Any area of land that drains to a common outlet with identifiable boundaries that integrate terrestrial, aquatic, and geologic features.
A watershed can be as small as a yard, or as large as a river basin that drains into the ocean.
Water collects as it flows from high elevation to lower elevation.
Watersheds can transport pollutants such as oil, pathogens, sediment, chemicals, trash, and nutrients into a receiving body of water.
We are all stakeholders in the health of our water. It’s our shared responsibility to work to keep pollutants out of our waterways.
Everyone lives in a watershed. Enter your address below to see what watershed you live in.