‘Where does your water shed?’ NACD takes a look
NACD looking to spread word on soil and water conservation efforts
Fifty-eight years ago, the National Association of Conference Districts created Soil & Water Conservation Week to remind people of their role in conservation. This year, that week falls from April 28 to May 5 and emphasizes the theme “Where does your water shed?”
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a watershed is defined as “the area of land where all of the water that is under it or drains off of it goes into the same place. Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county, state, and national boundaries. In the continental U.S., there are 2,110 watersheds; including Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico, there are 2,267 watersheds.”
In Jasper County, there are four watersheds: the Middle Iowa River, both the North and South Skunk Rivers and Lake Red Rock. Rainwater, melting snow and ice all converge in each of these four designated areas.
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