What is a watershed?

A watershed is an area of land that drains to a common location.  A watershed can vary in size, they can represent the area draining to a small stream to the entire area draining to an ocean.  See the diagram below.


Reference provided by: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/justforkids

Everyone lives in a watershed.  Do you know which watershed you live in?  Provided below is a map of the Sandusky River Watershed and its subwatersheds.  If you live in the Sandusky River Watershed – Can you find the sub-watershed you live in?

Sandusky Watershed HUC map

Subwatersheds of the Sandusky Watershed by 11-digit Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUC):

010 – Muddy Creek

020 – Sandusky River – Bucyrus

030 – Broken Sword

040 – Sandusky River – Upper Sandusky

050 – Tymochtee – headwaters

060 – Tymochtee – Lower

070 – Sandusky River – Mexico

080 – Honey Creek

090 – Sandusky River – Tiffin

100 – Wolf Creek

110 – Green Creek

120 – Sandusky River – Fremont

130 – South Shore – West

140 – South Shore – East

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