Wetland

Land with the water table near or above the surface, resulting in saturation; includes bogs, fens, marshes, swamps; see National Wetlands Working Group, Canada Committee on Ecological Land Classification, Wetlands of Canada (Ottawa: Environment Canada, 1988); “lands within the coastal zone which may be covered periodically or permanently with shallow water and includes saltwater marshes, freshwater marshes, open or closed brackish water marshes, swamps, mudflats, and fens”: California Coastal Act, Public Resources Code, Division 20, s 30121.

Reference

National Wetlands Working Group, Canada Committee on Ecological Land Classification, Wetlands of Canada (Ottawa: Environment Canada, 1988)

California Coastal Act, Public Resources Code, Division 20, s 30121