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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Classification of stream networks in a drainage basin helps to discuss and understand their relationships.
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based on a per unit area measure for each drainage basin, the relationship between total N loss and drainage outflow indicated that total N loss from ditch 8 was inconsistent with losses observed for the other ditches.
For example, emphasis on certain geographic factors of a drainage basin, such as the amount of drainage area or source contribution within a state's boundaries, harkens to the doctrine of absolute territorial sovereignty.
Engineers traditionally used a planimeter to measure the area within each land use category for each drainage basin.
Although the information stored in these sediments can be altered during its transport from the upper drainage basin to the coast, we still find very stable tracers, both organic and inorganic, that can be used to document changes induced by natural and human forces," he added.
Although this investigation does not provide a definitive determination of the sources and quantity of recharge to the groundwater system that enters the Cub River drainage basin, it does lay the ground work for more sophisticated studies in the future that hopefully will be able to make such a determination.
The homeowners associations, which are suing the city to keep the road closed, contend that Los Angeles County officials approved the gate in return for land that was used as a drainage basin.
Contract award notice: Engineering services for traffic engineering systems and pioneering signposting, Traffic engineering barrier drainage basin ohu b15n in the area of the intersection building with the a92.
That water will eventually run off during the spring thaw and into the Feather River drainage basin, which feeds Lake Oroville, the main storage reservoir for the State Water Project.