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Leq why is it important to have and conserve the wetlands in a watershed

LEQ:Why is it important to have and conserve the wetlands in a watershed?

Key Terms: Wetlands Conserve


Wetlands

Wetlands

  • An area of land that is covered with a shallow layer of water during some or all of the year.

  • Form in places where water is trapped in low areas or where groundwater seeps onto the surface of the land.

  • Range in size.

    • Can be very small or very large.

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Common characteristics of wetlands

Common Characteristics of Wetlands

  • Are a link between the land and the water bodies (lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams) in a watershed.

  • Are located in the middle or intermediate lands.

  • Are part of the watershed.

  • Soils support a certain type of vegetation.

  • Are a fragile environment.


Importance of wetlands courtesy of period 2 amber danny tamekia kylie

Importance of Wetlands(courtesy of Period 2: Amber, Danny, Tamekia, Kylie)

  • Play an essential part in the regulation of river flow and flood control

  • They filter pollutants and fertilizers.

  • They are spawning zones for some species of fish.

  • They provide a habitat for plants, insects, and birds.


Importance of wetlands courtesy of period 3 eddie julian rodney roy

Importance of Wetlands(courtesy of Period 3: Eddie, Julian, Rodney, Roy)

  • Wetlands control floods

  • Provide habitats for animals

  • Filter pollutants and fertilizers

  • Store water

    • Ground water recharge and discharge


Importance of wetlands courtesy of period 8 anthony james s

Importance of Wetlands(courtesy of Period 8: Anthony, James S.)

  • Play an essential part in the regulation of river flow.

  • Wetlands filter out pollutants and fertilizers.

  • Provides vital habitats for various plants and animals.

  • They help control floods by absorbing excess runoff.


Threats to wetlands courtesy of period 2 haley shazmine yvonne jhavon

Threats to Wetlands(courtesy of Period 2: Haley, Shazmine, Yvonne, Jhavon )

  • Human activities

    • Mining and dumping

  • Hydrologic alterations

    • Draining

  • Pollutants

    • Both point and nonpoint

  • Diverting Flow


Threats to wetlands courtesy of period 3 asia heidy jalisa robert laverl

Threats to Wetlands(courtesy of Period 3: Asia, Heidy, Jalisa, Robert, LaVerl)

  • Draining wetlands for agriculture uses.

  • Human activities are causing wetland pollution.

  • Heavy pollution such as nutrients

  • Vegetation damage caused by grazing.


Threats to wetlands courtesy of period 6 sidney

Threats to Wetlands(courtesy of Period 6: Sidney)

  • Excess runoff from urban, agricultural, and mining areas.

  • Air pollution from cars, factories, and power plants.

  • Old landfills and dumps that leak toxic substances.

  • Marinas where boats increase turbidity and release pollutants.


Threats to wetlands courtesy of period 8 morgan cache

Threats to Wetlands(courtesy of Period 8: Morgan, Cache)

  • Excess runoff from urban, agricultural, and mining areas.

  • Air pollution from cars, factories, and power plants.

  • Old landfills and dumps that leak toxic substances.

  • Marinas where boats increase turbidity and release pollutants.


Types of wetlands and their characteristics courtesy of period 2 sashey blake shacola bianca

Types of Wetlands and Their Characteristics(courtesy of Period 2: Sashey, Blake, Shacola, Bianca)

  • Mangrove Swamps

  • Marshes

  • Flood Plains

  • Bogs


Leq why is it important to have and conserve the wetlands in a watershed

Types of Wetlands and Their Characteristics(courtesy of Period 3: Kevin, Jorge, Javana, Zakiya, Shane, Rahn)

  • Marshes

    • Grassy, cattails, rushes, tulle, and other tall grass like plants

  • Swamps

    • Flooded forests, trees, and shrubs growing in water.

  • Bogs

    • Contain acid and mass

  • Riparian

    • Wetland areas around lakes, rivers, and streams.


Types of wetlands and their characteristics courtesy of period 8 jelani hez gary

Types of Wetlands and Their Characteristics(courtesy of Period 8: Jelani, Hez, Gary)

  • Marshes

    • Contain plants without strong woody stems.

    • Maybe fresh or saltwater

  • Swamps

    • Contain woody plants (i.e. trees and shrubs)

    • Wide variety of plants and animals.

  • Bogs

    • Freshwater wetlands found in cold regions.

  • Water meadows


Conserve

Conserve

  • Because of their importance to our watersheds:

    We need to try our best to preserve, conserve and protect our wetlands


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