A watershed is an area of land that all drains to a common point. Activities upstream will impact waterways downstream in the watershed. In Roanoke County, water drains to local creeks and eventually to the Roanoke River, New River, or James River. The following map shows watersheds in Roanoke County. Click on the map to see a larger version of that area.
The map below indicates which local watersheds drain to the larger regional watersheds. The watersheds are numbered and the names of the watersheds can be found by clicking here.