Papio NRD Closed to General Public

In order to further limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health and welfare of our employees the Papio NRD offices are closed to the general public. Only visitors that have an appointment and those involved in the normal operation of the office, such as the postal service, UPS, Fed Ex, and other deliveries, will be allowed to enter the building until further notice.

If you would like to make an appointment with a Papio NRD staff member or need more information, please call 402-444-6222 Ext. 0.




Public Meeting: Papillion Creek Basin Draft Feasibility Report


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District, will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the University of Nebraska-Omaha to gather input on the draft feasibility report for the Papillion Creek General Re-evaluation study. The purpose of the study is to develop alternatives to reduce flood risks and improve public safety within the Papillion Creek Basin in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties.

The public meeting will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with a brief opening presentation beginning at 6:00 p.m. followed by an open house. The open house and presentation will be held in Room 113 in Mammel Hall on the UNO Campus, 6708 Pine Street. Lot 5 will have open parking during the meeting time.

The draft feasibility report provides information on the need for the project, current conditions of the project area, identification of opportunities to reduce flood risk, development of various alternatives to reduce flood impacts to life safety and property within the Papillion Creek Basin, and selection of the proposed plan.

The draft feasibility report, along with study updates, may be downloaded at Comments on the report can be sent via email to or mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, CENWO-PMA-C, ATTN: Tiffany Vanosdall, 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments must be received on or before January 3, 2020.



West Papio Trail 108th Giles to Millard Update

The Papio-Missouri River NRD is partnering with the cities of Omaha and La Vista to extend the West Papio Trail. The project will start at the Giles Road bridge just west of 108th Street, following a former railroad line over Hell Creek, under Harrison Street and Interstate 80, along Harry Andersen Ave, and connecting to the south side of Q Street. This photo shows the existing Hell Creek bridge constructed around 1905. Stabilization work was completed on the slab below the bridge, and a new deck will be constructed on top for the trail surface. Full designs for the trail will be complete in summer 2017, with construction planned for spring and summer of 2018.

A public information meeting was held on March 14, 2017. Around 35 members of the community attended to learn more about the project, ask questions, and to show appreciate for past and future projects to improve the trail system throughout the metro area.

More information on our Trails Page