IN PICTURES: After rains, Wadi al-Rummah in Saudi’s Qassim comes back to life
The floods caused by heavy rains in the eastern al-Qassim region, and in the various regions of Saudi Arabia, has restored the Wadi (valley) of al- Rummah years after it mostly dried and partly blocked by encroaching sand dunes.
Wadi Al-Rummah is one of the Arabian Peninsula's longest river valleys, at a length of almost 600 km stretching from the al-Abyad Mountain near Medina and ending near ad-Dahna Desert in the al-Qassim region near Burayda.
The valley is known as one of the most important natural phenomena in Saudi Arabia in addition to the breadth of its width and the length, making it one of the longest valleys of the Arabian Peninsula,
Khalid Al-Za’aq, an astronomy researcher and member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Science (AUASS) told SaudiPress Agency that he valley is one of the longest in the world. It is also one of the most unique, as it intersects with the dry desert without constant nourishment and usually dried up due to scarce rain.
According to Za'aq also said the valley is one of the most important geomorphological phenomena in the plateau of Najd, and the largest and longest valleys of the Arabian Peninsula.