We All Live in a Watershed

Land is very important to the water cycle. A WATERSHED is any area of land that water flows across or through. Where is the water going? Downhill of course. Water in a watershed trickles and flows toward a common body of water, such as a stream, river, lake or coast. Watersheds can be big or small, but they usually have high points (like ridges) as their upper boundaries. So watersheds capture water, store it and eventually release it farther downhill.

What sort of land is your watershed made of? It's easy to find out. First you need to know if the land where you live is steep or flat.

Now think about what happens when you dig a small hole. Do you find solid rock, fine silt or dirt that is loose and sandy?

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