Stormwater flows through storm drains into nearby creeks and streams. Then it runs into to larger rivers, other bodies of water such as lakes, and finally the ocean. The land that drains to a specific water body is a watershed.
In Durham most of our stormwater flows either to Falls Lake or Jordan Lake. The northwest part of Durham is in the Falls Lake watershed. The southeast part is in the Jordan Lake watershed.
If you live in Durham, you can learn which watershed you live in through GoMaps. Here’s how:
1. Type your address into the search bar.
2. Select the "Map Layers" option in the Menu (either in the toolbar or dropdown menu in the upper right corner)
3. Choose "Stormwater Watersheds" underneath "Stormwater" and your watershed will appear in the map.
4. As you zoom out, you can see more of Durham's watersheds.