endorheism

endorheism

[‚en·dō′rē‚iz·əm]
(hydrology)
A drainage pattern of a basin or region in which little or none of the surface drainage reaches the ocean. Also spelled endoreism.
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The region is mainly marked by endorheism, which is reflected by the existence of a multitude of potholes, some of which flood occasionally and others frequently concurrent with the flooding of the river Oued Boulefraiss.
129 The salt lakes of the Andean high mountain, such as the Salar de Surire (Surire salt flat) in Chile, have developed into enclosed basins owing to endorheism (inward-flowing drainage) and aridity.