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Wetlands

Wetlands Factsheet Series

Although wetlands are often wet, a wetland might not be wet year-round. In fact, some of the most important wetlands are only seasonally wet. Wetlands are the link between the land and the water. They are transition zones where the flow of water, the cycling of nutrients and the energy of the sun meet to produce a unique ecosystem characterized by hydrology, soils and vegetation—making these areas very important features of a watershed.

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Introduction to Wetlands


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Regulatory Information under the Clean Water Act Section 404


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Other Federal, and State, and Local Programs


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Planning and Partnerships

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