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Original Story by John F. Waters
Illustrations by Louise Russell
Thank you to Barbara Waters for use of curriculum materials from "Watershed to Bay"*

*“A Raindrop Journey: Watershed to Bay” was developed and presented in many workshops from 1990 to 1998 by Barbara Waters and Faith Burbank with funding from NOAA and Massachusetts Office of Environmental Affairs and published through Massachusetts Cooperative Extension. The curriculum is out of print but copies are available for review at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and at the Teacher Resource Center of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster.” Workshops using the Raindrop Journey activities are still available at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. For more information contact Pat Harcourt at the Reserve (Pat.Harcourt@state.ma.us).

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Within hours it grew into a sizeable autumn storm and headed north along the coast toward New England and Cape Cod.  During the night on Cape Cod it began to rain, a hard rain, and soon the raindrops soaked all the land. Streams filled, little ponds overlowed, and the rivers ran faster and faster. 

One of the billions of tiny raindrops had an interesting journey and its story follows.

Enter the watershed to begin

One early fall day an area of clouds and rain formed off the coast of North Carolina.