What is a Watershed?

A watershed refers to a specific geographic feature. It is a high-sloped area that channels rainwater and local tributaries into a larger body of water. A watershed typically feeds rivers and lakes, often as part of a mountainous or hilly terrain.

City councils play a significant role in watershed management by adopting and regulating various policies related to land use, development, and environmental protection. These regulations may include zoning ordinances, building codes, and stormwater management regulations aimed at minimizing runoff.

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