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Drainage Ditch Maintenance Statistics
2015 Monthly Miles of Drainage Ditches Maintained
2015 County-wide Monthly Ditch Maintenance Graph
2015 Drainage Ditch Maintenance: The Graph at right shows the monthly miles of Drainage Ditch Maintenance completed by the Public Works Department in 2015. The maintenance of drainage flow-ways protects our citizens and communities from excessive flooding by removing accumulated vegetation and other obstructions in drainage flow-ways. This is another role of the Public Works Department that is administered by staff of the Road and Bridge Division as well as staff of the Stormwater Management Division. Some ditch maintenance occurs under the Aquatic Weed Control project, especially in those areas over which the County has legal control or existing easements. Road and Bridge Division staff also undertake drainage flow-way maintenance as well as supervision of contractors hired for such purpose.

Oak Ridge Canal Ditch Maintenance: This major drainage flow-way is located in the Pinellas/Anclote West Watershed, and commences on the west side of Seven Springs Boulevard, between Copperstone Drive and Millstone Drive. It continues westerly through the Reserve at Oakridge residential community and crosses under Oak Meadow Point, onto the Anclote River further to the west. After the 2015 floods the Board of County Commissioners approved funds that allowed maintenance of this major drainage flow-way and others in the County, as depicted in the image at right.