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Definition of wetlands

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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

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