Dam Site 15A

Damsite 15a

Dam Site 15A is one of 15 proposed regional detention basins in the Papillion Creek Watershed Management Plan . Dam Site 15A, a 225-acre lake, is proposed to be located on the North Branch of West Papillion Creek in Douglas County near 168th and Fort Streets. This project will address the immediate need for flood control in the Omaha metropolitan area and areas downstream along West Papillion Creek.

Dam Site 15A will also:

  • Improve water quality in the Papillion Creek Watershed
  • Introduce an aquatic ecosystem including fisheries
  • Create and enhance wildlife habitat
  • Provide recreational benefits to the community.

The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District (P-MRNRD), the City of Omaha, and members of the Papillion Creek Watershed Partnership initiated preliminary design for Damsite 15A in early 2010. The project includes:

  • Development of recreational plans and design
  • Investigations of potential environmental impacts
  • Identification of funding sources.

Construction Schedule:

Construction of the project began in May 2015.  Due to excessive rains in 2015 and 2016, the project completion date has been pushed back to September 2017.  When construction has been completed, the City of Omaha will take ownership of the recreation area.

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To learn more about this project, please contact Lori Laster, P-MRNRD Project Manager at (402) 444-6222 or llaster@papionrd.org.

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