Watersheds (Covers LS 12)
By Adam Wilson
Where does your water come from?
Is it purified?
Maps of Montgomery, Giles and Craig counties depicting watersheds
What are the three watersheds?
Gulf of Mexico
Regional map showing where the watersheds go
More information on watersheds
You affect those downstream of you
Discharge back into the New River
What is removed?
Sludge is burned
Microorganisms by chlorination
Nitrogen through aeration
Who uses a watershed?
What happens when water quality decreases?
Top predators effected the most
Protection of Watersheds
What is a sinkhole
What is important about them?
Fencing cattle and other livestock away from water bodies
Keeps sediment from washing into the water from erosion
Limits nutrient input from livestock
What can you do?
What three things are removed from water when it is treated?
What uses a watershed besides beavers, otters, herons, eagles, and trout?
How can watershed quality be protected?