Wadi Channel in the Moab Mountains, Ghor Al-Haditha
by Rob Watson, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
A surface stream channel, or wadi, connecting the Moab Mountains to the east to the Dead Sea in the west at Ghor Al-Haditha, Jordan. During flash flood events, the channel is inundated with floodwater carrying poorly sorted alluvial sediment, which it deposits in fans on the Dead Sea shore. These flash flood events can be extremely hazardous: in October 2018, a large storm event caused a flood which took away a bus full of school-children at Wadi Mujib, a few kilometers north of where this photo was taken along the Jordanian Dead Sea Highway. More than 20 children were killed during this flood event.
Taken on 26
Submitted on 07 August 2019
Credit: Rob Watson (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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