C-100A Canal Vegetation Removal Project
To ensure a 7-mile section of the C-100A Canal can continue to provide adequate flood protection for residents in the Villages of Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay, the South Florida Water Management District is conducting a phased tree removal effort. A total of seven, 1-mile phases will be completed through 2018.
To access and maintain the canal banks to provide optimal flood protection, the District has right-of-way easements along the canal situated on private property in Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay. Some residents have installed or constructed improvements (i.e., fences, docks, gazebos) within the easement. Residents are advised that some of these improvements may need to be removed prior to the removal of trees on a homeowner's property to allow the project to proceed. Thereafter, reinstallation of certain improvements within the District’s easement may not be permitted, as they may become obstructions during heavy rainfall, blocking drainage and causing flooding, as well as interfering with emergency flooding response.
Tree Removal Areas and Schedule
All impacted residents will be notified 30 days from the start date and again two weeks prior to the commencement of work in a specific area. District staff will continue to update residents impacted by the project until all work is complete. This web page will also be updated regularly with canal closures, property access details and project status updates.
- PHASE 3 – Fall 2017: The third phase from U.S. 1 to Killian Drive (SW 112th Street) in the Village of Pinecrest began in November 2017. The work is expected to be complete by the end of February 2018.
MAP: Phase 3 [PNG]
- PHASE 2 – Summer 2017: The second phase consisted of a 1-mile section from SW 112th Avenue (Killian Drive) to SW 124th Street (Chapman Field). The work was completed in October 2017, and this section of canal is now passable to boat traffic again.
MAP: Phase 2 [PNG]
- PHASE 1 – Winter 2017: The first phase consisted of a 1-mile section from SW 124th Street (Chapman Field) to SW 136th Street (Howard Drive). The work was completed in April 2017, and this section of canal is now passable to boat traffic again.
MAP: Phase 1 [PNG]
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For More Information
- OVERVIEW PRESENTATION: C-100A Canal Flood Control Project [PDF]
- FIRST LETTER OF NOTICE: Letter to residents – Oct. 11, 2016 [PDF]
- SECOND LETTER OF NOTICE: Letter to residents – Dec. 14, 2016 [PDF]
- PHASE 1 LEGAL SURVEYS: C-100A Canal right-of-way easements with aerial photos [PDF]
- PHASE 2 LEGAL SURVEYS: C-100A Canal right-of-way easements with aerial photos [PDF]
- PHASE 3 LEGAL SURVEYS: C-100A Canal right-of-way easements with aerial photos [PDF]
- FACT SHEET: FYI: C-100 Series of Canal Maintenance [PDF]
- NEWS RELEASE: SFWMD Clearing Effort Helps Ensure the Safety of South Miami-Dade County Families – Feb. 2, 2017
- FAQs: Canal right-of-way permits [PDF]
- FACT SHEET: Keeping Canals Clear: How you can help [PDF]
- INFOGRAPHIC: Rain Drain: What to expect in your neighborhood when it rains [PDF]
Armando Vilaboy, SFWMD Regional Representative
(305) 513-3420, Ext. 7249
SFWMD maintains more than 2,000 miles of canals from Orlando to the Florida Keys. Keeping them clear of debris and vegetation, especially on their banks, ensures the regional flood control system works to protect Florida families and businesses.