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A healthy vs. an unhealthy watershed, image courtesy of http://www.dutchesswatersheds.org.
In the Northeastern United States, healthy watersheds share the same  basic characteristics:
Forested hillslopes, which are important because:

Trees shade the stream from the sun’s heat in the summer to keep water cool for fish
Fallen logs provide habitats for fish and other aquatic animals
Leaves and twigs fall into the […]

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