What is a Watershed?

What is a watershed

A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place. John Wesley Powell, scientist geographer, put it best when he said that a watershed is: "that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community." Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county, state, and national boundaries. In the continental US, there are 2,110 watersheds; including Hawaii Alaska, and Puerto Rico, there are 2,267 watersheds.

Sweetwater County, WY

Sweetwater County, WY
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This county crosses 11 watersheds
Find environmental information for each of these watersheds:
10180006 Sweetwater; state(s): WY
14040101 Upper Green; state(s): WY
14040103 Upper Green-Slate; state(s): WY
14040104 Big Sandy; state(s): WY
14040105 Bitter; state(s): WY
14040106 Upper Green-Flaming Gorge Reservoir; state(s): CO, UT, WY
14040107 Blacks Fork; state(s): UT, WY
14040109 Vermilion; state(s): CO, WY
14040200 Great Divide Closed Basin; state(s): WY
14050003 Little Snake; state(s): CO, WY
14050004 Muddy; state(s): WY

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