This is a typical Florida canal. The 2PM view is toward the west pointed at the northern extremity of the Everglades about 10 miles away. On a schedule they dredge the canals. Since this one was last done the property to the lower left was developed. It is a nuclear reactor to supply radiation for medical treatments. Further down the left are a business mall, a vacant lot and then a Bank. The bridge at the farthest depth of the photo is for a major thoroughfare. All along the right behind unkept water's edges are my neighbor's homes. It is a jungle! And they complain about my crooked Bougainvillea?
Anyhow, the design, installation and dredging is done in a straight line. someone must've thought giving the reactor a few extra feet of embankment into the canal was a good thing. Just past that is a southbound 20ft wide transverse canal. On that left side you can see two (what I believe to be) Muskovy ducks foraging for seeds from the grass and weed covered sand banksin the shallow water. Two Muskovys are just above them atop the embankment. And the jungle sustains lots of wildlife which I enjoy.
The canal abutting property is sometimes privately owned with easements for the Drainage District and sometimes the abutting properties are outright owned by the Water Management District. In this canal the WMD has 15' of easement rights on the left and 15' of plant and material decision rights to the lands on the right. These two bureaucracies (Water Manage and Drainage) can never seem to agree on ownership and abutter's rights. One Huckster even sold an embankment property in a valuable location that wasn't his. Took years for the Courts to vacate the sale, property and return it to the State. The Legislature then wrote a bill that deeded the land to the Management District and so the cycle continues.