What is a watershed?

A watershed is the area of land where all water drains to a specific waterbody. The City of Del Mar is located within two watersheds: the San Dieguito Watershed to the north and the Los Peñasquitos Watershed to the south.

watershedSan Dieguito and Los Peñasquitos Watersheds

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1. What is a watershed?
2. What is storm water and urban runoff?
3. How does over irrigation impact water quality?
4. What causes beach closure signs to be posted?
5. Can I hose down my sidewalks and driveways?
6. Can I wash my car at home?
7. Can I drain my swimming pool/spa water?
8. What do I do with oil and other automobile fluids?
9. Do I need to worry about small home improvement projects?
10. What else I can do to help water quality?