The Ditch Maintenance Program is part of the Stormwater Management Division's Operation and Maintenance Program.The maintenance is intended to keep natural and manmade drainage flow-ways free of vegetation overgrowth which would result in higher stormwater levels in those conveyances, thereby minimizing the risk of flooding during rain events.
Drainage Ditch Maintenance Reports:
The Road and Bridge Division provides reports that summarize the monthly total linear footage of ditches maintained along with summaries of other drainage maintenance activities.
The image shows a roadside ditch maintenance project along Starkey Boulevard. Many large ditch maintenance activities are contracted out to independent businesses that have gone through the county's Competitive Bidding Process.