|natural = riverbed|
|Area of riverbed.|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
This tag was in use before it was documented so actual mapping may not adhere to the description here.
The Taginfo count for this tag is meaningless as most of it come from one or more imports in Italy which are mapped in discordant ways such as https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/16733635
A new proposal was prepared to overcome this ambiguities and improve some other details: Proposed features/waterway=riverbed
How to map
There are two discordant and incompatible ways to map this tag/value combination.
Some mappers draw riverbed as an area covering the complete area of the riverbed and river, however the most uses of this tag that apparently comes from an import tags only areas that are not under water (https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/16733635).
There is currently no special rendering for riverbeds. Some natural=* values are rendered for areas: sand, bare_rock, mud, shingle, scrub).
- Areas of natural=water and waterway=riverbank with intermittent=yes are rendered with blue stripes or dots to show that it is occasionally flooded.
- New proposal Proposed features/waterway=riverbed