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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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Riyabi reported that a number of residents of Wadi Ghrib locality, in Fernana's delegation, were evacuated following the wadi flood.
Meanwhile, dramatic video footages of an Omani driver being swept away with vehicle when he tried to cross a flooded wadi in Wadi Mahram in Samayil province has emerged.
Al Bana Wadi, in the Governorate of A'Dakhliya, the Wilayat of Ibri
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 the Gaza Strip, runoff water is collected in small wadis and valleys within the area.
One person was rescued by police aviation after he fell from a wadi in Seeq area of the wilayat of Kamal and Wfi.
Meanwhile, dramatic footage and photos emerged from Wadi Al Mahalil in Nakhal province, with citizens running to escape the oncoming flood.
trapped in their vehicle in the area between Wadi Al Naama and Wadi
Wadis in Ghaleelah, Shoukah, Kedra and Minaie are flooded.
According to a statement by PACDA, the missing family's vehicle "was dragged away by the flood waters of Wadi Al Wudd in the Wilayat of Wadi Bani Khalid." It added that the family "was made up of six people from an Asian nationality." Video provided by @WeatherOmanya
On Sunday, two Omani families were rescued by PACDA teams and citizens after their vehicles got stuck in overflowing wadis. In the wilayat of Al Kamil W'Al Wafi, citizens rescued members of an Omani family after their vehicle got trapped in Wadi Siq while another family was rescued by a PACDA team from a vehicle stuck in Wadi al Sharqi in Ibra.