River Catchment (Area)

"A river catchment is an area of land where water collects when it rains, often bounded by hills. As the water flows over the landscape it finds its way into streams and down into the soil, eventually feeding the river. Some of this water stays underground and continues to slowly feed the river in times of low rainfall. Every inch of land on the Earth forms part of a catchment."


Georges River. n.d. “What Is a Catchment?” Accessed April 15, 2021. https://georgesriver.org.au/learn-about-the-river/what-catchment.

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