Photo by Melody
It's time to vote on our 2017 photo contest! Vote for your favorite photos of the year here!

Definition of wetlands

Categorized under "General"

Definition as written by paulgrow:

Land or areas - such as tidal flats or swamps - containing much soil moisture

The term is usually used in plural form.

Definition as written by AnalogDog:

This is the only definition which is applicable in the USA for defining or delineating wetlands:

Wetlands means those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas.

40 CFR 232.2


Add a definition to this term

Return to the Gardenology homepage

Return to Dave's Garden


Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Tour | Contact Us ]

Back to the top


 

Hope for America