The Papio-Missouri River NRD has made a strong commitment to its citizens urban-water-quality– protecting ground and surface water, slowing the effects of soil erosion, reducing flood threats, creating and protecting wildlife habitat, planting trees and introducing our children to the necessity of living in harmony with our natural world.

Once primarily a rural oriented agency, the Papio-Missouri River NRD has grown to appreciate and meet all natural resources challenges whether they be on our farms or in our cities and towns.

Below is a list of the major activities we undertake in an effort to meet these challenges.

  • Streambank Stabilization
  • Stormwater Management
  • Technical Review of Erosion Potential
  • Cost Sharing

Cole Creek stream restoration:

The NRD is an active partner with the City of Omaha and Omaha By Design for much-needed streambank improvements to Cole Creek in Omaha. This project illustrates the effectiveness of vegetative practices used to reduce streambank erosion that adds to the pollution of our metro area creeks, lakes and rivers.

The NRD, The City of Omaha and other members of the Papillion Creek Watershed Partnership have devised a comprehensive effort to address urban stormwater runoff.

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Whitted Creek stream restoration:

Streambank erosion is a significant problem in and around the Omaha Metro area. In Sarpy County, a major stream bank improvement stabilized Whitted Creek near 25th St in Bellevue. Partnering with the NRD where the NE Dept of Environmental Quality and the Nebraska Environmental Trust. Click here for more project information.

Papillion Creek Watershed Partnership

Zorinski basin 1
The Partnership is constructing water quality basins to protect area lakes from siltation. Shown – Zorinsky Water Quality Basin 1

The Papio-Missouri River NRD is proud to be a member of the Papillion Creek Watershed Partnership. Together, we are addressing water quality concerns in the Omaha Metro area.

For more information contact

Amanda Grint
Water Resources Engineer


Eric Williams
Natural Resources Planner