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.
- Lowell-Guernsey-Gilpin association
- Glenford-Newark-Fitchville association
- Westmoreland-Berks-Guernsey association
- Wellston-Zanesville-Alford association
- Westmoreland-Coshocton-Rigley association
|Stream Name||Drainage (sq. miles)||Length (miles)|
|White Eyes Creek||12.5||6.7|
|Little Salt Creek||14.7||7.5|
|Land Use/Land Cover||Percentage (%)|
|Urban (open Imperious Surfaces)||0.29|
|Agricultural/Open Urban Areas||48.25|
|Barren (strip mines, quarries, sand and gravel pits)||0.03|