catch·​ment | \ ˈkach-mənt How to pronounce catchment (audio) , ˈkech- \

Definition of catchment

1 : something that catches water also : the amount of water caught
2 : the action of catching water

Examples of catchment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Event includes workshops on herbal making, civic engagement, art, water catchment, live art making, youth performances and an open mic. 10 a.m. outside Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza., "Bay Area political events: Golden Gate Bridge politics, climate strike," 16 Jan. 2020 This approach also helps us target customers in micro-catchments (nearby markets). Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "A Thai company plans to take on cash-and-carry giants in the Indian market," 5 Jan. 2020 The bridge will be ADA-compliant and include a rainwater catchment system. Richard A. Marini,, "San Antonio’s newest parks full of amenities like dog parks, skate parks, water parks and more," 10 Dec. 2019 Shorebirds nest on the roof next to solar panels and a rainwater catchment system. Lindsey J. Smith, Smithsonian, "Designing Floating Buildings With an Eye to the Marine Species Living Underneath," 7 Oct. 2019 Naturally, rain often falls into catchments, or drainage basins. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Climate Change Will Bring Us Heavy Rains and Droughts at the Same Time," 14 Dec. 2018 Along with water conservation and restoring water bodies by preserving natural aquifers and catchments, Mr. Modi has promised to provide piped water for every Indian by 2024. Ved Nanda, The Denver Post, "Nanda: Water crises can be solved with technology — politics aside," 26 July 2019 So Los Angeles is preparing itself by building a rain catchment network to store those deluges underground for times of want. Matt Simon, WIRED, "New IPCC Report Shows How Our Abuse of Land Drives Climate Change," 8 Aug. 2019 In the catchment regions of the Cauvery, widespread clear-cutting of forests to make way for transmission lines, coffee and palm-oil plantations, and other cash crops has affected the soil’s ability to retain and release water. National Geographic, "India’s water crisis could be helped by better building, planning," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of catchment

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Catchment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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