What is a Watershed?

What is a watershed?

  • Watersheds are an area of land that drains into a stream, lake, or river.
  • Watersheds can be thousands of acres draining into a river or lake.
  • Watersheds also can be as small as a few acres draining into a creek or pond.

Did You Know?

  • The Salt Creek Watershed encompasses approximately 96 miles of water.
  • There is approximately 93,000 acres of land in the watershed.
  • There are 11 townships that are part of the Salt Creek Watershed:
    • Adams, Blue Rock, Highland, Meigs, Perry, Rich Hill, Salem, Salt Creek, Union, Washington, and Wayne.

Soil Types:

  • Lowell-Guernsey-Gilpin association
  • Glenford-Newark-Fitchville association
  • Westmoreland-Berks-Guernsey association
  • Wellston-Zanesville-Alford association
  • Westmoreland-Coshocton-Rigley association