Definition of Drainage area

1. Noun. The entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet. "Flood control in the Missouri basin"

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drainage Area

drain-trap stomach
drain basket
drain plug
drain the cup
drain the lizard
drain the main vein
drainage area (current term)
drainage basin
drainage basins
drainage ditch
drainage pipe
drainage system
drainage tube

Literary usage of Drainage area

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Investigation of Inappropriate Pollutant Entries Into Storm Drainage Systems by Robert Pitt (1993)
"Further drainage area investigations upstream of identified problem outfalls would be conducted after the outfall studies have indicated dry-weather ..."

2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1893)
"MICE, PCS, FOS IN the course of the summer 1892, I had occasion to visit and examine the drainage area of the Lake of Zurich, including that of the ..."

3. Bulletin by Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology (1908)
"Each tributary in this model of inclined strata, has an underground drainage area. So has every natural orifice of exit of seeping waters in nature. ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"On June 18 and July 2, 1902, heavy rains fell within the drainage area, and the creek overflowed its banks at or near the plaintiff's place of business, ..."

5. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1892)
"From this diagram the heights given in the present paper have been tabulated. The greatest length of the drainage area of the River Vaal, above the intake ..."

6. Hydrology: The Fundamental Basis of Hydraulic Engineering by Daniel Webster Mead (1919)
"The drainage area must have an impervious bed of such a geological ... The larger the drainage area, the less the opportunity for a general intense ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"This great drainage area is remarkable for the small proportion of its boundary that ... This is especially the character of the drainage area of the Neva, ..."

8. Handbook on Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention and Control Planning (1993)
"60 50 40 30 ß 20 0 - 10 10 100 drainage area, mi2 1000 10000 Figure 6-3. Total taxa vs. drainage area for determining 6, 4, 2, and 0 invertebrate community ..."

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