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Drainage Basins

water enters and continually cycles around the earth through the global hydrological cycle, it is a closed system with no inputs or outputs

there are also local hydrological cycles e.g. drainage basin hydrological cycles

a rivers drainage basin is the area surrounding the river where the rain falling on the land flows into that river- also called the rivers catchment

the boundary of the drainage basin is the watershed- any precipitation falling beyond the watershed enters a different basin

drainage basins are open systems with inputs and outputs

water come into the system as precipitation and leaves via evaporation, transpiration and river discharge

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