What is a Watershed?

A watershed is the geographic boundary of a creek, river, or stream – it’s the area of land from which water drains to a particular water body. Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes, and there are watersheds for every body of water, whether it is the creek flowing through your neighborhood or a large river. No matter where you are, you are in a watershed. A river basin consists of all the watersheds that flow to that river.

Check out this quick Watershed illustration