The Ditch Maintenance Program is part of the Stormwater Management Division's Operation and Maintenance Program. The maintenance is intended to keep natural and man made 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.
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.
The Operations Division provides reports that summarize the monthly total linear footage of ditches maintained along with summaries of other drainage maintenance activities.