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wadi

, wady
a watercourse in N Africa and Arabia, dry except in the rainy season

Wadi

 

the Arabic name for dry valleys that from time to time fill with streams in the Sahara and on the Arabian Peninsula. A wadi can reach several hundred kilometers in length. Its bed is covered with proluvium.

wadi

[′wäd·ē]
(geology)
In the desert regions of southwestern Asia and northern Africa, a stream bed or channel, or a steep-sided ravine, gulley, or valley, which carries water only during the rainy season. Also spelled wady.
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Over nine districts the cyclists will face rock-strewn dirt roads, dry river beds, the forested highlands and finally a descent through rice paddies and coffee plantations back to Dili.
But it did send Santa Clarita sheriff's deputies out in the dark to check the city's numerous bridges that span dry river beds, and when they got to the longest bridge in town they didn't like what they saw.
Planners too have taken note that it is not a good idea to build in what are effectively dry river beds.
Over the past 3 decades, since the Mariner 9 spacecraft found a network of ancient channels resembling dry river beds, most planetary scientists have come to believe that the Red Planet was once a much warmer place with water flowing freely on its surface.
There are desert safaris and wadi-bashing, which involves driving down dry river beds in four wheel drive vehicles, or, for the less adventurous, there is plenty of excitement to be had discovering the attractions of the souqs which cover large areas on both sides of the creek.
More than a year's worth of rain fell in three days from the first named Atlantic storm of the 2010 season, swelling dry river beds and destroying chunks of highway in the city.
The Paphos Greens and the Coalition of Independents yesterday condemned Peyia Council, charging it with apathy and with giving tacit approval for massive amounts of dumping in ravines and dry river beds within the municipal area.
Optional activities include horse- riding among dry river beds and spectacular gorges.