What is a Watershed?

A watershed is a geographical area bounded by high elevation lines. Any rainwater falling into this geographical area will travel overland, into:

  • Creeks
  • Drains
  • Rivers
  • Storm Sewers
  • Ultimately into Lake Erie

Any runoff water in a watershed has no means to enter a neighboring watershed. The City of Trenton sheds water into the Blakely Drain, Frank and Poet Drain and the Trenton Channel. Both drains empty into Lake Erie in the City of Gibraltar.

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1. Where does storm water go?
2. What is a Watershed?
3. What is Storm Water Runoff Pollution?
4. How is it different from other forms of water pollution?
5. Where does Storm Water Runoff Pollution comes from?