What is a Watershed?

A watershed is the geographic area through which water flows across the land and drains into a common body of water, such as a stream, river, lake, or ocean. Most of the water that flows across the land comes from rainfall and stormwater runoff. Agriculture, mining, urban development, roadways, and human activities affect the quality and quantity of stormwater runoff and pollution from a watershed will ultimately lead to another body of water. Watershed Management is the process of implementing land use practices and water management practices to protect and improve the quality of water and other natural resources within the watershed by identifying pollutants and reducing or eliminating these sources. 
Watersheds in Georgia

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Watershed Management Plans
Cabin Creek
Shoal Creek
Potato Creek


Current Stream Condition in Griffin Area
Cabin Creek at North 2nd Street
Flint River
Potato Creek at Countyline Road
Shoal Creek at Shoal Creek Road

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