Origin of drainage basin
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Taken as a whole, the Two Medicine drainage-basin is an epitome of Glacier in miniature.The Book of the National Parks
Robert Sterling Yard
- another name for catchment area
- An area drained by a river system. A drainage basin includes all areas that gather precipitation water and direct it to a particular stream, stream system, lake, or other body of standing water.
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