Stark County Watersheds
What is a Watershed?
A watershed is an area of land where all of the storm water drains to one body of water. Storm water is the flow of water resulting from precipitation, such as rainfall or snow melt.
The diagram below shows an example of how watersheds can be determined. All of the storm water that falls on the hillside that is facing you is part of one watershed, while all the storm water that falls on the far side of the hill is part of a different watershed.
Public Domain Image Obtained Courtesy of Lake County Stormwater Management Commission
Ohio has 2 main watersheds, the Lake Erie Watershed and the Ohio River Watershed. The majority of storm water in Stark County will flow to the Ohio River, but a small portion of the county, part of the Cuyahoga River Watershed, will flow to Lake Erie.
Protect Our Watersheds
There are many steps we can all take to protect our storm water and watersheds. Check out the videos below, produced by Stark Soil and Water Staff, to learn more about watersheds and storm water, and the steps we can all take to protect them.