A watershed is the region of land draining into a specific body of water.
We all live in a watershed; we all play in a watershed. All Nebraska water comes from a watershed and flows downstream into another watershed. Ours originates in the Rocky Mountains above Denver and ends up in the Gulf of Mexico via New Orleans.
Watersheds help us remember that water pollution and stewardship is more than a local issue. What they do upstream directly affects us and what we do here affects all people downstream. Click here to learn more.