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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 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.
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.
It is quite a common sight in Cyprus to see dry river beds with hills of debris or even streams levelled to make way for the construction of houses.
The streets of Los Angeles are safe again, along with its abandoned pools, dry river beds and anything else bolted into the concrete that could have been used for ``throwin' down and lookin' sick,'' according to some of the slanguage heard during commentary of the just-completed X Games IX.
Photos of he planet show what appear to be dry river beds, stream channels and floodplains, which most researchers argue could not have formed in the thin atmosphere of the present.
Eventually the Placerita Canyon Trail will link to the South Fork Trail, a key leg of the citywide trail network, most of which follows the city's dry river beds.
I don't hate cats,'' said Teresa Savaikie, a Santa Clarita mother of three and a voice for the endangered critters that populate the region's dry river beds.