California Water Board Adopts Statewide Wetland Definition and Procedures

From mavensnotebook.com The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) today adopted rules to protect wetlands and other environmentally sensitive waterways throughout the state. More than 90 percent of California’s historic wetlands have been lost to development and other human activity. Wetlands are a critical natural resource that protect and improve water quality, provide habitat for fish and wildlife, and buffer developed areas from flooding and sea-level rise. (more)