drainage basin


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drainage basin

n.

drainage basin

or

drainage area

n
(Physical Geography) another name for catchment area

drain′age ba`sin


n.
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.]
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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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The Golan Heights offers access to two major water systems: the drainage basin of the Jordan river and its tributaries to the west, and Lake Tiberias and the Yarmuk river to the south.
The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), a member organisation launched in 1999 that brings together the ten nations whose territories overlap with the Nile drainage basin (plus Eritrea, an NBI observer), is set to act on a decade-long plan known as the 'Hydromet', a comprehensive, centralised hydrological monitoring system running the length of the river.
A massive runoff storage structure known as the Pier Drainage Basin led the city's Summer 2018 projects, he adds.
A KMC spokesperson quoted the World Bank representatives as saying that the world body was making $60 million to $80m investment in Karachi and in this connection under the Karachi integrated urban management project 2018, they were working on the city's drainage basin, locations and capacity of the city's main rivers, and depth and dredging requirements with the help of computerised software and through digital elevation model.
World Bank representatives said that the bank is making 60 to 80 million dollar investment in Karachi and in this connection they were under the Karachi integrated urban management project 2018 working on the city's drainage basin, locations and capacity of the city's main rivers and depth and dredging requirements with the help of computerized software and through digital elevation model.
He said the elected leadership of Karachi is making all possible efforts to solve the problems of the citizens.World Bank representatives said that the bank is making $60 to $80 million investment under the Karachi Integrated Urban Management Project 2018.The World Bank is working on the city's drainage basin, locations and capacity of the city's main rivers and depth and dredging requirements with the help of computerized software and through digital elevation model.
Quantitative morphometric analysis of drainage basin can give us statistics about the hydrological behavior of the rocks, discovered in the drainage basin.
This ethnography identifies 1,002 traditional DenaAEina Indian named places grouped by stream drainage basin. The names form a reconstructed place name network from the vantage points of the life experiences of Shem Pete and other Dena'ina and Ahtna speakers.
Water samples were collected in two reservoirs and in the natural source (Figure 1): reservoir "B" was in a drainage basin with low land use; reservoir "C" was in a drainage basin with high land use; and the preserved natural body of water was in a drainage basin that was used as a control (Table 1).
In recent years a number of studies have developed spatial Decision Support Systems (DSS) for simulating ecological consequences of changes in land use at the scale of drainage basin. Most of them draw information from geographical information systems (GIS), and include multi-criteria analyses of the hydrological, ecological and economic impact of different management scenarios (Hirschfeld et al., 2005).
The asymmetry factor (AF) is a way to evaluate the existence of tectonic tilting at the scale of drainage basin. It is defined as: