MSD board discusses potential lease of Asheville watershed property

While there was no formal action taken, the board of the Metropolitan Sewerage District has reviewed what were called “underlying assumptions” used by staff in studying the proposed merger of the Asheville water system with MSD’s operation. The option of leasing the approximately 20,000 acres of protected watershed, leaving ownership in the hands of the city, was one item on that list of eight.

Swannanoa Journal: The significance of local (and global) watersheds

In this edition of Warren Wilson College’s “Swannanoa Journal,” Warren Wilson College Professor Catherine Reid discusses learning that she lives in the Ross Creek watershed. What does it mean, living in a watershed? What area does it cover, where does it drain, and how do you educate students about watersheds and their significance.