Wadis of the Hajar Mountains, Oman
Wadis form a unique environmental system characterised by variety, diversity, and a wealth of natural attractions. Within this fertile environment, people have lived in the wadis of Oman for thousands of years. There are no major rivers or lakes in the ecoregion. Small wadis and springs are the main water bodies, with aflaj also being a water source containing fishes. Most water bodies are very small, subject to drying, intermittent connections, and flash floods. Aflaj are an important habitat (although artificial structures) since they support a fish fauna in areas where the water table may fall and dry up natural flows and, as a traditional water supply, are variously maintained or abandoned for pump wells.
Freshwater Ecoregion of the World : #443 Oman Mountains
Major Habitat Type: xeric freshwaters and endorheic (closed) basins
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