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WATERSHED TOPICS

What is a Watershed?

It's the area of land that catches rain and snow and drains or seeps into a marsh, stream, river, lake or groundwater. Homes, farms, ranches, forests, small towns, big cities and more can make up watersheds. Some cross county, state, and even international borders. Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. Some are millions of square miles, others are just a few acres. Just as creeks drain into rivers, watersheds are nearly always part of a larger watershed.  

"that area of land, a bounded hydrologic system, within which all living things are inextricably linked by their common water course and where, as humans settled, simple logic demanded that they become part of a community." 

(By: John Wesley Powell, scientist geographer)

Watershed Map  
Watershed 1960
(PDF)
Watershed 2000
(PDF)
 ArcMap 1960 Watersheds files. Inside the zipped file are the shapefile of the watersheds and a metadata file (watersheds1960_1990.htm) that has information about the layer. 

 

 Watershed Lists 
Alphabetical Order   Numerical Order

 

North Fort Myers Watershed Related Topics 
North Fort Myers Surface Water Management Plan 2010 (Clickable Map)

North Fort Myers Surface Water Management Plan 2010 (Executive Summary)

North Fort Myers Surface Water Management Plan 2010 - Application for Conceptual ERP

North Fort Myers Surface Water Management Plan 2010 - Noticed General Permit Application

North Fort Myers Surface Water Management Plan 2010 - Appendix C

North Fort Myers Area Related Q & A