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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of Rialto, Calif., delivered eight manholes project engineers incorporated in the Pier Drainage Basin plan.
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The facility, considered the premier native plant conservatory in the southeastern United States, displays plant species that are native to the Pearl River Drainage Basin of south central Mississippi and Louisiana.
Indirect pieces of evidence come from morphostructural analyses of the scarp and truncating valleys, as well as from clearly marked breaks of slope, drainage basin asymmetry, and the course of topolineaments which display different properties in each of the six main fault segments of the SMF.
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