Tag:natural=riverbed

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Public-images-osm logo.svg natural = riverbed
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Description
Area of riverbed. Edit or translate this description.
Group: Rivers
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasmay be used on relations
Useful combination

landcover=*, surface=*

Wikidata
Status: draft

This tag is in use to describe the area of the Riverbed. As most rivers have fluctuating water levels this area would be typically larger than the area defined by waterway=riverbank and encompass areas regularly flooded and visibly formed by the river.

How to map

Most mappers draw riverbed as an area covering the complete area of the riverbed and river, while others prefer to tag only areas that are not under water.

The river (waterway=river) and river water area (waterway=riverbank) need to be mapped in addition to the riverbed.

Rendering

There is currently no special rendering for riverbeds. Some natural=* values are rendered for areas: sand, bare_rock, mud, shingle, scrub).

See also