Environmental Enlightenment #169
By Ami Adini - Reissued March 4, 2015
is a SHORT, LIGHT and SIMPLE newsletter. Its purpose is to rekindle in
the initiated terminology they have once learned, and enlighten the uninitiated on terms they may have heard but never knew the meaning of.
defines wetlands as 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
Wetland systems can be identified through the presence of hydrophytic vegetation, hydric soils, and wetland hydrology.
vegetation are plants which must be in water, either completely or
partially submerged, for part of their life cycle.
soils are defined as those soils which are saturated, flooded, or
ponded long enough during the growing season to develop anaerobic
conditions that favor the growth and regeneration of hydrophytic
hydrology describes the events that contribute to anaerobic conditions
which can include overbank flooding, upwelling of groundwater, or
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