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Industry in context of its watershed

Water is a finite resource that needs to be shared between industry, the people who keep industry moving and the environment that sustains the whole process. Watershed, a natural habitat of water, is an area of land that drains water, sediment and dissolved materials to a common receiving body or outlet. The term is not restricted to surface water runoff and includes interactions with subsurface water and groundwater. Watersheds vary from the largest river basins to just acres or less in size. If we imagine a maple leaf the stalk of the leaf is the river and the veins threading into the stalk are the tributaries flowing into the river. The complete leaf represents a river drainage system, or watershed.

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