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What is a Watershed?

A watershed is an area of land where the all of the water drains to a common waterway, such as a stream and includes all of the land and activities that affects the waterway. Watersheds can be small and localized, such as the area affecting a small tributary. As individual tributaries flow into larger streams and rivers, they become part of a larger watershed.


We all live in a watershed and our actions can affect not only the watershed in which we live, but those that are downstream.


The SCCD Watershed Program includes several activities, with the goal of improving the water resources for Sheridan County. The focus watersheds include the Tongue RiverGoose Creek, and Prairie Dog Creek watersheds. 

For more information on water quality restoration efforts in other Wyoming watersheds, check out the Wyoming Association of Conservation District's Wyoming Watersheds Progress Report

Zoom in on the map to find which watershed you live in or click the full screen button in the upper right corner to search by address.
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