Johnson County using watershed-based approach to collaborate with cities on flooding issues

Johnson County public works staff invited city leaders and the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 7 to discuss progress on a watershed-based approach to flooding issues in the region.

Johnson County is trying a new approach to stormwater management and flooding mitigation: The establishment of Watershed Organizations, agreements between cities across the county to collaborate on stormwater improvement efforts.

The new approach seeks to resolve watershed, flooding and stormwater issues upstream before they become more expensive problems downstream.