drainage basin

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drainage basin


drainage basin


drainage area

(Physical Geography) another name for catchment area

drain′age ba`sin

the area drained by a river and all its tributaries. Also called catchment area , drain′age ar`ea. Compare watershed (def. 1).
[1880–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drainage basin - the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributariesdrainage 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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La Salle claimed the entire drainage basin of the Mississippi for France and named it Louisiana for Louis XIV.
The present study focuses on evaluation of principal morphometric elements of drainage basin of Kurang River, Pakistan by using digital elevation model in geographical information system and characterizes linear and aerial aspects and relief features.
Some researchers, for example Patton and Backer [13] and Shimano have divided the type of process by means morphometric rules and also have presented the drainage basin features in quantative and qualitive form.
We want to be able to have somebody say, "Here's my drainage basin, here's the climate, here's the rock type, here's the slope, here's the mean annual precipitation: how quickly is this eroding?
It's commonly accepted among the international geographical community that the source of a river is defined as the longest branch in the drainage basin.
This represents between 15% and 70% of the total amount of precipitation received within each of the drainage areas and reflects a measure of variability in drainage basin features and depth of ditches.
Veras first hit the inside curb of the off-ramp, then swerved over to the outside curb, which sent the bike around 150 feet into a drainage basin area between the ramps.
Sediments Composition and Pollution Levels along the Kishon River and Its Drainage Basin.
The Tonegawa River, which flows through the Kanto region in eastern Japan, is the second longest river in Japan and has the largest drainage basin area.
The Hidden Valley homeowners contend they were promised private access to Valley Street from Calgrove Boulevard by the county of Los Angeles in return for land for a drainage basin, said Hunt Braly, the associations' attorney.
05) between sediment depth, drainage basin alteration and EPA habitat scores.
5] States now generally accept that they must take into consideration the rights of co-basin states to any shared watercourse or drainage basin.