What are watersheds?

A watershed is a land area that drains rainfall and snow melt into a stream, lake or other body of water. Which then leads into valley streams. Eventually, there streams merge, forming rivers. The rivers then flow into the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

West Virginia has 32 watersheds that contribute to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Cabell County is part of two watershed groups, the Lower Ohio and the Lower Guyandotte. Both of which, drains into the Ohio River.

What Are Watersheds?

WV Watershed Map

Illicit Discharge

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