Stormwater Education

Did You Know That You Live in a Watershed?

Yes, that’s right. We all live in a watershed. What’s a watershed? It’s a fancy word describing an area of land that drains or ’sheds’ its water to a river or lake from higher to lower elevations.

The area you are in is part of a watershed and the water is flowing somewhere. Every raindrop from a storm falls into a watershed. Where does the stormwater from your yard go? It flows to the nearest lake, river or stream, and eventually to the ocean. Everyone lives in a watershed (except the astronauts in the Space Station)! 

How about the stormwater from your school, where does it go? Is it in the same watershed as your yard? All of the water in Abilene ultimately ends up in Lake Fort Phantom where you swim and play.

Save Our Waterways

The water in Abilene’s creeks and lakes needs your help. Yes, your help. Here are a few ways you can help keep Abilene’s water clean and Save Our Waterways:

  1. Activities, Videos and Lesson Plans for Kids
  2. Adopt -A- Spot
  3. Stormwater Brochures

Have fun and you can learn more about how you can help prevent pollution in storm water! Check out these cool links: