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Tijuana River Watershed

Watershed Characteristics

“A watershed is the area of land that drains water, sediment and dissolved materials to a common outlet along some point in the stream channel. Many ecological and human processes occur within a watershed, and contribute to the health (and economic benefits) of a watershed.” (Dunne 1978)

This section contains descriptive information about the Tijuana River Watershed. Within, you will find descriptions of:

  1. Physical Characteristics
  2. Human Characteristics

Additional Information

For additional detailed information, explore:

  1. Binational Vision Document PDF
  2. Ojeda, L.R. (2001) “Changing land use patterns in the Tijuana River Watershed and the conservation of transborder natural resources.” In Is Globalization Overpowering Democracy? The Challenge for Ecology, Economy and Culture. Prague, Czech Republic, June 12-16, 2001. Institute of Landscape Ecology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and the Czech Association for Landscape Ecology.
  3. Border Institute IV (2002) “Binational Water Management Planning: Opportunities, Costs, Benefits, and Unintended Consequences: Secure and Sustainable Water by 2020” (PDF)
  4. Tijuana River Valley Recovery Team (2012) “Recovery Strategy: Living with the Water”


Dunne, T. L., L.B. (1978). Drainage Basins: Water in Environmental Planning. NY, Freeman and Co

Last Modified: May 6, 2013

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