Science 101: What Is a Watershed?

by: Ellen McCallie

The term watershed is often used today, but not all of us know what it truly describes. A watershed is an area of land in which all water drains to a common location or waterway. In some parts of a watershed, water flows. In other parts of a watershed, water is stored, at least temporarily. This article offers a brief discussion of watersheds and their importance.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 4/1/2003Stock # sc03_040_07_17Volume 040Issue 07

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