catchment basin

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Noun1.catchment basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributariescatchment basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet; "flood control in the Missouri basin"
detention basin - a storage site (such as a small reservoir) that delays the flow of water downstream
retention basin - a storage site similar to a detention basin but the water in storage is permanently obstructed from flowing downstream
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Contract notice: This Contract Aims To Entrust A Supplier Assessment Policy Water Agency Adour-Garonne In The Fight Against Diffuse Pollution Of The Drinking Water Catchment Basin In Order To Preserve The Quality Of The Raw Water.
Attached to a roof gutter, it channels rainwater from the roof into a catchment basin.
Outside, an orange plastic fence surrounds a muddy spot where a water catchment basin isn't working as intended.
Shabanloo and Hamrang [14] showed in a study of flood hydrograph estimated by the models of integration and distribution in the catchment basin By HEC-HMS and HEC-GeoHMS programs, it is closer to the formation of surface flow hydrograph and precipitation formation in a modified distribution method ModClarc integrated approach towards the SCS hydrograph recorded in the basin.
Among the areas covered will be Metro Manila, parts of Bulacan, Rizal, Quezon, and the whole catchment basin of Laguna Lake, Singson said.
Another example is drawn from New York, where the city subsidized pollution control measures on farms located within a 2,000 square mile catchment basin to prevent the pollution of the city's drinking water supply.
The Nazis, he said, were a catchment basin for socially envious people and people with inferiority complexes.
Home to 300 plant species and 74 bird species, many of which are endangered such as the Egyptian Vulture, the 129 square kilometres Wadi Wurayah is now the only intact freshwater catchment basin remaining in the Fujairah Emirate.
Wadi Wurayah is the last pristine catchment basin in the mountains of UAE due to the rapid development witnessed in the area and other emirates," said Tourenq.
Pollution now threatens the waters, land and air in the entire catchment basin, and ultimately the health and well-being of the 90 million people who live in the countries bordering the sea.
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.