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​Flowway protection ​Drainage Maintenance​ ​open space preservation​


Flowway Protection<Bookmark>

Protection and restoration of natural flowways helps ensure proper surface water management to mitigate the effects of storms or sheet flow. In addition to the floodplain management advantages, flowway protection provides significant points in the Community Rating System, which gives residents of unincorporated Lee County a 25 percent discount on their NFIP flood insurance.


Drainage Maintenance<Bookmark>

Maintenance of ditches, weirs and canals, sewer systems and other water conveyances helps ensure proper surface water management to mitigate the effects of storms or sheet flow. In addition to the floodplain management advantages, drainage maintenance activities provide significant points in the Community Rating System, which gives residents of unincorporated Lee County a 25 percent discount on their NFIP flood insurance.

Lee County maintains the water conveyances in public rights of way, and private property owners are responsible for clearing and maintaining drainage conveyances on private property.

If you have a concern about maintenance of a drainage conveyance, contact Lee County Request for Action by calling the Request for Action Hotline at 239-533-9400 or filling out the Request for Action Form online.

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Open Space Preservation<Bookmark>

Preservation of open space in unincorporated Lee County helps ensure proper surface water management to mitigate the effects of storms and sheet flow. In addition to the floodplain management advantages, the preservation of open space provides significant points in the Community Rating System, which gives residents of unincorporated Lee County a 25 percent discount on their NFIP flood insurance.

In Lee County, the Conservation 20/20 program ensures the preservation of nearly 25,000 acres of open space.

Additional open space is preserved through the Land Development Code, which requires a portion of land to be dedicated to green space in all major developments.