A watershed is the area of land that collects and transports rainfall and snowmelt to a given lake, stream, or wetland. Watersheds can be a few square miles in size, as in the case of a small lake, or continental in size, as in the case of the Mississippi River.
A watershed district is a special purpose unit of local government. Its area is based on watershed boundaries and its purpose is to manage water resources.
By managing water resources on a watershed basis, communities can better work together to prevent and correct such problems as flooding, polluted lakes, and eroding stream banks.
Three Watershed Districts
There are three watershed districts (PDF) within the City of Roseville. For contact information, please visit their websites: