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- An endorheic basin is a closed drainage basin.
- That retains water.
- Allows no outflow to other external bodies of water, such as ;
- Water accrued in a drainage basin eventually flows out through rivers or streams.
- An endorheic basin, rain that falls within it does not flow out.
- The bottom of such a basin is typically occupied by a salt lake or salt pan.
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- Endorheic water bodies include some of the largest lakes in the world, such as;
- Endorheic lakes are bodies of water do not flow into the sea.
- Endorheic lakes are usually in the interior of a body mass, far from an ocean.
- Watersheds are often confined by natural geologic land formations .
- The inland water flows into dry watersheds .
- endorheic lakes are usually more sensitive to environmental pollutants inputs than water bodies that have access to oceans.
- Lake Tanganyika in Africa.
- Lake Lahontan in North America.
- Salar de Atacama, in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
- Lake Trasimeno, in Italy.
- Lake Velence, in Hungary.
- Bolsón de Mapimí, in northern Mexico.
- Willcox Playa of southern Arizona
- Qattara Depression, in Egypt.
- Chott Melrhir, in Algeria.
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