catchment area


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catchment area

n.
1. The area drained by a river or body of water. Also called catchment basin.
2. The surrounding area served by an institution, such as a hospital or school.

catchment area

n
1. (Physical Geography) Also called: catchment basin, drainage area or drainage basin the area of land bounded by watersheds draining into a river, basin, or reservoir
2. the area from which people are allocated to a particular school, hospital, etc

catch′ment ar`ea


n.
2. an area served by a hospital, social service agency, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catchment area - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributariescatchment area - 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
Translations

catchment area

catchment area

n (Brit) (of school, hospital) → bacino di utenza (Geog) → bacino imbrifero
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Proposals to change the catchment area of a Catholic school will go before Argyll and Bute Council today.
Earlier, the Water Board officials said that recent rainfall in the catchment area of the Hub River has increased the water graph in the reservoir to 307 ft, with the dam having the capacity to store maximum 339 feet of water.
The catchment area for a new school in Bishopton has been given a warm welcome by councillors.
Summary: Yamuna Nagar (Haryana) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): The Yamuna level started rising near the catchment area on Sunday after water was released from Hathni Kund Barrage in Yamuna Nagar.
The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) insisted today that a major portion of the Ulu Muda rainforests in Kedah is still not protected as a water catchment area despite being gazetted as 'permanent reserve forests'.
The storage available in Tarbela is only 40,000 cusecs which may touch to dead level in next 48 hours if situation does not improve in catchment area, Khalid Rana said.
But if they missed out on those, they knew there were four other schools bordering the catchment area.
Stirling Councils children and young people committee heard recently that, for the 2019/20 session, there are five children at Croftamie Nursery who live in the Buchanan PS catchment area. All five, however, had enrolled for P1 at Drymen PS.
| Children in the catchment area where there are compelling medical or social grounds for admission.
Businessman Enrique Razon, through Prime Infra, plans to develop a water facility at the Wawa catchment area with a capacity of over 500 million liters per day in partnership with San Lorenzo Ruiz Builders and Developers Group Inc.
They said that around 70 mn gallons of water on daily basis could be provided to Karachi.The dam reservoir was still receiving the inflow from the catchment area, the sources added.