Our Watersheds

Blue Water Baltimore works in four watersheds located in Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

Together, Baltimore watersheds encompass 194 square miles of land, 454 miles of stream, and more than 1 million residents.

A watershed is an area of land that catches rain or snow, which then drains into a river, stream, or other body of water.

Our Watersheds include:

  • Jones Falls
  • Gywnns Falls
  • Baltimore Harbor
  • Herring Run

A Path to Clean Water

Every stream, river, and creek in our watershed acts as pipeline that eventually empties into the Chesapeake Bay.

Our actions on land throughout the watershed directly impacts water quality in our streams, rivers, and harbor. Runoff from lawns and pavement can carry harmful pollutants into our waterways. The protection and restoration of our waterways is an essential element to healthy and vibrant communities.

Where We Work

To see if your property is located within these Baltimore watersheds, view our Blue Water Baltimore Watersheds map.  Once there, you can enter your address in the Google address bar, scroll over “Traffic” in the top right corner of the map, and scroll down and check Blue Water Baltimore Watersheds.