Watershed Studies

Know Your Watershed

The Stormwater Section of Public Works is responsible for flood control, water quality protection, and infrastructure maintenance. To better understand our City's stormwater needs, various studies have been initiated through the years. These studies:

  • Establish floodplain boundaries
  • Identify flood-prone areas
  • Determine project needs for future Capital Improvement Plans (CIP)

Recently, studies have been initiated to identify streambank stabilization and infrastructure replacement needs. 

View Olathe's Preferred Alternatives Studies

View Olathe's Streambank Stabilization Studies

For questions regarding flooding and watershed studies:

Additional Resources

FEMA Webpage
National Flood Insurance Program


City of Olathe
Dept. of Public Works
Stormwater Management Section
1385 S. Robinson St.
P.O. Box 768
Olathe, KS  66051-0768