WATERSHEDS, it's your beach
A watershed is the area of land
where all of the water that is under it or drains
off of it goes into the same place. John Wesley Powell,
scientist geographer, put it best when he said that
a watershed is: "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." Watersheds
come in all shapes and sizes. They cross county,
state, and national boundaries. No matter where
you are, you're in a watershed!
All about Watersheds:
The San Clemente Watershed covers
an area of 31.8 square miles in the southernmost
corner of Orange County. It includes the City of
San Clemente, a small portion of the City of San
Juan Capistrano, & a large portion
of unincorporated territory. Its main tributaries are
Prima Deshecha Canada & Segunda Deshecha Canada.
The Regional Water Quality Control Board defines this
area as two watersheds: San Clemente Coastal Streams
and San Mateo Creek.
Surfrider Foundation is showcased on two billboards that were donated through Viacom by organizing two beach clean ups to draw attention to our beaches and coastal environment by exhibiting actual California beach trash on billboards in an unprecedented multi-dimensional display.