What is a watershed???
A watershed is basically a dent in the ground that divides two areas
where water can go through to drain to a main local water source.
Why are watersheds so imporant?
watersheds are so important because they let water go through areas where they can either become clouds to produce rain or dain out into the sea.
How do humans impact watersheds?
Humans impact watersheds by using water and it easily goes to drainage ‘rivers’ that lead to the most convenient water sources, the ocean/sea.
The chesapeake bay watershed's characteristics include the following:
Is the largest part on the atlantic coastline
Is about 193 miles /311 kilometers long
Is located in the lower course of the Susquehanna
What states are included in the Chesapeake Bay watershed?
Delaware, Maryland, New york, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Va, entire district of Columbia
What major rivers are included in the Chesapeake Bay watershed?
Susquehanna, Potomac, Rappahanock, and the York rivers all flow into the Chesapeake bay watershed.
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