A wetland is an area that often holds water and contains soils that support water-loving vegetation. For the regulatory definition of wetlands, please see Section 373.019 of the Florida Statutes.
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There are three impact zones on river lots:
1. For property located within a floodway and within the first 75 feet adjacent to the normally recognized bank of water, clearing is limited to that necessary to provide reasonable pedestrian access or to remove diseased or dead vegetation.
2. For property located within a floodway but outside of the 75 foot setback, clearing is allowed for the construction of structures, associated water supply, waste water disposal, and private driveway access facilities. Removal of diseased and dead vegetation is also authorized.
3. Property outside of the floodway is regulated by local government. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection requires permits for any wetland clearing in this zone.