Watersheds define the geography of the recently created five Conservation Districts of Connecticut. The Eastern District largely encompasses the Thames River watershed and the Pawcatuck watershed. Managing water resource programs on a watershed basis makes good sense -- environmentally, financially, and socially. The EPA offers a comprehensive analysis of watershed management at its website. The District focuses, along with its partners, on conservation goals with a watershed approach.
The Thames River watershed includes a number of smaller basins:
The Thames River Basin now has a comprehensive group of devoted organizations working together to enhance the quality of the waters and the various uses of the waters in the Basin. You can learn more at the website of the Thames River Basin Partnership.