Johnson County


Project Name Summary/Additional Information
High School Lake and Stream Monitoring For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Hillsdale Water Quality Protection Project 1-10 The Hillsdale Water Quality Project, Inc. is based on the principles of community watershed environmental protection planning and implementation. The Board of Directors has established the following objectives: 1) Educate the public about point and nonpoint sources of pollution in the watershed; 2) Introduce pollution control practices in agricultural areas, construction sites, and neighborhoods to protect water quality and the total natural resource base; 3) Solidify the project's organizational structure and funding to insure long -term protection of the lake's watershed. These objectives will be achieved by developing volunteer groups within the communities to provide education programs to the public; implement, in cooperation with residents, pollution control practices; monitor the lake and tributaries with the assistance of volunteers; and devise long -range planning to accommodate the growth in development of the watershed.
Kansas & Johnson County Home*A*Syst For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Lake Olathe Watershed Protection Plan Part 1 & 2 KDHE currently administers 319 funding to the City of Olathe to implement the Lake Olathe Watershed Protection Plan. The City of Olathe is using the 319 funding to hire USGS to complete a three-year study of Lake Olathe. USGS is conducting water quality sampling to determine the cause of seasonal taste and odor problems in the lake. Lake Olathe currently provides 10% of the City''s drinking water supply. It is believed the lake is in a moderate state of eutrophication. The City of Olathe, in conjunction with KSU and KBS, will also implement a watershed protection plan for Lake Olathe that will focus on limiting nutrient input into the watershed.
Marais Des Cygnes River Basin Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Project For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
On-Site Aerobically Treated Wastewater Demo. For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.
Sycamore Ridge Impact Study For information contact Watershed Management Section 785-296-4195 or nps@kdheks.gov.