Understanding The Reasons For Canal Rehabilitation
Canal rehabilitation projects often involve the use of heavy equipment thus creating a dusty and noisy environment. Lasting from a few days to several months, projects that take place adjacent to homes may cause concerns and anxiety for residents. Understanding the purpose of canal rehabilitation and what to expect can help address these issues. Watch our video to learn more.
GIS data and various maps are available to the public on our online Mapping Portal at
On the portal you will find maps and information on LWDD's boundaries, canals, water control structures, permits and maintenance activities. If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact us at 561-498-5363 or email
Property owners who desire to connect to LWDD drainage canals, place structures in or over, or make use of canal rights-of-way must submit an application for a permit. Staff will review individual applications to ensure projects meet the criteria set forth in the District's Operating Policies and do not interfere with District access, operations or maintenance activities. Some permit applications may require approval by the District's Board of Supervisors. Contact us with your permitting questions or if you are unsure as to whether a permit is required for your project.