San Dieguito River Park Trail

Did you know…?

You’re a bag of water


About 65% of your body is water
Did you know that every time you breathe, water escapes from your body? When you play or it’s a hot day, you lose even more. That’s one reason you’ll need water today. But it’s not the only one.

Water keeps your body running smoothly. It flows inside you like a river, moving nutrients and wastes from one place to another. You and every other living thing need water.


Did you know…?

Fish share your bath water


Save water and save wildlife
Rivers and lakes supply most of the fresh water that people in the United States use. Do you know where your bath water comes from? Probably from the San Dieguito River, or a river like it.

You share the water from the San Dieguito River with others. Fish swim in the river, birds nest along its banks, and crabs hide in the lagoon. What if people used up all the water? The plants and animals here would lose their wetlands homes.


Fun facts

It’s easy to save water

  • Turn off the water while you’re brushing your teeth.
  • Ask for a glass of water only if you’re going to drink it.
  • Take a bath instead of a shower.

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