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The Florida Statutes

The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXI
DRAINAGE
Chapter 298
DRAINAGE AND WATER CONTROL
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Section 298.66, Florida Statutes 2009

298.66  Obstruction of drainage canals, etc., prohibited; damages; penalties.--No person may willfully, or otherwise, obstruct any canal, drain, ditch or watercourse or damage or destroy any drainage works constructed in any district.

(1)  Any person who shall willfully obstruct any canal, drain, ditch or watercourse or shall damage or destroy any drainage works constructed by any district, shall be liable to any person injured thereby for the full amount of the injury occasioned to any land or crops or other property by reason of such misconduct, and shall be liable to the district constructing the said work for double the cost of removing such obstruction or repairing such damage.

(2)  Whoever shall willfully or otherwise obstruct any canal, drain, ditch, or watercourse, or impede or obstruct the flow of water therein, or shall damage or destroy any drainage works constructed by any district shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.

History.--s. 5, ch. 6190, 1911; s. 52, ch. 6458, 1913; RGS 5293, 5294; ss. 1-3, ch. 10110, 1925; CGL 1518, 1519, 7413-7415; s. 163, ch. 71-136; s. 28, ch. 79-5.

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