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Death Valley: A vast space, full of surprises

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on June 14, 2013, 5:16 p.m.
Badwater Basin at Death Valley

Photo: Michael Ransburg/Flickr

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Lowest of the lows

One of the superlatives that define Death Valley is "lowest" and that location is Badwater Basin, which is the lowest point in North America at 282 feet below sea level. Found here is a spring-fed pool of water, undrinkable because of its high salt content.