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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Alexander JK, Roberts AM, Pannell DJ (2010) Victorian catchment management approaches to salinity: learning from the National Action Plan experience.
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This project was funded by the North East Catchment Management Authority and the former Department of Sustainability and Environment.
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From these experiences, participatory catchment management was defined as an approach which involved communities in the analysis of their own soil and water problems, with external facilitatory and catalytic support.
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We thank Lane Cove River Catchment Management Committee for financial support for soil analyses and Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai Councils for information on and access to study sites.
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Report for the North East Catchment Management Authority.