The Drainage Basin Hydrological Cycle
The drainage basin is the catchment area from which a river system obtains its water. An imaginary line called the watershed delimits one drainage basin from another.The watershed generally follows a ridge of high land; any rain falling on the other side of the ridge will eventually flow into another river in the adjacent drainage basin.
The drainage basin hydrological cycle contains a number of inputs, outputs, stores and transfers.
Drainage Basin: area of land drained by a river and its tributaries
Watershed: boundary between two river systems on high relief land
Precipitation: deposition of moisture from the atmosphere to the surface, eg rain, sleet
Evapotranspiration: release of water vapour from the…