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A Watershed is any area of land where precipitation is collected and drains off into one common body of water, such as a river or ocean. We all live in a watershed. The 4 main parts are the headwaters, tributaries, main stem and the ocean. These are a big part of the hydrologic cycle because it keeps it going since the water gets delivered to different areas.
The Flint Michigan Crisis began in 2014, when Flint Michigan’s water source was changed to the Flint River. When it was changed, officials didn’t use a corrosion control treatment to maintain the stability of rust layers which contained lead. This caused Flint’s tap water to become contaminated with high lead levels. Because of this, people were at risk for many problems, and 15 people died.
This relates to watersheds because it is an example of how different water ways can get polluted and affect all the water in a certain area, and everything around it.