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dry wash

[′drī ‚wäsh]
(geology)
A wash, arroyo, or coulee whose bed lacks water.
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tesota trees that were located in dry washes on the toe portion of an alluvial fan on Quarternary alluvium.
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Areas most vulnerable to flash floods are locations in or below steep mountain terrains, on or below hillsides denuded by recent wildfires, and in normally dry washes in the Antelope Valley, the Weather Service said.
In between moves to new glassing locations I like to cruise the edges of dry washes and large cactus patches, looking for wandering herds.
Pave it, smooth its sharp switchbacks and bridge the creeks and dry washes, and the Burr Trail could bring prosperity to one of the poorest regions of Utah.