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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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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.
Discharge of site drainage systems and transporting the dirty water from endorheic collecting pits and unseparated sewage sludge from small sewage treatment plants as well as the delivery to the feces receiving stations of the PTO in the area of the PTO, including the acceptance of the order by the customer and the billing of the PTO for a period of four years, renewable for six years ,
1998) used a classification system for Wetlands that consists of six different categories: Estuarine, Riverine, Lacustrine, Palustrine and Endorheic.
ABSTRACT--Alvord Chub are small minnows endemic to the Alvord Basin, a endorheic desert basin in southeastern Oregon and northwestern Nevada.
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).
The endorheic basin is bounded to the northeast by Kazakhstan, to the northwest by Russia, to the west by Azerbaijan, to the south by Iran, and to the southeast by Turkmenistan.
The Yaqui catfish (Ictalurus pricei) once occurred in the Sonora, Yaqui, Mayo, and Fuerte rivers on the Pacific slope and the endorheic Casas Grandes River in Chihuahua (Hendrickson et al.
The species diversity is highest in the endorheic basins of the mountainous regions of central Anatolia and the Iranian plateau (Coad 2000; Hrbek et al.
However, nothing can beat the first sight of Pangong Tso, an endorheic lake located amidst the Himalayan peaks at an altitude of 14,270 feet, stretching nearly 135 km and 5 km at its widest point.
The areas with a semi-arid ombrotype are distributed in the centre and southwest of the province and correspond to what is known as the desert puna, characterised by lower precipitation (50 to 200 mm/year) and by the existence of endorheic basins and large salt marshes (Salinas Grandes, Salar de Olaroz and Salar de Cauchari).
An endorheic basin, Searles is a closed system formed by rainwater with no outflows to other bodies of water.