Water: Where Does It Go?

John Jacob, Texas A&M Extension and Sea Grant Program

Where Does Water Go? (Real Media)

Where does water go?

Typical urban home

Water moves through a watershed or basin.

You live in a watershed!

Water flows from your storm drain to the Gulf of Mexico.

Your mother told you to clean your bowl! You are responsible for your watershed.

Farmland and buildings use water.

Water slows down in natural ecosystems.

Water has no speed limit on the pavement!

The use of water adds up.

Pick up your garbage.

Garbage bayou

You can recycle.


Grow a natural landscape to be water smart.

Nature scape

Don't use too much fertilizer.

Keep pollution from flowing to the gulf. Our supplies of fish and shrimp depend on it.

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