Basins

Jul 19, 2019

Environmental Enlightenment #313

If you dip into environmental reports, you will likely run into the term basin.
 
The essential concept of basin is water container (derives from Latin bacinus, bacca)
A natural depression on the earth’s surface, typically containing water is called basin.
A basin is a tract of country drained by a river and its tributaries, or which drains into a lake or sea.
 
Here are the Greater Los Angeles basins:
A basin in geology is a confined rock formation where the strata dip toward the center.
A Groundwater Basin is a flow system that has defined boundaries and may include more than one aquifer. The basin includes both the surface area and the permeable materials beneath it. 
It could be a groundwater reservoir that is more or less separate from neighboring groundwater reservoirs. 

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