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Water in the Environment: Watersheds

A watershed is an area of land within which rainfall flows downhill to a stream, river, lake, or bay. Every inch of the state is part of a watershed – in other words, all lands drain into a lake, river, stream or other water body and directly affect its quality.

Polk County Extension Agent, Shannon McGee, teaching kayakers about an urban watershed in Winter Park.