February 2, 2017
PINECREST, FL - This week, South Florida Water Management (SFWMD) teams began work to clear overgrown vegetation interfering with flood control operations along a 7-mile stretch of the C-100A Canal in the Village of Pinecrest and Village of Palmetto Bay. Since October 2016, SFWMD staff has been meeting with residents to discuss the implementation of this flood protection measure, as part of a maintenance program designed to protect homes from the aftermath of heavy storms and hurricanes.
"Approximately 100,000 residents rely on this canal for flood protection," said SFWMD Governing Board Member Federico Fernandez. "The C-100A Canal has been a crucial part of the region's flood control system for more than 50 years. District teams will work diligently to clear canal banks of any debris or vegetation that can fall into the water during a weather event and compromise the system."
For the latest information, visit www.sfwmd.gov/c100acanal.