A natural or disturbed system that functions in a manner to collect, store, and discharge water to a common outlet, such as a larger stream, lake, or ocean. Learn more from the U.S. E.P.A. or click here to watch our "Water Origins" presentation at the Community Water Forums. This video covers the basics of water - how is it created, where does it come from, where does it go, etc.
There are six subregions of the Sacramento River Watershed:
1. Northeast Subregion
2. Eastside Subregion
3. Sacramento Valley Subregion
4. Westside Subregion
5. Feather River Subregion
6. American River Subregion
There are five watersheds that lie within Butte County boundaries:
Click here to learn more about our local watersheds!
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