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

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Learn More about the San Jacinto Watershed

Take a Virtual Tour with Sarah Jane (SJ) Watershed as she travels down the West Fork of the San Jacinto River, learn fun facts about the area, discover the San Jacinto River tributaries along the way as she reaches her destination at the Lake Houston Dam.

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