Contractors working for Lee County have begun a flood mitigation project in portions of San Carlos Park, which will restore drainage in canals and in roadside swales.
San Carlos Park was hit particularly hard by flooding in 2017 when heavy August rains were followed by Hurricane Irma in September. The need for flood mitigation measures led the Board of County Commissioners to pursue a community development grant in 2019 that would assist with the cost of these efforts.
In June 2020, the Board accepted a $7.1 million Community Development Block Grant from the State of Florida for repairs to the drainage infrastructure and sidewalks. The Board awarded contracts for the work in August 2021.
To search if your home will be affected by this project and to track the progress of the ongoing project use the interactive map below
All obstructions in the easements, both along and in canals and along roadside swales will need to be removed prior to the work. Property owners should remove items they wish to keep.
Items that need to be removed include, but are not limited, to:
- Ornamental plants
- Fruit trees
- Pet burial sites
- Self-installed irrigation pumps
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