Central Asian Internal Drainage Basin


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 Basin and 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 Mountains and Khentii Mountains. (The Khentii Mountains also separate Arcic and Pacific basins).

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