drainage divide

   The rim of a drainage basin [16].

A Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology with Special Reference to Environmental Karst Hydrology. . 2002.

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  • drainage basin — the area drained by a river and all its tributaries. Also called catchment area, drainage area. Cf. watershed (def. 2). [1880 85, Amer.] * * * ▪ geology also called  Catchment Area,  or (in North America)  Watershed,      …   Universalium

  • Drainage — See also: Storm drain and Stormwater Deep inside a Sydney drain in New South Wales Drainage is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub surface water from an area. Many agricultural soils need drainage to improv …   Wikipedia

  • drainage basin —    A general term for a region or area bounded by a drainage divide and occupied by a drainage system.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • divide — vandenskyra statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Dviejų upių baseinų arba dviejų jūrų, vandenynų baseinų riba. atitikmenys: angl. divide; drainage divide; water parting; watershed vok. Wasserscheide, f rus. водораздел, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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