drainage area

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Noun1.drainage area - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributariesdrainage 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
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National contract notice: Closure of the bottom drainage area of the frog fabric, Step 1.
The 52-jia wetlands is situated in the Dongshan River drainage area, south of Lijegian Bridge.
We searched the grid by matching the drainage area (accompanied by the gauge information provided by USGS) to the FAC (which equals to the drainage area) within three pixels' distance from the gauge location.
A 21-year-old Portland man fell about 250 feet into a creek drainage area at Crater Lake National Park over the weekend, prompting fire crews to carry him out of the area, park officials said Wednesday.
The dams operate as one system and have a drainage area of 4,192 acres.
As an example, Lincoln County recently created a coordinated drainage area named Spring Creek Tributary.
A topographic wetness index (TWI) can be calculated using estimates of the slope and drainage area.
An Intel-American Development Bank is for a Rainfall Drainage Program and Development in the Managua Drainage Area (NI-L1010; Contrato de Prestamo No.
When the Operations Centre at the Royal Oman Police received a report informing them about the runover accident that occurred in front of Drainage Area in Ghala, they immediately sent the report to Athaiba Police Station and Baushar Ambulance Unit to take appropriate action.
The treatment system is part of a broader effort to locate and contain or treat contamination in the North Boeing Field drainage area that flows into the stormwater outfall at Slip 4.
Fremont is a culture named and defined in the 1920s and once alive in the Fremont River drainage area of Utah.