Catchment area


Updated on 13/07/2018
Synonymes
drainage basin.
Illustration
Schéma d'un bassin versant
Définition
Sens technique

Surface area feeding a watercourse or a body of water. The catchment area is defined as the area of water collecting up to an outlet: it is limited by a border within which all waters flow on the surface and underground to this outlet. Its boundaries are the watersheds (water divide - US).

Source
According to AFB
Termes associés à des définitions du Sandre
Review status
Soumis au comité de relecture.