catchment basin
the entire area from which drainage is received by a river or a lake; most generally used in reference to surface runoff

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • catchment basin — noun the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet flood control in the Missouri basin • Syn: ↑river basin, ↑basin, ↑watershed, ↑drainage basin,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • catchment basin — šulinio mitybos sritis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vandeningojo sluoksnioplotas, iš kurio judančios požeminio vandens dalelės patenka į šulinį (vandenvietę) ar kitą kaptažo įrenginį ir sudaro jo debitą. atitikmenys: angl …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • catchment basin — noun A topographic region in which all water drains to a common outlet; a watershed. Syn: watershed, drainage basin …   Wiktionary

  • catchment area — or catchment basin n. 1. DRAINAGE BASIN: also called catchment basin ☆ 2. the geographical area served by a particular government agency, health facility, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Basin — may mean:* Drainage basin, hydrological basin or catchment basin, a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water * Tarim Basin, located in Xinjiang, China and is one of the largest drainage basins in the world. *… …   Wikipedia

  • catchment area — noun the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet flood control in the Missouri basin • Syn: ↑river basin, ↑basin, ↑watershed, ↑drainage basin,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • catchment area — /ˈkætʃmənt ˌɛəriə / (say kachmuhnt .airreeuh) noun 1. Also, catchment basin. Geography a drainage area, especially of a reservoir or river. 2. Sociology the area from which persons may come to a central institution, as a school or hospital. Also …   Australian English dictionary

  • catchment area — šulinio mitybos sritis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vandeningojo sluoksnioplotas, iš kurio judančios požeminio vandens dalelės patenka į šulinį (vandenvietę) ar kitą kaptažo įrenginį ir sudaro jo debitą. atitikmenys: angl …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • catchment — [kech′mənt] n. 1. the catching or collecting of water, esp. rainfall 2. a reservoir or other basin for catching water 3. the water thus caught …   English World dictionary

  • Catchment area — A Catchment area may be: * drainage basin: a water catchment area or watershed in physical geography. * catchment area (human geography): a term within human geography defining the area and population from which a city or individual service… …   Wikipedia

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