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Of or relating to a drainage basin that has no outlet, such as the Great Basin or the Jordan River valley.

[endo- + Greek rhein, rhe-, to flow; see sreu- in Indo-European roots + -ic.]

en′do·rhe′i·cal·ly adv.
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Study sites: Includes most of the Panuco river basin and the endorheic basin of Cuatro Cienegas, between the coordinates range (20[degrees]3'50"-29[degrees]30'8.6" N & 96[degrees]52'48"-101[degrees]19'56" W) (for further details see appendix 1 or figure 1 in Perez-Miranda et al.
Yu, "Climate change and water storage variability over an arid endorheic region," Journal of Hydrology, vol.
Although this is theoretically possible, the two lagoons are endorheic, closed and separated by approximately 768 km, therefore it is highly unlikely that they would be connected by floods.
The Arak tooth carp Aphanius arakensis Teimori, Esmaeili, Gholami, Zarei, & Reichenbacher, 2012, is found in the endorheic Namak Lake basin of Iran with wide temperature changes (29).
(1998) used a classification system for Wetlands that consists of six different categories: Estuarine, Riverine, Lacustrine, Palustrine and Endorheic. This system was used to classify the three major pans in Ndumo Game Reserve (NGR).
ABSTRACT--Alvord Chub are small minnows endemic to the Alvord Basin, a endorheic desert basin in southeastern Oregon and northwestern Nevada.
09, Pong Tso Lake, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India, 7.ix.2008, Pangong Tso ("long, narrow, enchanted lake"), also referred to as Pangong Lake, is an endorheic (closed drainage) lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m (14,270 ft).