From USACE РEver wondered about the significance of wetlands, those diverse, water-saturated areas often found near bodies of water? They are indispensable in maintaining ecological balance and supporting various aspects of our daily lives.

  1. Natural Flood Management:
    Wetlands absorb and slowly release excess water, reducing downstream flood risks.
  2. Biodiversity Hotspot:
    Wetlands are critical habitats for diverse flora and fauna, including birds, fish, and amphibians.
  3. Water Purification:
    Wetlands serve as natural filters, capturing contaminants and sediment, and releasing cleaner water.
  4. Groundwater Recharge:
    Wetlands recharge groundwater in certain areas, sustaining sources downstream for future use.
  5. Carbon Sequestration:
    Wetlands capture and store atmospheric carbon, aiding climate change mitigation. (more)