5.1 Watersheds & Our Rivers

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5.1 Watersheds & Our Rivers

Environmental Science 5. 1 I can describe the elements of a watershed and explain the history of the Detroit and Rouge Rivers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A watershed is
    • A. 

      An area of land that drains into a body of water,like a river or lake.

    • B. 

      A building for storing water on industrial farms.

    • C. 

      A tributary to a river.

    • D. 

      A part of the sewer system that connects the water treatment center to nearby rivers and lakes.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following does NOT negatively affect the health of a watershed?
    • A. 

      Surface runoff from roads, sidewalks, and roofs

    • B. 

      Sewer overflow from combined sewer systems

    • C. 

      Wilderness areas

    • D. 

      Chemicals used on farmland

  • 3. 
    Which local river has caught fire twice in its history?
    • A. 

      Detroit River

    • B. 

      Rouge River

    • C. 

      Lafayette River

    • D. 

      Rivers can’t catch fire

  • 4. 
    Which of the following is NOT an important role of a watershed?
    • A. 

      Filters out impurities in groundwater

    • B. 

      Prevents flooding

    • C. 

      Stores water underground to prevent drought

    • D. 

      Capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

  • 5. 
    The boundaries of a watershed are created by
    • A. 

      Political boundaries like city and county lines.

    • B. 

      Surrounding rivers and lakes.

    • C. 

      High points in the landscape like hilltops or mountain ridges.

    • D. 

      The largest body of water in the area.

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