Key Functions of Wetlands:
- Water storage: Wetlands function like natural tubs or sponges, storing water and slowly releasing it.
- Water filtration: After being slowed by a wetland, water moves around plants, allowing the suspended sediment to drop out and settle to the wetland floor.
- Biological productivity: Wetlands are some of the most biologically productive natural ecosystems in the world, comparable to tropical rain forests and coral reefs in their productivity and the diversity of species they support.
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