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: