Water Quality Hydrocaching is geocaching with a twist! Developed by Friends of the Kaw with the help of a Johnson County Stormwater Education grant and the Mid-American Regional Council (MARC), hydrocaching uses the geocache format to help you learn about water quality in the Kansas River.
Three caches are located at Kansas River boat ramps in metro Kansas City and ten caches are located at Best Management Practice (BMP) sites in Johnson County that help prevent pollution from stormwater runoff. When you find the cache you will be asked to do a simple water quality test or answer a question about the BMP practice. Enter your data or answer in the cache’s log book. Earn a free canoe rental on one of our Educational Float trips after you find 10 hydrocaches!
Hydrocache locations are also entered on geocaching.com – you can register for free on this site and use your smart phone to help you find the caches. You can also report to us when you find the cache from this application. Hydrocaches coordinates:
Kaw Point Boat Ramp Hydrocache: N 39° 06.977 W 094° 36.793
Edwardsville Boat Ramp Hydrocache: N 39° 03.015 W 094° 48.987
De Soto Boat Ramp Hydrocache: N 38° 59.090 W 094° 58.481
Turkey Creek Hydrocache (Merriam) – N 39° 00.450 W 094° 41.954
Little Mill Creek Hydrocache (Shawnee) – N 38° 59.668 W 094° 44.649
Wet Pond Hydrocache (Shawnee) – N 39° 01.365 W 094° 46.900
Clear Creek Hydrocache (Shawnee) – N 39° 00.949 W 094° 50.399
Hydrodynamic Separator Hydrocache (Shawnee) – N 38° 59.958 W 094° 51.982
Retention Basin Hydrocache (Lenexa) – N 38° 58.553 W 094° 52.343
Pervious Pavement Hydrocache (Lenexa) – N 38° 57.250 W 094° 50.880
Wetland Hydrocache (Lenexa) – N 38° 57.544 W 094° 50.890
Little Cedar Creek Hydrocache (Olathe) – N 38° 52.924 W 094° 50.313
Rain Garden Hydrocache (Olathe) – N 38° 51.712 W 094° 50.716
We have already had over 130 hydrocache finds! Have fun and be safe!