How do watersheds affect water quality?

If we pollute the watersheds surrounding a lake, stream, or river, we are directly affecting the water quality in that lake, stream, or river. Everything we do in a watershed, from caring for our lawns and gardens to picking up our leaves, affects the local water body. Caring for your watershed is caring for your local lake or stream.

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1. What is a watershed?
2. How do watersheds affect water quality?
3. What can I do to help my watershed?
4. How is my watershed affecting water quality?
5. How can I reduce the amount of phosphorus entering a lake or stream?