Catchment area

Updated on 26/10/2022
drainage basin.
Schéma d'un bassin versant
Schéma d'un bassin versant
Sens technique

Surface area feeding a watercourse or a body of water. The catchment area is defined as the area of water collecting up to an outlet: it is limited by a border within which all waters flow on the surface and underground to this outlet. Its boundaries are the watersheds (water divide - US).

According to OFB
Termes associés à des définitions du Sandre
Review status
Soumis au comité de relecture.