At the request of Mayor Scott Singer on behalf of the City of Boca Raton, the Lake Worth Drainage District Board of Supervisors agreed at its July 11th Board Meeting to postpone vegetation removal along the L-48, L-49 and L-50 Canal rights-of-way within the City of Boca Raton. This postponement will allow the District and City the opportunity to work together and consider options for necessary canal rehabilitation on these canals prior to final action by the District’s Board of Supervisors on October 17, 2018. The District will be moving forward with the following necessary canal work.
- Removal of stacked vegetation that was previously cut from right-of-way
- Stump grinding vegetation previously cut along the south bank
- Dredging silt from a portion of the channel adjacent to I-95
- Excavation of shoaling east of Southwest 9th Avenue as may be necessary
- Placement of erosion control mats (jute fiber) along the top of canal banks west of 12th Avenue
- Stump grinding of rubber tree previously removed west of Southwest 9th Avenue
- Inspection of outfall pipe located west of Southwest 8th Avenue, and remedial work of such as may be necessary
- Removal of shoaling between 9th and 12th Avenues
Residents are reminded to take proactive measures for hurricane preparedness and sustainable tree maintenance by pruning trees away from drainage canals and refraining from planting trees or vegetation on drainage or utility easements and public rights-of-way.
Additional information and video on the District’s Canal Rehabilitation Program can be found on our website at http://www.lwdd.net/canal-maintenance/canal-rehabilitation. The City of Boca Raton’s website provides civic alerts at https://www.myboca.us/.