Engagement, Infrastructure, Water

County Update: Help Identify Areas of Flooding

Posted by Bonnie Limbird

To help identify flooding concerns throughout Johnson County, the Johnson County Stormwater Management Program, in cooperation with Prairie Village and other Johnson County communities, are working to create watershed master plans.  As part of this effort, residents are being asked to help identify areas of flooding, stream bank erosion, and other stormwater concerns.

A website has been created that allows residents to report these concerns for informational purposes. It can be found at: https://map.social/Community.php?CommunityID=182

On this website, residents can create an account and then create a map identifying areas of concern. Once a resident maps a location of concern, a pop-up box will appear for the user to add detail. It is important to include as much detail as possible in the description. If you need help, click on the “Help” button in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

Details can include:
• Building flooding: Address, how long you have lived there
• Street flooding: Intersection
• Source of water: creek, river, runoff
• How often does the flooding occur
• Approximate depth of flooding
• Number of incidences that you are aware of at a particular location
• Areas of ponding: depth, duration
• Bank erosion: size, threat to buildings/infrastructure
• Sink hole: size, and cause if known
• Pictures. You will be able to upload a picture of the incident/location

Please note, this tool is being used for information gathering purposes and should not be used to report problems that need to be addressed immediately. 

Text above from the City of Prairie Village E-news. You can be added to their email distribution list, too, by clicking: https://www.pvkansas.com/discover-prairie-village/enews-sign-up/ and choosing which topics you want to keep updated on.

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