Frequent Questions

What is a watershed?

Each of us lives in a watershed. A watershed is the total land area and water bodies that drain into a single river or lake system, and/or is the source of groundwater recharge to that river or lake system (Safe Drinking Water Act - Protecting America's Public Health, poster, EPA816-H-02-003, January 2002). Watersheds are important because they determine the source of your drinking water. Order free information about watersheds from EPA's Web site:

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