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What is a Watershed?

What is a Watershed? p. 1 C HICAGO R IVER S CHOOLS N ETWORK What is a Watershed? Chicago River Classroom Activity Grade Level: 6 th-12 th Duration: one class period Objectives: 1.


WATERSHED FUNCTIONS Peter E. Black SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse, New York 13210 ABSTRACT Watershed functions that dominate the hydrologic environment are identified and dis

What is a Watershed?

Materials have been developed as part of the University of Hawaii-Manoa GK-12 program (NSF grant #05385500) in conjunction with the Hokulani Elementary School, Honolulu, HI.

What is a Watershed?

What is a Watershed? A watershed is the area of land that drains its surface runoff and groundwater to a given waterbody. What we do on the land directly affects what happens in our lakes, streams, and rivers.

Watershed Management1

Watershed Management1 Robert J. Naiman, Peter A. Bison, Robert G. Lee, and Monica G. Turner Overview Management at the watershed scale is a major challenge facing present and future generations.

Watershed Model

Objectives Students will understand that water fl ows through a path that connects watersheds, and wherever you are, you are in a watershed. Students will: investigate drainage patterns, observe how watersheds distinguish different land areas, and discover the origin of the water used in their ...

Adopt Your Watershed Brochure

W e call the earth the water planet because water covers 70 percent of its surface. Americans depend on clean water to drink, to irrigate crops, and to run industries.


Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation DUE 0603455 Using a Web-based GIS to Teach Problem-based Science In High School and College http://www.foothill.edu/fac/klenkeit/nsf/ 1 WHAT IS A WATERSHED?

So what is a watershed?

What's a watershed? No matter where you are in New Jersey, you are in a watershed. Watersheds are everywhere ... from your front doorstep to the local park to the shopping mall to the creek down the road.

Getting To Know Your Local Watershed

LET'S START BASIC: WHAT IS A WATERSHED? A watershed is an area of land that drains into a lake or river. As rainwater and melting snow run downhill, they carry