The Papillion Creek Watershed Partnership (PCWP) was created in 2001 through an inter-local agreement to proactively deal with the demands on the Papillion Creek drainage area and to develop an implementation plan that addresses solutions to water quantity and quality problems. The agreement is renewed every five years to help the Partnership continue its planning efforts as well as implement solutions to water quantity and quality problems.

The PCWP is comprised of 9 local governments that are wholly or partially in the Papillion Creek Watershed. The representatives of this Partnership meet regularly with other stakeholders, such as the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the University of Nebraska, to develop a consensus regarding a variety of water quality and quantity related issues. Currently, each member of the Partnership makes a contribution to the organization based upon their respective area and population. The annual contributions total $369,000.

The guiding principles of the Partnership are cooperation, community participation, and comprehensive watershed planning. Open meetings have and will continue to be held to gather public input. The 9 government bodies each decide independently to adopt common policies.

It is the mission of the Partnership to address issues related to surface water quality and stormwater quantity in the Watershed by establishing goals and standards common to the region for development within the Watershed through 2050.

  • Compliance with the Clean Water Act
  • Reduction of existing and future flood impacts
  • Improvement of water quality in the Watershed’s streams and reservoirs
  • Increased water-based recreational opportunities and associated improvement in quality of life
  • Standardization of the construction site soil erosion and sediment control
  • Assessment and characterization of current water quality and quantity conditions for the watershed
  • Watershed Master Plan

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