Watersheds (:

By ; Cylest & Julia

What They Do

A Watershed, also known as a drainage basin is an area of land that is drained by a water system. River systems are divided by watersheds. The Mississippi River has the largest watershed in the U.S. Hundreds of tributaries from the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains extend into the Mississippi River.

Major Watersheds

The Major Watersheds that spread across the U.S. are listed below;- Mississippi- Colorado- Rio Grande- Columbia

Below are examples of Watersheds

Quotes & More Information ..

"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."                                                                                          -John Wesley PowellWatersheds 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.