Watersheds – June 2017


Watersheds are areas of land that drain to a particular stream, river, or lake. They can also be called drainage basins or catchments. Watersheds are separated by ridges and hills that are called divides. A watershed consists of surface water—lakes, streams, reservoirs, and wetlands—and all the underlying ground water.

The Ohio River Watershed spans 13 states, covering 203,940 square miles that include all of Kenton County. More than 25 million people live within its drainage area.



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