Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fact of the Day: Wadi River

In many of the driest spots of the world, there are dry riverbeds known as wadis. They will only contain water in times of heavy rain. 

17 comments:

bj said...

Now,we have a lot of little lakes that stay dry until it rains. We call them playa lakes

Bob Bushell said...

Well, that is a wadis!

Moscow Blogger said...

oh! I have never seen
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Emmylou said...

I didn't know that's what they're called. Thanks:)

Pilar Domínguez said...

I have never heard about wadis; in my country we call this kind of rivers " torrentes" and they only exist during the autumn (season of rains). Kisses:)

DEZMOND said...

I knew that.... What does NEKO in your blog title mean, Adam?

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I imagine it doesn't rain there very often.

Pat Hatt said...

A big litterbox for the cat otherwise

Julie Ann Lozada said...

oh... very interesting facts.

It’s a GIRL Thing

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Dascha said...

Wow!

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Kay said...

Yup! I been to several and there are really amazing erosions to see too.

Oh no, this spam above is hitting everybody. I just saw it on two other blogs this morning.

Christine said...

Hopefully that will change one day

stephen Hayes said...

I've heard of this word but never knew what it meant. Thanks for the enlightenment.

Fundy Blue said...

We call ours arroyos. Sometime I hope to see a wadi in the Middle East.

Adam said...

cat in Japanese

Theresa Mahoney said...

It can have our rain to fill it. I swear, this summer has been nothing but one long, rainy season.