What is a Watershed?

Have you ever heard the term “watershed” and wondered what it was? 

A watershed is an area of land where all the moisture that falls on it flows into the same waterway. In Tulsa, each creek in the city ultimately drains into the Arkansas River. 

Runoff from residential sites, commercial buildings, and illegal dumpsites are just a few examples of how pollution can get into our watershed. You can also find grass clippings, car oil and parts, plastic waste, and sediment in our creeks and streams.
Keeping these items out of our creeks and streams can ultimately help keep our larger bodies of water clean. 

Visit Save Our Streams to learn more about Tulsa’s watershed.