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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Mapping and Protecting Our Watershed

Map of Watershed

NVRC is pleased to share with you a link to this interactive map that shows watersheds in the region and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The map was put together by Allie Wagner of our Environmental staff. You can use the search bar to find your home or point of interest and in which watershed it is located.

Watersheds are areas of land that drain into rivers or bodies of water. As you zoom in, the map shows smaller watersheds that drain into creeks and local streams. As you zoom out, the map shows larger watersheds that drain into major rivers or water bodies.

Polluted stormwater runoff is the number one cause of polluted streams and rivers in Northern Virginia, which also are the sources of our drinking water; and which ultimately drain into the Chesapeake Bay. We are working together with our local government partners to help our residents stay healthy and safe by reducing the amount of pollution that reaches local creeks and rivers. Learn more about what you can do to help at www.onlyrain.org.

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