WATERSHEDS: Catchment Basins as Upside-Down Umbrellas

Watersheds

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2018

Watersheds are like upside down umbrellas

Watersheds

Everyone lives in a watershed. This is because when it rains, it drains into a catchment basin.

Think of it like an upside-down umbrella. The canopy catches water to eventually end up at the lowest depression.

These depressions are often well-connected networks of tributaries.

They zig-zag all the way to a main body of water like a river or lake. That means everything upstream ends up downstream.

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