Photo credit: Tim Shahan

Our Watersheds

A watershed is an area of land that catches rain or snow, which then drains into a river, stream, or other body of water. Blue Water Baltimore works in watersheds located in Baltimore City and a portion of Baltimore County. Together these watersheds encompass 194 square miles of land, 454 miles of stream, and more than 1 million residents.

Our Watersheds include:

  • Jones Falls

  • Gywnns Falls

  • Baltimore Harbor

  • Herring Run

A Path to Clean Water

Every stream, river and creek in our watershed acts as pipeline that eventually empties into the Chesapeake Bay. Our actions on land throughout the watershed directly impacts water quality in our streams and rivers. Runoff from lawns and pavement can carry potentially harmful materials to our waterways. The protection and restoration of our waterways is an essential element to healthy and vibrant communities.

Watersheds that Blue Water Baltimore Protects

Here is a visual representation of the watersheds we represent:

To see if your property is located within these watersheds, look at the Blue Water Baltimore Watersheds in a larger map.  Once there, enter your address in the Google address bar, then scroll over “Traffic” in the top right corner of the map, and scroll down and check Blue Water Baltimore Watersheds.