Gateway to the Mysteries

The Badwater Basin in the Death Valley in California is an endorheic basin, a closed drainage basin, that retains all water with no outflow. It contains a dried out salt lake full of mud cracks. Temperatures are oven-like and hold the record for North America’s hottest place. Moreover, Badwater is 86 m (282 ft) below sea-level.

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