Drainage-basin Sentence Examples
The Pontotoc ridge separates the drainage system of the Mississippi from that of the Tombigbee; extending from the northeastern part of the state southward, this ridge divides in Choctaw county, the eastern branch separating the drainage basin in the Pascagoula from that of the Pearl, and the western branch separating the drainage basin of the Pearl from that of the Big Black and the Mississippi.
North and parallel with its course is a low watershed, which separates its drainage basin both from that of the Sao Francisco and from that of the Parnahyba, the northern confluent of the Parana.
The central and greater part of the state, however, is included in the drainage basin of the upper Sao Francisco.
Spain set up no claim to the region, and when Robert Cavalier, Sieur de la Salle, came down the river in 1682 from the French possessions to the north, he took possession in the name of France, which hereby gained her first title to the vast drainage basin of the Mississippi.
In the extreme north-east corner of the republic where the Brazilian Guiana plateau slopes toward the Atlantic there is a small area lying outside the drainage basin of the Amazon.
Those of the Paraguay drain the south-western part of Matto Grosso, and the tributaries of the Parana cover the western slopes of the Serra do Mar from Rio Grande do Sul north to the south-west part of Minas Geraes, and include the south-east part of Matto Grosso and the south part of Goyaz within their drainage basin.
All this region belongs to the drainage basin of the Orinoco, and rivers of large volume flow down between these spurs.
The area of the drainage basin is estimated at 56,000 sq.
Albert Nyanza, on the other hand, is threatened in the distant future with destruction from another cause - the filling of its bed by the alluvium poured into it by the Semliki, the Victoria Nile and, in a lesser degree, by other streams. The Semliki receives directly or indirectly the whole of the drainage of Ruwenzori, and also that of the eastern face of the Congo mountains as well as the drainage basin of Albert Edward Nyanza.
Its length is 300 m., and the area of its drainage basin extends to 22,800 sq.Advertisement
It is roughly mountainous, and belongs to the closed drainage basin of western Argentina, centring in the province of Mendoza.
The rivers are small and flow chiefly to the San Juan, a part of the Panuco drainage basin.
The Valley, including the drainage basin of Lake Zumpango, has an area of 1219 sq.
The whole country forms part of the drainage basin of the Orange river, its streams, with insignificant exceptions, being tributaries of the Vaal or Caledon affluents of that river.
It occupies an area of 44 square miles and has a drainage basin of 372 square miles.Advertisement
Irrigation is confined to the western half of the state, and more especially to the north-west, being employed chiefly in the drainage basin of the Missouri river.
The size of this isolated drainage basin is very large, the Nazas River alone having a length of about 370 m.
This valley in the coastal plain, with the much narrower rock-walled valley of the upper river in the prairie states, is the true valley of the S3ississippi river; but in popular phrase the Mississippi valley is taken to include a large central part of the Mississippi drainage basin.
Its total length is about 2000 m., and its drainage basin (greater than that of the Upper Mississippi) about 185,000 sq.
The zone between Burma and Siam, established by an agreement between Great Britain and France dated the 15th of January 1896, declared " the portion of Siam which is comprised within the drainage basin of the Menam, and of the coast streams of a corresponding longitude," neutral as between them.Advertisement
The length of the river is nearly 3000 m., and the area of its drainage basin 970,000 sq.
The drainage basin of the Guayas, according to Theodor Wolf, covers an area of 14,000 sq.
Arkansas lies in the drainage basin of the lower Mississippi, and has a remarkable river system.
The drainage basin measured from the water-partings of the enclosing mountains is some three times as great.
The third drainage basin is that of the great central plateau, or alta-planicie.Advertisement
The willows in the Arctic drainage basin shrink to shrubs scarcely knee-high.
The very important part played by the Victoria Nyanza in the Nile system has led to careful study of its drainage basin and rainfall and the perplexing variations in the level of the lake.
The Mississippi is the drainage basin for a greater part of the state.
The area of its drainage basin is 38,200 sq.
The NNR covers an entire drainage basin and is unique in having a Y-shaped bog system which includes both acid and alkaline drainage systems.
In late June heavy rainstorms across the drainage basin increasing runoff to approx.
The latter, the remnants of which are represented to-day by Great Salt, Sevier and Utah Lakes, had a drainage basin of some 54,000 sq.
The first includes the rivers flowing directly and indirectly into the Madeira, one of the great tributaries of the Amazon, together with some small tributaries of the Acre and Purus in the north, all of which form a drainage basin covering more than one-half of the republic. The two principal rivers of this system are the Mamore and Beni, which unite in lat.