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Wetlands

Last updated: February 1, 2017

What Does Wetlands Mean?

Wetlands are lands where a major factor in the environment is the amount of water saturation. This means that soil development in the area is largely affected by water and therefore the kinds of animal and plant life which grow in the soil or on he surface of the earth. Wetlands are found on every continent except Antarctica and vary greatly depending on their location and environmental factors in the area.

Safeopedia Explains Wetlands

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides standards and regulations for the management and conservation of wetlands. This is under the Clean Water Act (CWA) where the term wetlands refers to areas where local life is supported by or dependant on the water saturation in the area. Examples of wetlands include swamps, marshes bogs, etc..

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