A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Oct. 23, at 132nd and Cornhusker Road to begin construction on a $14.5 million Papio-Missouri River Natural Resource District (NRD) flood control project. In addition to flood protection for residents and property downstream along the West Branch Papillion Creek, which includes Papillion and Bellevue, the project plans include construction of a hiking/biking trail, boat ramp, picnic shelters, upstream water quality structures and a Lincoln Road extension and bridge. The 135-acre reservoir and recreation area shares boundaries with 335 acres of public parkland situated between Lincoln and Omaha. Look for a scheduled opening in 2015.
This multipurpose flood control and outdoor recreation project is the first to be implemented under the Papillion Creek Watershed Partnership’s watershed management plan. Project partners include Papio-Missouri River NRD, City of Papillion, Sarpy County and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.
For more information, contact the Papio-Missouri River NRD at 402-444-6222 or visit their web site papionrd.org