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Urban Watershed (Stormwater) Management Program

We all live in a watershed. A watershed is all the land area, including man-made and natural surfaces, that contribute water flow to the nearest waterway. Water travels from the highest points of a watershed to the lowest points, eventually to the ocean. Everything that happens in the watershed affects downstream water quality and habitat quality for fish, birds and other living things. Salinas waterways are its local neighborhood creeks, the Reclamation Ditch and the Salinas River, all connected to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

The City of Salinas’ Urban Watershed (Stormwater) Management Program is an integrated effort involving the public, with municipal departments, federal, state and other local agencies. Together, the goal is to protect water resources by reducing or eliminating contaminants from entering our local creeks and ultimately the Salinas River. By protecting local water bodies, we protect waters downstream, including Monterey Bay.

What can you do to help?

To learn more about how you can help keep our waterways clean, visit the Urban Watershed (Stormwater) webpage for helpful tips as well as other resources.


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