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Our Watershed

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This slideshow is designed to teach the different parts of the watershed, explain what a watershed is and review possible threats to watersheds.

This slideshow is designed to teach the different parts of the watershed, explain what a watershed is and review possible threats to watersheds.

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    • 1. Our Watershed Oh to precious water
    • 2. Today’s objectives
      • Define a watershed
      • Label the different parts of a watershed and explain its role in the watershed
      • Label Pennsylvania’s major watersheds.
      • Weigh environmental effects of human activities within a watershed.
    • 3. Water in our lives
      • List all the ways that you used water today
      • What would we do without water?
    • 4.  
    • 5. What is a watershed?
      • A watershed is the land area that drains water to a particular stream, river, or lake. It is a land feature that can be identified by tracing a line along the highest elevations between two areas on a map, often a ridge.
    • 6.  
    • 7.  
    • 8. Water ways
      • River
      • Lake
      • Pond
      • Stream
      • Creek
      • Groundwater
    • 9. Amazing wetlands
      • What is a wetland?
        • EPA’s definition “those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs and similar areas."
    • 10. Wetlands short definition
      • Areas that
        • Hold water during the main growing portion of the year
        • Have hydric soil
        • Have hydric plants (hydrophytes)
    • 11. Why do we care?
      • Wetlands act as a natural sponge
        • They hold excess water
        • They also hold excess pollutants and nutrients.
    • 12. Human effects
      • Damming of waterways
      • The straitening of waterways
        • Speeds up water
      • The dredging of waterways
        • Affects water temps and aquatic life
      • What about the vegetation on the side of the river or creek?
        • The Riparian Zone
    • 13. Riparian Zone
      • The land beside a body of water.
      • Buffer
    • 14. What is in the fence?
    • 15. Concrete watershed?