Talk:Proposed features/Former riverbed

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River Gauja has one case of old riverbed which is more like wetland. Then I would call it wetland = former_riverbed or old_riverbed

There are no "former riverbeds" in the world.

Riverbeds are always the lowest cuts in an area, and they stay lowest even if it dried out.

The correct word for a currently dry river is "wadi".

The danger that it fills rapidly with water if it rains, stays.

--Lulu-Ann 14:57, 16 November 2009 (UTC)

  • This proposal not for dry river. See article Oxbow_lake in Wikipedia. Lzhl 17:51, 16 November 2009 (UTC).

Better use natural=riverbed instead

  • I propose to use natural=riverbed instead of the key waterway. I also agree with the former comments: a riverbed is a riverbed not a "former" riverbed, even if there is no more water at the moment. --Dieterdreist 10:30, 29 January 2013 (UTC)