- Central Asian Internal Drainage Basin
The Central Asian Internal Drainage Basin or Central Asian Inland Basin is largest of the three major hydrological basins that cover
Mongolia, the other two being the Arctic Drainage Basinand the Pacific Drainage Basin.Ayurin Dulmaa, " [http://books.google.com/books?id=JFCcHroYNCUC&pg=PA182&lpg=PA182&dq=%22Central+Asian+Drainage+basin%22&source=web&ots=wGT_OmRC7W&sig=_oypQYMMZqgXpvFZU5_I4RSM80U#PPA172,M1 Mongolian Limnology and Ichthyology] " in: "Mongolia Today: Science, Culture, Environment and Development" (2002) ISBN 0700715983] [http://assets.panda.org/downloads/freshwater_issues_in_mn__march04.pdf "Freshwater Issues in Mongolia"] ] [http://www.ub-mongolia.mn/facts-for-the-visitors/nature-environment-mongolia/central-asian-inland-basin.html "Central Asian Inland Basin"] ]
The basin further includes the watersheds of the
Great Lakes Depression, the Valley of Lakes, and the lowlands of the Gobi Desert.
It is separated from the other two basins by the ridges of the
Khangai Mountainsand Khentii Mountains. (The Khentii Mountains also separate Arcic and Pacific basins).
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