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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 Mustoja catchment basin is mainly served with a separate storm drainage system of approximately 51 km of pipes with the diameter varying from 0.
Lacierda argued that the President was only thinking about public safety when he highlighted the need of the catchment basin in Manila in his SONA.
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Foresters concluded that construction of a catchment basin between tank trail and stream might solve the problem for the time being.
Butuan City sits right at the mouth of the enormous Agusan River that also serves as a catchment basin of the other major river systems in the provinces of Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon and even Compostela Valley.
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.
More than just bringing together great design and great retail, the mall will have disaster resilient features, which include expansion joints for mitigating earthquake damage, as well as a rainwater catchment basin for the prevention of flood within its perimeter and the surrounding community.