What is the Papillion Creek Watershed?

The Papillion Creek Watershed (Watershed) is the area of land that drains water over land into the Papillion Creek. The Watershed is located in eastern Nebraska and drains an area of approximately 402 square miles (mi2). The Watershed boundary depicted in the figure shows that about one-half of the Watershed is located within Douglas County, and the other half is divided nearly equally between Washington and Sarpy counties. The western and northernmost peripheral areas within the Watershed are mostly undeveloped rural land, and the majority of the Omaha-metropolitan’s surface water runoff will drain into a waterway the leads to the Papillion Creek that discharges into the Missouri River south of Bellevue.  Primary streams in the Watershed include Big Papillion, Little Papillion, West Papillion, and Papillion Creeks.