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watersheds
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
The land area that drains water to a particular stream, river, or lake. It is a land feature that can be identified by tracing a line along the highest elevations between two areas on a map, often a ridge.
Definition Source
Water Science Glossary of Terms, USGS
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/5500.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/5500
Used For
catchments
drainage basins
drainage divides
lake basins
river basins
Broader Term
land resources
Narrower Term
agricultural watersheds
forested watersheds
subwatersheds
Related Term
basins
Conservation Effects Assessment Project
rapid resource appraisal
water quantity
water resources
water yield
watershed hydrology
watershed management
Spanish
cuencas hidrográficas
Term Number
5500