Why Watersheds Matter

Why are Watersheds Important?

No matter where you are, you are in a watershed. The water flowing over the land and through the soil beneath our feet creates a network connecting the uplands, springs, wetlands, streams, and rivers of the Lower Sugar River Watershed. A well-functioning watershed provides clean drinking water, irrigation and healthy soil for crop production, protection from flooding, and adequate wildlife habitat in addition to providing enjoyment and outdoor recreation opportunities. We ALL have a stake in clean water!