drainage basin

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drainage basin:

see catchment areacatchment area
or drainage basin,
area drained by a stream or other body of water. The limits of a given catchment area are the heights of land—often called drainage divides, or watersheds—separating it from neighboring drainage systems.
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drainage basin

[′drān·ij ‚bā·sən]
(hydrology)
An area in which surface runoff collects and from which it is carried by a drainage system, as a river and its tributaries. Also known as catchment area; drainage area; feeding ground; gathering ground; hydrographic basin.

drainage basin

The area within which all surface water flows toward the lowest point of its elevation.
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The purpose of the development plan is to propose a strategy for managing flood risk and a program of global and transversal actions, the catchment basin of the Ardeche, described in detail (up in draft), which integrates the various issues of the environment (good physical functioning, .
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The center is also using natural green catchment basins to maximize storm-water retention and minimize water discharge into the sewer system.
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It describes these physical processes, and how they are observed in the real world, from catchment basins or watersheds where precipitation first falls, all the way through the transport of water to the sea.
In a cross-section of 100 of the country's urban and suburban forests (where more than 156 million of us live), trees reduce the need for 264 billion cubic feet of stormwater retention infrastructure (sewers, channels, catchment basins, etc.
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