wa•ter•shed n.

The region of land draining into a river, river system, or other body of water.

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If you live on the planet Earth, you live in a watershed.

If you live in Gainesville, look at our watershed map and find the name of your local watershed. For more maps and information visit the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department website.

What’s good for the watershed is good for the creek.

Learn more about watershed science and how you can help protect our local watersheds.

Visit our interactive creeks map!