What is a Watershed?

A watershed is the area of land where water from rain or snowmelt runs off and drains to a waterbody such as a river, lake or pond. Watershed boundaries are defined by hills, mountains or other higher ground. Because all water eventually flows to a particular waterbody, all land is located in a distinct watershed.

A good analogy of a watershed is a bathtub. The “sides” of the tub define the boundary of the watershed while the “bottom” is the land area” that slopes slightly towards the “drain” or waterbody.

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