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interior drainage

noun, Physical Geography
a drainage system whose waters do not continue to the ocean either on the surface or underground, but evaporate within the land area. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Pumping stations are necessary when ponding capacity is not large enough to store all interior drainage.
  • These deserts are in interior drainage basins far from oceans and have a wide range of annual temperatures.
  • Salt flats and playas without soils are extensive in the lower parts of basins with interior drainage.
  • Periodic flooding still occurs as a result of poor interior drainage and poorly maintained drainage channels.
  • Some farmers are concerned about interior drainage problems caused by higher river flows in the areas protected by levees.
  • As stated above, during the design it was determined that additional area is required for ponding interior drainage run-off.
  • Operations plan and criteria, which address operation of closures and interior drainage systems during a flood event.

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