Bridges, Culverts, and Inlets to Waters of the State

Construction, reconstruction, repair or replacement of bridges, culverts, storm sewers and inlets to Waters of the State occurring within Pelican River Watershed District  require permitting approval.

Plans and specifications will be reviewed by the District as to the effect of the construction upon the waters of the District and for approval as to location, size, and elevation. Bridge and culvert crossings should provide equivalent hydraulic capacity as existing condition; retain existing navigational capacity; not adversely affect water quality; represent the “minimal impact” solution to a specific need with respect to all other alternatives; allow for future erosion, scour, and sedimentation considerations.

Adequate vegetation or other means of shoulder and bank protection must be implemented in order to minimize soil erosion and pollution of water and to protect and reduce the future maintenance.

Permit Applications must include:

A. Construction details showing:

  • 1.Existing and proposed flow line (invert) elevations
  • 2.End details with flared end sections and rip rap (energy dissipaters)
  • 3.Size and description of structure
  • 4.Emergency overflow elevation and route
  • 5.Construction schedule
  • 6.Narrative describing construction methods

B. Grading & Erosion-Sediment Control Plan
C. Computations of watershed area, peak flow rates, and discussion of potential effects on water levels above and below the project area.


Groundwater Dewatering

Projects requiring the withdrawal of groundwater (and subsequent discharge) within the jurisdiction of Pelican River Watershed District are subject to permitting.

When evaluating the permitting of such projects the District reviews plans to withdraw groundwater and location of the place of discharge.

Permit applications must include:

  • Grading & Sediment-Erosion Control Plan
  • General description of the situation, impact on receiving body of water, the projected maximum yearly withdrawal, and its use.

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