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Catchment

The area within which all surface water flows to one place. Most often that place is a hydrographic object, for example: a river, a lake, a wetland, etc. The catchment is the basic hydrographic unit.

Every inch of land on the Earth is a part of a catchment.

Source: http://www.catchmentguidelines.org.mw/en/catchment-management/what-catchment

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