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Watershed by Design

Our mission is to address issues related to water quality and storm water quantity in the Papillion Creek Watershed by establishing regionally common goals and standards for the development of the watershed through 2040.

The Papillion Creek Watershed consists of the land area that conveys water to the Missouri River from rain and snowmelt within the basin. The Watershed covers 402 square miles located in Washington, Douglas and Sarpy Counties and flows in a southeasterly direction to the Missouri River. There are three main tributaries that form the Papillion Creek system – Little Papillion Creek, Big Papillion Creek and West Papillion Creek. This watershed approach was adopted by the PCWP so that surface water which flows across numerous jurisdictional boundaries can be managed in a consistent and comprehensive manner.

2024 Watershed Plan Update

Every 5 years, the Partnership reviews the progress on the Watershed Plan originally adopted in 2009. Progress towards structural elements of the plan is noted and priorities for the next five years are set. In August 2023, the Partnership began the update process. This update coincides with the adoption of the interlocal agreement for continuation of the Partnership. 

In March 2024, three briefing sessions were held via Zoom for Partnership member representatives, including elected officials. Click here to view the slides from those presentations.