- waters, muddy,
- waters, territorial,
- watershed infarction,
Origin of watershed
Examples from the Web for watershed
The alleged FBI and U.S. Attorney investigations into the Newark Watershed may have something to do with that.
In a recent interview with NJTV, Booker called the Watershed, “one of the big policy losses that I had in Newark.”
He tells us about the devastating consequences of these toxins entering the watershed.
To say that the past few years have been a watershed period of improvement for LGBT America is an understatement.
The success of Guardians of the Galaxy maybe, just maybe, could be a watershed moment for women.'Guardians of the Galaxy' Is Not a Watershed Moment for Women|Kevin Fallon|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In time they crossed the small divide and came down the watershed into the valley of the East Fork.The Heart of Canyon Pass|Thomas K. Holmes
The watershed parts some streams for Loendi and some for Rovuma.
I reached the watershed of the region, where I accepted the guidance of a tiny stream.Hours of Exercise in the Alps|John Tyndall
As a watershed this pass is of the first rank, and it sends off a voluminous tributary to the Buptsang-tsangpo.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
The line was to pass over the highest points of the watershed.Argentina|W. A. Hirst
"line separating waters flowing into different rivers," 1803, from water (n.1) + shed "ridge of high ground between two valleys or lower ground, a divide" in the topographical sense, perhaps from shed (v.) in its extended noun sense of "the part of the hair of the head" (14c.). A loan-translation of German Wasser-scheide. Figurative sense is attested from 1878. Meaning "ground of a river system" is from 1878.
A ridge of high land dividing two areas that are drained by different river systems. On one side of a watershed, rivers and streams flow in one direction; on the other side they flow in another direction. Also, the area drained by a water system.