Q: My neighbor is flooding my land!
I bought a property a few years ago to build a home on, i noticed it has a problem with the drainage and it didnt take long to realize my neighbor blocked off the ditch, he did this cause he owns grazing land on the west and south side if my property, so instead of installing a culvert he just threw some dirt in the ditch to drive across. Now its backing water onto my property. The water is to flow south towards a creek and eventually end up in the river. So the county comes out and tells me what i already know that water is supposed to flow South but they dont have an easement to clean the ditch, then the state (South West Florida water mgmt.) comes out and tells me the same thing. The state says "he cant just block water flow like that" . The state tells me they will contact the owner and take care of it. A week later they say sorry the owner wont let us on his property. So im prettt much S.O.L. isnt there any goverment official that can help? Who should i contact?
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