Gulch

In xeric lands, a gulch is a deep V-shaped valley formed by erosion. It may contain a small stream or dry creek bed and is usually larger in size than a gully. Sudden intense rainfall upstream may produce flash floods in the bed of the gulch.

In eastern Canada, gulch refers to:[1]

See also

  • Arroyo (creek)  A dry creek or stream bed with flow after rain
  • Coulee  Type of valley or drainage zone
  • Wadi  River valley, especially a dry (ephemeral) riverbed that contains water only during times of heavy rain
  • Draw (terrain)  Terrain feature formed by two parallel ridges or spurs with low ground in between

References

  1. "Gulch". Interesting and curious generic terms used in Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
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