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WADDY [1 record]

Record 1 2020-05-27

English

Subject field(s)
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
  • Desertification
DEF

A stream that flows only in direct response to precipitation.

CONT

An ephemeral watercourse has flowing water during, and for a short duration after, precipitation events in a typical year.

OBS

Such a stream receives no water from springs and no long continued supply from melting snow or other surface source. Its channel is above the water table at all times.

Key term(s)
  • waddy
  • wad

French

Domaine(s)
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
  • Désertification
DEF

Cours d'eau le plus souvent intermittent des régions sèches, où l'alimentation s'effectue presque uniquement par ruissellement, et s'achevant généralement dans une dépression fermée ou disparaissant par épuisement.

OBS

Pluriel : des oueds.

OBS

oueds (pl.) : Cette graphie, puisée des Rectifications de l'orthographe recommandées par le Conseil supérieur de la langue française, est attestée dans le Petit Robert (2004).

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Hidrología e hidrografía
  • Desertificación
DEF

Corriente que fluye sólo en respuesta directa a la precipitación o al flujo de una fuente intermitente.

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