When it rains, water either soaks into the ground or flows downhill into small streams and ponds and then into a larger body of water, like a river, lake, or ocean. A watershed is an area of land where all rain flows to the same body of water. All the rain that falls in Sumter County drains to either the Black River, the Wateree River, Lake Marion, or the Lynches River.
Clemson Extension Water Resources Agent Katie Collins created a Litter Lesson Kit designed for Sumter, SC students to learn about local watersheds, litter, and the concepts of reduce, reuse, and recycle. This fun and educational hands-on kit for students comes with a teacher curriculum, supplies, and instructions.