13 October 2009

Catchment area of a stream is the land area whose precipitation draining to a point in the watercourse. As rainfall flows into the lower soil levels defined catchment areas of elevation ridges in the landscape, so-called watershed. Catchment area size and land use determine the water quality and flow of a watercourse. Questions like "how large is the catchment area of that point?" And "from where comes the water?" Becomes important.

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