Why water shed management is important?

Lesson 25: Water conservation

Why water shed management is important?

Runoff from rainwater or snow melt can contribute significant amounts of pollution into the lake or river. Watershed management helps to control pollution of the water and other natural resources.

Water shed management planning comprehensively identifies activities that affect the health of the watershed and makes recommendations to properly address them so that adverse impacts from pollution are reduced.

Watershed management is also important because the planning process results in a partnership among all affected parties in the watershed. That partnership is essential to the successful management of the land and water resources in the watershed.

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