catchment catchment  /ˈkætʃ mənt/


  • (n) a structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)


  1. The systems divert water from streams and rivers and use it to run turbines without complex dams or catchment areas.
  2. In 1989 I flew over the catchment area for the Samuel Dam, a hydroelectric project just outside Porto Velho in Rondnia.
  3. There is, moreover, virtually no catchment system to conserve the water and free the peasants from the whims of the weather.


  • Wildlife series explores mountain lion research

    CAGEY CAT: The stealthy mountain lion is rarely seen, but the Arizona Game and Fish Department captured this image of a big cat at a water catchment. Arizona Game & Fish Department
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Mohave Daily News


  1. Mr Howard said today: "Unless there are very substantial inflows - and for that read heavy rain leading to run-off into the catchment areas - prior to mid-May 2007, there will be insufficient water available to allow any allocation at the...
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: John Howard Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. Pulis added: "That is vital for the football club. Traditionally this club has been very well supported and the chairman is absolutely convinced that this will start it all off again and those supporters will come back. We have a big catchment area...
    on May 5, 2008 By: Tony Pulis Source:

  3. "We want every Australian home and its roof to be a personal water catchment area, maximising reuse and collection of rain water," Mr Rudd said in Brisbane.
    on Jun 24, 2007 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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