Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Drainage Area; Catchment Basin; Watershed

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_543

Every river and the entire hydrologic system receive recharge water from an area of land, which is called a catchment basin, a river basin or a river system. The line connecting the highest elevations between two adjacent river basins is the watershed boundary between the two river systems.

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