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Why do you remove trees from the right-of-way that have been there for decades without any issue?

The canal rights-of-way are public property and exists solely for canal operation and maintenance. Vegetation located on the District’s canal rights-of-way can create obstructions to water flow during heavy rainfall events and/or hinder the District’s ability to properly maintain the canal, both of which can cause serious flooding issues for surrounding neighborhoods.

Just because the tree has not been a problem in the past does not guarantee that they will not fall into the canal and become a problem in the future. The District requires a clear unencumbered right-of-way for emergency response.