Canal and lake banks are normally maintained by the property owner or the organization that owns the waterway. Normally canal and lake banks are mowed and exotic vegetation and trees removed from time to time. Trash is also removed as necessary. Sometimes the banks may erode and will need to be redone. Please refer back to WMD's Home Page to find out what organization has responsibility for bank maintenance in your area.
Dead Alligator in control structure
Dead fish or wildlife in or near the water is not a natural condition especially in large numbers. Report your observations of dead fish to the Broward County Environmental Response Line at 954-519-1499. Report your observations of dead wildlife to 359-1313, extension 221.
If you see someone in the act of dumping materials or liquids in or near a canal or lake call your local police department as soon as possible. Otherwise, illegal or questionable dumping should be reported to Broward County Environmental Response Line at 954-519-1499.
Fallen trees should be reported especially if they are in the water. A fallen tree in the water can cause a potential flooding problem in your area if not promptly removed. A request for tree removal should be made to the appropriate authority with jurisdiction over your area. Please refer back to WMD's Home Page to find out what agency or organization has authority in your area.