Providing Drainage, Flood Control and Water Management Since 1918

Welcome to North St. Lucie River Water Control District

The North St. Lucie River Water Control District was originally created in 1918 under the provisions of Chapter 298, Florida Statutes, commonly referred to as the General Drainage Law of Florida. North St. Lucie River Water Control District is responsible for drainage, flood control and protection, water management and reclamation of lands within its boundaries. The District owns, operates and maintains works for water management and regulates their use by others. The water management system generally includes a network of approximately 200 miles of canals, and associated pumps and water control structures. The North St. Lucie River Water Control District is located within St. Lucie County Florida, encompassing roughly 65,000 acres.

Water Use Within
North St. Lucie River Water Control District

With limited capabilities, the North St. Lucie River Water Control District has historically provided surface water within canals for irrigation use by landowners. In order to continue providing surface water through the District's facilities to constituents for irrigation use, the North St. Lucie River Water Control District is required to obtain a South Florida Water Management District Water Use Permit. Any landowner who obtains surface water from North St. Lucie River Water Control District facilities will be required to establish their water use right  through this permitting process. For more information  visit our District Water Use Page.

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PERMITS AND FEES

NSLRWCD Permit Manual,
Permit Application and Fee Schedule  

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WATER USE INFORMATION

Water Use Permitting, Application,
Sample Forms and FAQs 

DISTRICT INFORMATION

District Contacts, Charter,
Canal Elevations Map and Links