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Gulf of Mexico Watershed

Map of the United States, showing the states that are a part of the Gulf of Mexico WatershedHave you ever heard the word watershed? Do you know what it means? It's the land that water flows across, or under, on its way to a stream, river, or lake. Everyone lives in a watershed. You and everyone in your watershed are part of the watershed community. The animals, birds, and fish are, too.

How do watersheds work? The landscape is made up of many interconnected basins, or watersheds. Within each watershed, all water runs to the lowest point - a stream, river, or lake. On its way, water travels over the surface and across farm fields, forest land, suburban lawns, and city streets, or it seeps into the soil and travels as ground water.

31 STATES IN THE GULF OF MEXICO WATERSHED

1.
Alabama
2.
Arkansas
3.
Colorado
4.
Florida
5.
Georgia
6.
Illinois
7.
Indiana
8.
Iowa
9.
Kansas
10.
Kentucky
11.
Louisiana
12.
Maryland
13.
Minnesota
14.
Mississippi
15.
Missouri
16.
Montana
17.
Nebraska
18.
New Mexico
19.
New York
20.
North Carolina
21.
North Dakota
22.
Ohio
23.
Oklahoma
24.
Pennsylvania
25.
South Dakota
26.
Tennessee
27.
Texas
28.
Virginia
29.
West Virginia
30.
Wisconsin
31.
Wyoming
         
Map of the United States, showing the states that are a part of the Gulf of Mexico Watershed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gulf of Mexico Program Office
Mail Code: EPA/GMPO
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000
228-688-3726
FAX: 228-688-2709


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