Definition of Catchment basin

1. Noun. 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"




Definition of Catchment basin

1. Noun. A topographic region in which all water drains to a common outlet; a watershed. ¹

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Literary usage of Catchment basin

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The catchment basin is surrounded by a ridge or watershed tine, continuous except at ... The area of the catchment basin may be determined from a suitable ..."

2. Irrigation Engineering by Herbert Michael Wilson (1909)
"Between these, the lower of the two curved lines represents the conditions prevailing in a catchment basin of broad valleys and gentle slopes, ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1900)
"The entire catchment-basin flowing out of Loch Lubnaig (ie the combined drainage-areas of Lochs Voil, Doine, ..."

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