What Is the Salt Creek Watershed?

by Angela Lebron-Cola
(December 2011)

As stated in the Salt Creek Watershed Network’s website, the Salt Creek watershed was once a “woodland, wetland, and riparian ecosystem”. Today the Salt Creek Watershed “incorporates more than thirty municipalities that are home to nearly five hundred thousand people” (http://www.saltcreekwatershed.org).

Municipalities within the Salt Creek Watershed (Salt Creek Watershed Network)

As a result, the landscape of the watershed has changed from natural filtration systems to impermeable landscapes that deflect clean water into flood zones and contaminated sewer systems.

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