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Watershed

Where are the watersheds?

Watersheds are everywhere.  We all live in one and with every step we take we are, at least mathematically, in a new watershed. There are an infinite number of watersheds in Loudoun County.

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Our Loudoun Watersheds

Generally speaking there are about 15 watershed in Loudoun County.  Our northern and western county boarders coincide with watershed boundaries.  In the east and south, the political boundary of Loudoun cuts through watersheds.

Watershed Definition

Definition: "A watershed describes an area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drain into a single larger body of water, such as a larger river, a lake or an ocean."
"Water is constantly moving within and between watersheds: Water evaporates from plants and land, falls from clouds in the form of rain or snow, and flows over and under the land in streams, lakes, and groundwater. This movement of water is called the water cycle.

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