March 2022 Edition

The High Desert Droplet is a collection of tips to help you prevent stormwater pollution in your community.

What is a Watershed? 

Our actions affect the Mojave Watershed


A watershed is an area of land that collects water and drains into a larger body of water, such as a river. The Mojave River Watershed collects groundwater from the urban areas of the High Desert region and drains into the Mojave River. The urban areas include Hesperia, Victorville, the Town of Apple Valley and parts of San Bernardino County.  

Stormwater is water runoff from sprinklers, hoses, rain and snow melt that flows from rooftops, over paved areas, bare soil, and sloped lawns. As it flows, stormwater runoff collects and transports animal waste, litter, pesticides, fertilizers, oil & grease, construction waste and other potential pollutants. The polluted stormwater then flows into our desert storm drains or seeps into the ground and pollutes our local Mojave River, a river that runs underneath the Mojave Desert. 

The Mojave River is our one and only water supply, so it’s important to prevent stormwater pollution!

Commit to Keeping the Mojave River Pollution Free

Take our individual or business pledge


We’re inviting community members to commit to stormwater savvy practices by taking our Individual Pledge or our Business Pledge


Businesses in the High Desert are essential to stormwater pollution prevention. The Mojave River Watershed Group strives to partner with local businesses in the high desert community and establish Best Management Practices for clean water, clean neighborhoods and a clean environment.  

Business owners!

We’ll shout out your business on social media if you take the Business Pledge. 

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