Wetlands (fresh and brackish)

"Wetlands are areas where the soil is saturated or flooded year-round or during the growing season. Wetlands support the growth of aquatic (water) and terrestrial (land) plants that are adapted to grow in soils with low oxygen. They include mangroves, marshes (salt, brackish, intermediate, and fresh), swamps, forested wetlands, bogs, wet prairies, prairie potholes, and vernal pools. Wetlands (fresh and brackish) are a water cycle pool." (U.S. Geological Survey, 2022)


U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). "Water Cycle Glossary Terms". USGS Water Science School. (2022). Link: https://www.usgs.gov/glossary/glossary-water-cycle-terms