Watershed States

This post from GOOD points to an old map of the Western U.S. in which state lines are redrawn based on the locations of watersheds.

It's an idea suggested in the 1880s by frontier explorer John Wesley Powell, but which never took hold.

"Powell saw that water management-mostly for irrigation-would be a pivotal issue throughout the arid Southwest, one that state governments would be wrestling with forever. So he proposed state boundaries based on watershed."

Full Story: John Wesley Powell's Watershed States Map

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