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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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The residents of Wadi Al Mahalil were offering condolences at a majlis when the incident occurred.
In the wilayat of Wadi al Ma'awel in South Batinah, the authorities helped a person stranded in his vehicle in a wadi.
persons whose vehicles were trapped in Wadi Al Ouq in the Wilayat of
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.
In the Governorate of Dakhliyah, help was provided to a number of people after their vehicles got stranded in Wadi al Uq in Samail, and another 12 people were rescued after their vehicles were swept away by the surging waters of Wadi al Shibak in Izki.
Wadi of Huqain in Rustaq province, wadis of Al Arbyeen and Diqha in Qurayat province, wadis of Shab and Tiwi in Sur province, Wadi Bani Khalid in Wadi Bani Khalid province, wadis of Dham, Hajar and Banah in Ibri province, wadi of Maydeen in Nizwa and Wadi Khoudh in Seeb province, witnessed a huge number of tourists.
Employees of the municipality and the Department of Public Works used pumps to clear water from the wadis and some flooded streets on Tuesday.
kajkaiense was not found in all wadis, however, and in some wadis only a few specimens were observed.
Muscat: An Emirati man was found dead in Wadi Kuhlah of the Mudhaibi province in northern Oman, after his vehicle was swept away by flood waters following three days of intensive rain.
The tributary wadis and the inner parts of the main plain of Wadi Madhab are primarily typical sloping wadi terraces, cut by rainwater gullies, and covered with small rocks and boulders, which have provided the building material for many of the sites identified during the survey.
Muscat: For the second continuous day, wadis in Rustaq, some 132 kilometres from Muscat, are overflowing as heavy rain fell on Sunday also, a weather enthusiast said.