river basin

  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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  • A total of 145 countries have territory in shared river basins, and in the past 50 years 200 treaties have been signed about international water courses.
  • The Amazon river basin contains the world's largest tropical rainforest.
  • He proposed connecting the water supply across different river basins, built new canals with many sluices to control the water level, and achieved great success with the improvements which he was able to make.
  • The ecoregion is centered on three large river basins: the Mamberamo, Taritatu, and Tariku river basin in Irian Jaya and the Sepik and Ramu river basins in PNG. Northern New Guinea lowland rain and freshwater swamp forests
  • Assistance to the Land Forces in defensive and offensive operations in coastal sectors, as well as in areas of lake and river basins adjacent to the front.
  • In the early 1940s, the Bureau devised the plan of considering an entire river basin as an integrated project.
  • Lands in the Columbia River Basin with more than 10 in (260 mm) of rainfall per year have an open cover of bunchgrass, and are excellent for raising wheat. Intermountain Semidesert Province (Bailey)
  • Empty and loaded coal trains dominate the traffic that pass through Dutch since it is located on the northwest corner of the Powder River Basin.
  • ‘This project is the first ever large-scale attempt to use underwater biotelemetry to study fish migrations in the Mekong River Basin,’ Hogan said.
  • There are warnings that the building of the dam will upset the ecological balance of the river basin.
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