The Escatawpa Watershed covers an area of 1,306 square miles in southeastern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama. The watershed is predominantly forested and has a humid subtropical climate with high precipitation rates throughout the year. The hydrology of the watershed is dominated by the Escatawpa River, which flows through the heart of the watershed and eventually empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
The watershed is not known for heavy snowpack, as it is located in a region with a mild climate. Surface water in the Escatawpa Watershed is used for a variety of purposes, including irrigation and recreation. The reservoirs in the watershed are primarily used for water supply, but also provide opportunities for fishing and boating.
Interesting climatic facts include the high levels of precipitation in the area, with an average of over 60 inches of rainfall per year. Trends in precipitation and temperature in the region are difficult to discern due to natural variability and limited data availability.