Water Resources

Across our urban and rural communities, Polk County has committed to working with our water resources.  Improving water quality, creating recreational resources and addressing flood challenges all play a key role in reaching a vision for improving water resources in Central Iowa.  From the Raccoon River to Fourmile Creek, all of our water resources require their own unique effort.  Polk County has committed to following the watershed approach to understand our unique resources and achieve our goals.

Wastewater Management Authority

Drainage Districts

Flood Information and Resources

Other Efforts



Eastern Polk County Watershed Plan Development

Polk County recently received federal funding to develop a watershed plan for priority watersheds in the Eastern portion of the County.  This plan will be focused on identifying key projects to improve watershed conditions and setting up for future federal implementation funding.  This project will leverage ongoing work and partnerships with the Fourmile Creek and Mud Camp Spring Creeks Watershed Management Authorities.

Click here for more information about the project.

WFPO Public Scoping Meeting

Please join us on Thursday, January 28, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for the WFPO Public Scoping Meeting.  At this meeting you can learn more about the project and have a chance to provide important local feedback on key topics. 

Click on the following link to join the meeting:  If you cannot attend on January 28, a recording will be available via the same link for several weeks following.