Water Facts

Watershed Definition


This is NOT a watershed!

So, what is a Watershed?

A watershed is the area of land where all of the water that is
under it (groundwater) or drains off of it (surface water) goes
into the same place (stream, river, lake).

Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes. They cross municipal, county, state and even international boundaries. We all live in a watershed. Most of the students in the West Jefferson Hills School District live in the Peters Creek watershed but not all.

Peters Creek Watershed

This is map of the Peters Creek watershed. Peters Creek and its named tributaries are highlighted in blue. The medium gray area denotes all land within the Peters Creek watershed.