One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The action of collecting water, especially the collection of rainfall over a natural drainage area.
- ‘As delighted as I am to see proper little homes being built at the informal settlement, I am struck by the lack of provision for water catchment.’
- ‘My job was to assess the water flows and catchment yields of these various areas, so I know them well.’
- ‘With a spigot and carefully fit top and screen, wooden wine barrels and recycled food-grade plastic barrels also can be made into water catchment devices.’
- ‘Owen, who also helps with the construction, says the catchment will have a water filtration system.’
- ‘Large areas of the rock are covered in concrete for catchment which is then channelled into huge underground reservoirs.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Our experience with the lakes restoration project in Bangalore last year has proved that cleaning and desilting of large reservoirs improves catchment and water storage capacities.’
- ‘We supply our own water catchment in tanks, from springs and dams.’
- ‘Since we were unable to reach the villages upstream, we cannot establish whether the river had water catchment or storage facilities upstream.’
2short for catchment area
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