Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Catchment

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_91

Term applied to a natural drainage area or basin, wherein the rainfall is caught and collected to supply the local rivers, streams, lakes and subsurface waters. Also catchment basin.

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