What’s a watershed? A watershed is an area of land that divides water that flows into other creeks, river, or oceans. It can also hold a lot of water that flows from rivers, storm drains, runoff, also just rain in general.
Our watershed’s common problems is we need healthy storm drains. Storm drains need to be clean because they flow into the river.
We need to manage our water too. If you take a 15- minute shower, you’re using a lot of our viable water that we need to sustain our lives. Farmers and vineyard owners also are not conserving their water, which takes away more and more water from us.
Also, groundwater, or water that is soaking into roads, isn’t helping. If that’s is our valuable rainwater soaking into roads, we aren’t just losing water but our roads will crumble, which debris could flow into the storm drains.
What can you do as an individual in our society to help our watershed? Well, you can conserve your water when you wash your dishes or you can take a quicker shower. Also, you can put your trash in trash cans and not litter.
If we all conserve our watershed's water, then we will have a healthy source of water.
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