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A dry gulch in the desert near Tamchy, Kyrgyzstan. The creek that may have run along the bottom of the gulch in the past has been diverted to a parallel aryk.

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]

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