Onondaga Lake watershed

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what is a watershed?

A watershed is an area of land that feeds all the water running under it and draining off of it into a body of water. It combines with other watersheds to form a network of rivers and streams that progressively drain into larger water areas.


http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/conservation/issues/watershed1.htm

Onondaga Lake water shed

Onondaga Lake is located along the northern side of the City of Syracuse in Onondaga County, New York. The lake covers an area of 4.6 square miles (11.9 square kilometers). The lake receives water from a drainage basin of 248 square miles (648 square kilometers), located almost entirely within Onondaga County.


http://www.epa.gov/region2/water/lakes/onondaga.htm

pollution in are watershed

the establishment of the onondaga county metropolitan sewer district in the 1950s marked the start of efforts to address declining water quality METRO was build in 1960 the county made improvements to METRO in 1979, upgrading to secondary treatment and then to tertiary so by this was leaking sewage into are watershed which harmed are drinking water in may spots in are county


to read more read the book (Onondaga Lake watershed progress assessment and action strategies)

Whats's a Watershed?