The Lackawanna River resides in a 350-square mile watershed.
So, what is a Watershed?
Visualize a watershed as a basin, or bowl, collecting rain, streams, pollution, people, and other life forms. A Watershed is an area of land where rain, snow melt, and ground water all flow into a common water source, such as a River. Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes, and there exists watersheds within watersheds. Even the Lackawanna River watershed contains smaller watersheds, which are drainage areas for the Lackawanna's tributaries.