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    Jordanelle Reservoir

     WATERSHEDS

    A watershed is an area of land from which all the water drains to the same location such as a stream, pond, lake, river, wetland or estuary.  Watersheds can be described by their structure or their functions.

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    WATER PROPERTIES

    Natural water systems have variable biological, physical, and chemical properties.  These may determine how the water is used.

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    canoeing in a lake

     USES OF WATER

    While we often think about the water we drink, there are many other ways we use water. We drink it, we play in it, we wash with it, and we even use it to grow our food. Clean water is defined based on how we use it.

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