There are a great variety of defintions that apply to the term wetland. We have supplied two from respected Australian sources. However we have also synthesised our research into the definitions and offer ours as well. It is simplistic but we believe that it is a correct and functional definition, particularly for our wetland at school.
What is a wetland:
1. A permanent or temporary area of fresh, brackish or salinewater that is typically:
• Slow-moving or stationary, and
• Reasonably well vegetated.
2. Wetlands include swamps, marshes, billabongs, lakes, saltmarshes, mudflats, mangroves, coral reefs, fens, peatlands, or bodies of water — whether natural or artificial, permanent or temporary. Water within these areas can be static or flowing, fresh, brackish or saline.
3. artificial bodies of water.
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