Definition of wetland
: land or areas (such as marshes or swamps) that are covered often intermittently with shallow water or have soil saturated with moisture —usually used in plural
Examples of wetland in a Sentence
the conservation board has not always been rigorous in protecting the wetlands from development
Recent Examples of wetland from the Web
Obama's Clean Water Rule — also known as the Waters of the U.S., or WOTUS — sought to clarify which wetlands and small, isolate waterways get protected under the landmark 1972 environmental law, the Clean Water Act.
Although the idea of wetlands as places of beauty and social value is not widely understood, efforts to support bird migration and breeding appear even more esoteric.
After several delays, the park—which includes a welcome center, ranger station, and wetlands—opened in April, the culmination of a $20 million renovation.
The round begins with a drive to a rumpled fairway that curves around a wetland.
The former Treasury secretary, Hank Paulson, championed China’s disappearing wetlands, a haven for...
Luther Goldman bird walk The Prince George’s Audubon Society leads this walk through open water, wetlands, wood edge, riparian forest, paved trails and other outdoor habitats.
A judge in Sacramento last summer sided with the feds, who are pressing for a $2.8 million fine and an order requiring Duarte to restore the wetlands on his property and elsewhere.
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (AP) — Marty Mozzo gets a gorgeous show each night when the sun sets over wetlands near his property on the bay side of a barrier island.
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Definition of wetland for English Language Learners
: an area of land (such as a marsh or swamp) that is covered with shallow water
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