You are here: Home Videos We Must Protect Our Watersheds to Preserve Our Most Precious Resource We Must Protect Our Watersheds to Preserve Our Most Precious Resource The string should be wrapped tightly between two points and twisted, so the branches can be held vertically in place while the concrete dries. by Derek Markham March 7, 2009, 3:00 am A watershed, also known as a catchment or drainage basin, is the area of land where water from precipitation (either rain or snow) drains downhill into a body of water, such as a stream, river, reservoir, wetland, sea or ocean. Protecting these watersheds from pollution, erosion, and runoff of agricultural or industrial contaminants is essential for our survival. Watershed The watershed includes both the bodies that convey the water (rivers, streams, etc.) as well as the land area from which water drains. Watersheds are separated from adjacent catchments by a drainage divide. The following video is a great introduction to the idea of a watershed: No matter where you live, you are in a watershed. If we don’t manage our watersheds wisely, we risk losing access to clean water, and everything downstream from us will also be affected by our actions (or non-action). Watershed resources links: Surf your watershed with a searchable map from the EPA to find active groups working on watershed issues near you. Watershed Management Council Center for Watershed Protection National Resources Conservation Service USGS Water Resources National Wetlands Inventory National Groundwater Association See more Previous article Global Diets: Russians Too Fat, Americans Too Worldly Next article Portion Control-3 Easy Ways to Cut Down Your Calories One Comment Leave a Reply haee wssp ? bruhh bruhh Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.