‘Stormwater Journey’ is a Geotrail created by OconeeWaters which is part of the Upper Oconee Watershed Network (http://www.uown.org) with the cooperation of Oconee County Stormwater and the City of Watkinsville. This GeoTrail highlights topics related to stormwater. The cache is only available during daylight hours. Please no night caching! All park rules apply to geocachers. Avoid any activities you feel are not safe and enjoy.
Stormwater runoff is the number one source of water pollution in the United States. When rain falls on impervious surfaces such as rooftops, roads, sidewalks, parking lots, and driveways or runs down stream banks with sparse vegetation instead of being absorbed by the ground, it flows into storm drains and from there flows directly into nearby streams. In Oconee County, stormwater is not treated before it enters our streams, which means that anything stormwater encounters as it flows along impervious surfaces could end up polluting our streams including: trash, debris, sediment, chemicals, fertilizers, dog waste, soaps, and car oil.