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catchment

1. a structure in which water is collected
2. Brit the intake of a school from one catchment area
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Miguel Sard, of Santander UK, said: "With competition for school places fiercer than ever, parents are making significant financial and lifestyle sacrifices to be within the catchment area of desirable schools.
Catchment vocabulary Amenity: The quality of being pleasant Culvert: Water pipe crossing under a road or walkway Estuary: An area where fresh and salt water mix Eutrophication: An imbalance of nutrients in the waterway from land run-off or dense plant growth Riparian: Along the bank of a waterway Rural: An area of acreage houses and bush Tributary: A smaller part of a bigger waterway Turbidity: Measure of cloudiness in the water Urban: Area of city houses, shops and close living
Throughout the year, for example, three pipe bridges were removed from the River Deerness, meaning fish can once again access the upper catchment to spawn.
It is an ambitious plan which could see between PS19m and PS24m invested in the catchment area, with three new schools provided at Hayon-Wye, Talgarth and Clyro and the remodelling of Archdeacon Griffiths CIW Primary School, Llyswen, and Llangorse CIW Primary School.
They had set up a group called Siblings at the Same School after some of them had won a place for their older child at an out of catchment school, but then not managed to get their younger children in.
The revised catchment model, produced following the latest guidance provided by Natural Resources Wales, identi-fies an even higher level of flood risk within the catchment than previously predicted.
The new report showed that Birmingham had the largest number of businesses in its catchment, after Heathrow, with strong demand for flights to Asia and the Middle East.
It also found that Birmingham had the biggest catchment area for passengers living within a 90-minute journey of the airport, covering almost 20 million people, marginally more than Heathrow.
Development director at Harrison Murray, Jackie Scotten said: "School catchment areas have always been an important issue for homebuyers, but it seems that they are becoming more of a priority for many parents.
Launched by the Bureau in December 2010, the monthly, free forecasts are available for 13 sites and eight major storages in the south-east Murray-Darling Basin, with more forecasts planned for other rivers and catchments in the next two years.
In this study we verify the accuracy of the 1998 estimates in one catchment and update it with estimates made by farmers in 2006-07 to gauge the recent rate of spread and determine associations between landscape position, trends in groundwater rise, and history and the appearance of new outbreaks of salinity.
With this new technology, PUB aims to increase the total catchment area in Singapore to about 90%.