Streams & Watersheds
wa•ter•shed [noun] The area of land where all of the water drains off into the same stream, lake or other waterbody. A watershed, or drainage basin, can cross county and state lines.
No matter where you go, you're always in a watershed. They come in all shapes and sizes, from just a few acres to millions of square miles. It's where we live, work and play. And, how we do each of those things affects the water quality in our watersheds.
Learn More About Watersheds
Wentzville has two major watersheds: the Big Creek and Peruque Creek basins. These major watersheds can be divided into smaller subwatersheds. Big Creek, for example, is made up of smaller tributaries that drain to it: McCoy Creek, Enon Branch, Dry Branch Creek, and Indian Camp Creek.