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Examples of watershed in a Sentence
The show will not air until after the nine o'clock watershed.
a watershed moment in her life came when she inherited a reasonable sum of money and was able to start her own coffee shop
Recent Examples of watershed from the Web
Here are some of the major projects in each of the county’s 23 watersheds.
Tropical Storm Alberto dumped six to eight inches into the Lanier watershed, raising the lake’s level to more than three feet above its full-pool elevation of 1,071 feet.
Grand Traverse BAYKEEPER advocates for preserving water quality throughout Grand Traverse Bay's nearly 1,000-square-mile watershed.
Only 795 acres of oak trees could be chopped down on those areas designated as agricultural watershed.
Now deputies and officials from the coroner’s officer are canvassing the watershed where the turtle was found for clues, the sheriff’s office said.
The White House submitted a revised package of cuts Tuesday, removing politically troublesome proposals to cut money to fight Ebola funds and to rebuild watersheds damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
The crews work from Lake Crescent to Lake Quinault in three coastal counties and six watersheds on invasive plants including Scotch broom, in a project aptly called Pulling Together in Restoration.
Afterwards, Kittleman said the county would move the gauges to other locations surrounding the watershed to monitor the flow of water into Ellicott City and the surrounding 4 square mile watershed that feeds into the Patapsco River.
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watershed Has Geographic Origins
Opinion on the literal geographic meaning of "watershed" is divided. On one side of the debate are those who think the word can only refer to a ridge of land separating rivers and streams flowing in one direction from those flowing in the opposite direction. That's the term's original meaning, one probably borrowed in the translation of the German Wasserscheide. On the other side of the argument are those who think "watershed" can also apply to the area through which such divided water flows. The latter sense is now far more common in America, but most Americans have apparently decided to leave the quarrel to geologists and geographers while they use the term in its figurative sense, "turning point."
WATERSHED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of watershed for English Language Learners
: a time when an important change happens
: a line of hills or mountains from which rivers drain : a ridge between two rivers
: the area of land that includes a particular river or lake and all the rivers, streams, etc., that flow into it
WATERSHED Defined for Kids
Definition of watershed for Students
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