Definition of catchment in English:


Syllabification: catch·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈkaCHmənt, ˈkeCH-


  • 1The action of collecting water, especially the collection of rainfall over a natural drainage area.
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    • Maasai have complained that settlement in the drought-prone area by Kipsigis has harmed water catchment for the Ewaso Nyiro river, which the Maasai use to water their cattle.
    • Since we were unable to reach the villages upstream, we cannot establish whether the river had water catchment or storage facilities upstream.
    • My job was to assess the water flows and catchment yields of these various areas, so I know them well.

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