Catchment vs. Watershed

Catchment vs. Watershed — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Catchment and Watershed

Catchmentnoun

A catching or collecting of water, especially rainwater.

Watershednoun

The entire region draining into a river, river system, or other body of water

a list of reptiles found in the watershed. Also called basin, drainage basin.

Catchmentnoun

A structure, such as a basin or reservoir, used for collecting or draining water.

Watershednoun

A ridge of high land dividing two areas that are drained by different river systems. Also called divide, water parting.

Catchmentnoun

The amount of water collected in such a structure.

Watershednoun

A critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point

"a watershed in modern American history, a time that ... forever changed American social attitudes" (Robert Reinhold).

Catchmentnoun

A catchment area.

Watershednoun

(hydrology) The topographical boundary dividing two adjacent catchment basins, such as a ridge or a crest.

Catchmentnoun

Any structure or land feature which catches and holds water; the collection of such water.

Watershednoun

(US) A region of land within which water flows down into a specified body, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean; a drainage basin.

Catchmentnoun

A catchment area, or the people it serves.

Watershednoun

A critical point marking a change in course or development.

Catchmentverb

To divide into catchment areas.

the catchmenting of mental health services

Watershednoun

The time after which material of more adult nature (violence, swear words, sex) may be broadcast on television or radio, either one laid down or one contrived (e.g. when children are not watching)

Catchmentnoun

a structure in which water is collected

Watershednoun

a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems

Watershednoun

an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend;

the agreement was a watershed in the history of both nations