Best Mangement Practices

What can you do to reduce stormwater runoff?

Johnson County residents have access to many resources to assist them in meeting the requirements of municipal stormwater offices. In this area you will find Best Management practices for Homeowners, Developers, and Agricultural Producers that provide guidance on reducing runoff and improving the quality of the water carried away from your home and yard.

Working together we can protect our homes from flooding and make sure that we always have healthy rivers and clean and abundant drinking water supplies.

Is my home in the Kansas River Watershed?

Below is an interactive Google Map which shows that a large part of Johnson County (outlined in red) falls in the Lower Kansas River Watershed (outlined by the purple line). In fact, the northern border of the county is created by the Kansas River, which separates Johnson County from Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties (and prevents JoCo from being a perfect square). If you live in the Johnson County portion of the Kansas River watershed your activities have a huge impact on the Kaw. Please help us reduce damage from polluted stormwater by following the suggestions in this section of our site.


View Kansas River Watershed in a larger map