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GEMET General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus

catchment area

Definition

1) An area from which surface runoff is carried away by a single drainage system. 2) The area of land bounded by watersheds draining into a river, basin or reservoir. (Source: LANDY / CED)

Themes
  • geography
  • natural areas, landscape, ecosystems
  • water
Groups
  • LAND (landscape, geography)
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/1215