affects the stretch of the canal from University Drive east to the East Holloway Canal.