Rutgers University Problem

How does your watershed impact the ocean?

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Now let’s put this all together.

  • A watershed is an area of land that drains and carries water into a common basin.
  • The Hudson River watershed flows into the bay and ocean, creating a plume.
  • This plume of water is full of fresh warm water that moves along the surface of the bay and ocean.
  • The Hudson River plume also carries many different pollutants.
  • These pollutants can cause damage to the ocean environment.
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