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|1. How big is the Cacapon River watershed?|
|2. Why is riparian (riverside) habitat important in a watershed?|
|3. Where does ground water come from?|
|4. The drainage area of the Potomac River includes 14,670 square miles in four states. Which state contains the most land in the Potomac watershed?|
|5. What is West Virginia’s state fish? Give one fact about this fish. (Hint: click on the fish’s name to find a fact.)|
|6. The average flow in the Potomac River at Washington DC is about 7 billion gallons per day. How much of this water is withdrawn every day for use by the people in the region.?|
|7. How long is the Potomac River and where does it start?|
|8. Give two reasons why wetlands are important to watersheds.|
|9. Why are forests the most beneficial land use for protecting water quality?|
|10. There are a number of major rivers that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. One of them contributes more than 50% of the Bay’s fresh water. Which river is it?|
|11. What states do you find in the Chesapeake Bay watershed?|