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Wetlands

An area in which water is permanently trapped in the soil. Examples of wetlands include swamps and bogs. Wetlands improve the quality of water in the area, provide fish (thereby creating jobs), and present other economic benefits.

wetlands

(1) Land normally saturated with water, such as swamps or marshes.Wetlands are now recognized as an important component of wildlife preservation, water purification, and protection against hurricanes. The federal government currently has no centralized wetlands protection program; the primary vehicle for preservation is the Clean Water Act as administered by the Environmental Protection Agency.Many states do have comprehensive wetlands management programs, however, and care should be taken to review all relevant laws before purchasing property that might be construed as wetlands. (2) An alternative wastewater management system is called constructed wetlands;it makes use of natural cleaning systems found in wetlands.The following diagrammed system, called the subsurface flow system, can handle discharges up to 10,000 gallons a day—enough for a small community
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The landowner has also agreed to place legally-binding restrictions on approximately 19 acres of property in order to conserve the wetland restoration.
President, I rise today to recognize entrepreneur and philanthropist Wenliang Wang for his commitment and dedication to restoring one of the world's most impressive wetlands, the Dandong Yalu River Estuary Wetland in China.
Wetlands constitute lakes, marshes, peatlands, wet grasslands, streams and rivers.
Underscoring significance of the wetlands, the federal minister said, "The wetlands not only purify and replenish our water and provide the fish that feed hundreds of millions of people".
State budget crunches that have delayed some long-planned improvements to the wetland system that would help identify and track scofflaws.
Requiring compensation for the unavoidable wetland impacts resulting from development activities has been a part of the program since the mid-1980s, and prior to the Wetland Bureau joining DES in 1987, and now serves as a critical program for addressing wetland loss.
Each of these rivers and their associated tributaries contribute a significant amount of acreage to the Texas riparian wetland component.
maintaining wetland services and ecosystem health despite increasing human pressures (demography and urbanisation, tourism, land use changes, major infrastructures), with a focus on coastal areas;
The average number of plant species identified at each wetland was 10.
According to a draft prepared by the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments, the state plans to buy 60 wetlands credits this year for development of a new prison and mental hospital south of Junction City.
Srinagar, Feb 13 (ANI): The Wildlife Department in Kashmir has taken all the measures to save the wetlands as deposition of silt and, human encroachment have led to drop in water levels and increase in pollution level.
Draining land for farming, engineering rivers and taking water for homes and industry have all taken their toll on wetland habitats.