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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.
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drainage basin

The area within which all surface water flows toward the lowest point of its elevation.
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Moreover, mixed land use, typical in large catchment basins, produces a higher variability in stormwater quality, as there is a high interspersion of various land use types (Lee et al., 2009).
The watershed transform finds catchment basins" and watershed ridge lines" in an image by treating it as a surface where light pixels are high and dark pixels are low classical watershed method of calculation is made by L.Vincent [7] in this algorithm there are two steps sorting and submerged.
Using historical flow data from three sub basins of Indus catchment basin, Archer (2003) has shown distinct hydrological regimes prevailing in the basin with summer volume governed by melt of glaciers, and winter and monsoon flows mainly due to rainfall.
They consist of catchment basin complexes tributary to the Big Wood River, the Salmon River, and the South Fork of the Boise River--which has been paired with the Camas Creek Front highlands.
* Digital terrain models produced from the Space Shuttle stereo photos can be used to delineate the form and area of the current catchment basins of the Kalakash and Yurungkash rivers which contain the alluvial jade source rocks.
The Manila Bay serves as the catchment basin of major rivers in the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Bataan, Laguna and Cavite.
Consunji said in an interview the rehab design intended the pit to become a catchment basin for fresh water, which would be populated with food fish and other aquatic resources.
Among the areas covered will be Metro Manila, parts of Bulacan, Rizal, Quezon, and the whole catchment basin of Laguna Lake, Singson said.
TARGETED LIGHTING The garden glows at night, thanks to lanterns, builtin wall sconces adjacent to the trellises, and lights in the fountain's catchment basin.
MalacaAaAaAeA~ang is hoping the University of the Santo Tomas (UST) will coopera with the government and reconsider its objection to the planned construction of a catchment basin inside the campus.
Tanjuatco explained that it would also be better if a railway system from Clark to Northern Lu-zon will be built, because Clark's catchment basin is Northern Luzon.