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Find Your Watershed

Find Your Watershed

A watershed is defined as an area of land that drains to a shared waterway, like a stream, lake, river, or ocean. Because these waterways are shared, the actions we take as individuals can directly impact water quality for many. Through best practices in watershed management, we can all help protect Richmond’s water resources.

Use the map below to find the watershed where you live and understand how pollution in your area can easily impact water quality for those around you.


To review Richmond's Watershed Characterization Report, a watershed-by-watershed analysis of each of Richmond's 20 distinct watersheds, click here.

For more information on Virginia's watersheds, click here.


Watersheds & Neighborhoods