The area of land that drains water, sediment, and dissolved materials to a common outlet at some point along a stream channel.
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Total area drained by a stream and its tributaries.
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area from which all precipitation flows to a single stream or set of streams. For example, the total area drained by the Mississippi River ... [9 related articles]
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A drainage basin (also known as a watershed) is an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain and melting snow or ice converges to a single point, usually the exit of the basin, where the waters join another waterbody, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea, or ocean. ...
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Land surface region drained by a length of stream channel.
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drainage basin: see catchment area.
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Area of land drained by a river system (a river and its tributaries). It includes the surface run-off in the water cycle, as well as the water table. Drainage basins are separated by watersheds. A drainage basin is an example of an open system because it is open to inputs from outside, such as preci...
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The area of land drained by a river system.
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The area of land that is drained by a river and its tributaries. The boundary of a river basin is called the watershed.
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