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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.
Flash flooding scours watercourses and uproots all plant life from dry washes. Fortunately, the heaviest rains only occur during the summer monsoon season, which lasts from Independence Day to Labor day.
After a night of partnered patrolling in the wadis, or dry washes, between border forts in areas suggested by the local Iraqi commander, Barone was very pleased with the performance of the DBE soldiers who accompanied his paratroopers on patrol.
Canyons and dry washes are like runways for coyotes.