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catchment Syllabification: catch·ment
Pronunciation: /ˈkaCHmənt/

Definition of catchment in English:


1The action of collecting water, especially the collection of rainfall over a natural drainage area.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2 short for catchment area.
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