Watersheds - Embarras
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The Embarras watershed in east-central Illinois is part of the Wabash River basin. With drainage from 12 counties, the watershed has a total area of approximately 2,440 square miles. Agriculture is the primary use of land within the watershed, especially in the upstream portion of the watershed. Approximately 10% of the watershed is forested areas located primarily along tributary streams in the mid through lower portions of the watershed.