catchment area

  1. 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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How To Use catchment area In A Sentence

  • A facility such as this needs to build up a consistent and regular paying clientele, while tapping into a good catchment area.
  • Parents were told that because the school was oversubscribed this year, those children living furthest away within the catchment area could not have places.
  • Neither hospital was sufficiently remote from its catchment area to warrant the intervention of the centre to impose closure.
  • I had many regular customers from much further afield, as well as the local catchment area, who expressed appreciation of the high quality, diversity and personal service of the independent shops.
  • The closure was doubly important because the catchment area covered the inner London districts of Westminster, Paddington and Hammersmith.
  • Laidlaw has given assurances that his schools would remain comprehensives and would take everyone from the catchment area.
  • The hospitals more remote from their catchment area were thus the natural early candidates for closure.
  • The number of people in the catchment area of the resource centre who now seek residential care has dropped dramatically.
  • The new home was in the catchment area for a decent school but we have now been told that the catchment area has changed. Times, Sunday Times
  • Prep schools have no secure catchment area, they have always depended on the forces of the market place for their survival.
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