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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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Sixteen nationals were rescued in different areas on Friday after their vehicles were swept away by flood waters in Wadi of Fayath of Buraimi, Wadi Al Mamoor of Bahla and Wadi Ahen of Sohar.
But in the villages of Wadi Daw'an, one of the most important tributaries of the Hadramaut, money seems to pour in from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf.
In addition, there are small-scale wadis that discharge a total flood water volume that may reach 15 MCM/yr during the very wet seasons.
The two dams at Wadi Al Biah were full to the brim following the heavy rain overnight.
Apart from its geological importance, Wadi Wurayah has a rich archaeological and ecological importance.
Three types of lizards are found in this wadi but the Jayakar's Oman lizard (Omanosaura jayakari) seemed to have the strongest effect on Dr Khan, who said he has spotted it there only about three times.
Some of these wadis also present evidence of historical and cultural links with the country's earliest inhabitants, whether it be people or wildlife.
Forecasters have warned people to stay away from the Wadis as adventure could cost them dearly.
It is good that there was no flooding," the Amerat resident said but added that the beauty of rain is in water flowing through these wadis, which are otherwise dry.
Muscat, May 1 (ONA) A number of Wilayats in the Governorates of Muscat, North A'Sharqiya, South Al Batinah and A'Dakhiliyah today witnessed varying heavy, medium and light rainfalls causing the overflow of wadis (valleys).
Usually found at the bottom of wadis, about 100 stone carvings were uncovered at the top of RAK mountain
After finishing search operations from all the wadis of the Wilayat of Dima Wa Al Tayeen, the search will cover the Dhaiqah Dam, where all the wadis of Tayeen meet, the official added.