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Wetlands

Wetlands are areas that are periodically or permanently inundated by surface or ground water and support vegetation adapted for life in saturated soil.

     
Wetlands serve important functions relating to fish and wildlife.

The Corps utilizes the 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual and the Regional Supplements to identify wetlands and define the physical boundary of our jurisdiction.This manual outlines the three essential parameters used to define a wetland: