As long as rain falls and snow melts, floods will occur. Natural Resources Districts work with landowners and other agencies to minimize the damages that floods cause.
From Gering Valley in the Nebraska Panhandle to Papio Creek in the Omaha metropolitan area, Districts employ a watershed protection approach. Utilizing flood plain management measures, the NRDs design and build dams, levees, dikes, drainage ditches and other structures to keep flood waters from taking lives or damaging crops, buildings and roads.
Often, flood control projects provide an added benfit of recreational opportunities. Trails can be found along waterways or atop levees. Flood control reservoirs offer great sites for land and water recreation.
Districts aid communities in planning flood control and mitigation projects, bringing many interested agencies to work together toward a common goal.