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Watersheds of New York State

New York State is richly endowed with more than 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds and reservoirs divided into 17 watersheds, or drainage basins. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, of the world's total water, only 3% is freshwater. Of that 3%, only 0.3% is ground water in the form of lakes, rivers & swamps (0.09% of the total). We should all keep in mind how precious and vital this water is, both in terms of recreation, survival and our economy. New York State is truly blessed with this great resource. ...more>>

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