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Body of water

Index Body of water

A body of water or waterbody (often spelled water body) is any significant accumulation of water, generally on a planet's surface. [1]

107 relations: Antarctica, Aquifer, Arm (geography), Arroyo (creek), Barachois, Bayou, Bight (geography), Billabong, Bog, Brackish water, Burn (landform), California, Canal, Caspian Sea, Channel (geography), Cirque, Coral reef, Cove, Creek (tidal), Dam, Dead Sea, Distributary, Drainage basin, Dutch colonization of the Americas, Estuary, Firth, Fjord, Flood control, Geyser, Glacier, Groundwater, Gulch, Harbor, Headlands and bays, Inlet, John Wiley & Sons, Kettle (landform), Kill (body of water), Lagoon, Lake, Lake Vostok, Landform, Lists of bodies of water, Loch, Lysefjord, Mangrove, Marsh, Mediterranean sea (oceanography), Mere (lake), Mill pond, ..., Moat, Navigability, Netherlands, New Jersey, New Netherland, New South Wales, New York (state), Niokolo-Koba National Park, Norway, Ocean, Oxbow lake, Phytotelma, Pond, Port, Puddle, Rain, Rapids, Reflecting pool, Reservoir, Rill, River, River delta, River source, Roadstead, Salinity, Salt marsh, Santa Cruz, California, Sea, Sea anemone, Seawater, Seep (hydrology), Ship, Shoal, Slough (hydrology), Snowmelt, Sound (geography), Spring (hydrology), Starfish, Strait, Stream, Stream bed, Subglacial lake, Swamp, Swimming pool, Sydney, Tarn (lake), Tide, Tide pool, Tributary, Vernal pool, Wadi, Water, Water pollution, Waterfall, Watermill, Waterway, Wetland. Expand index (57 more) »

Antarctica

Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent.

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Aquifer

An aquifer is an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials (gravel, sand, or silt).

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Arm (geography)

In geography, an arm is a narrow extension, inlet, or smaller reach, of water flowing out from a much larger body of water, such as an ocean, a sea, or a lake.

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Arroyo (creek)

An arroyo ("brook"), also called a wash, is a dry creek, stream bed or gulch that temporarily or seasonally fills and flows after sufficient rain.

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Barachois

A barachois is a term used in Atlantic Canada and Saint Pierre and Miquelon and Mauritius Island to describe a coastal lagoon partially or totally separated from the ocean by a sand or shingle bar.

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Bayou

In usage in the United States, a bayou (or, from Cajun French) is a body of water typically found in a flat, low-lying area, and can be either an extremely slow-moving stream or river (often with a poorly defined shoreline), or a marshy lake or wetland.

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Bight (geography)

In geography, a bight is a bend or curve in a coastline, river, or other geographical feature.

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Billabong

A billabong is an Australian term for an oxbow lake, an isolated pond left behind after a river changes course.

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Bog

A bog is a wetland that accumulates peat, a deposit of dead plant material—often mosses, and in a majority of cases, sphagnum moss.

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Brackish water

Brackish water is water that has more salinity than fresh water, but not as much as seawater.

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Burn (landform)

A burn is a watercourse (in size from a large stream to a small river).

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California

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Canal

Canals, or navigations, are human-made channels, or artificial waterways, for water conveyance, or to service water transport vehicles.

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Caspian Sea

The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea.

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Channel (geography)

In physical geography, a channel is a type of landform consisting of the outline of a path of relatively shallow and narrow body of fluid, most commonly the confine of a river, river delta or strait.

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Cirque

Two cirques with semi-permanent snowpatches near Abisko National Park, Sweden A cirque (French, from the Latin word circus) is an amphitheatre-like valley formed by glacial erosion.

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Coral reef

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals.

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Cove

A cove is a small type of bay or coastal inlet.

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Creek (tidal)

A tidal creek, tidal channel, or estuary is the portion of a stream that is affected by ebb and flow of ocean tides, in the case that the subject stream discharges to an ocean, sea or strait.

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Dam

A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of water or underground streams.

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Dead Sea

The Dead Sea (יָם הַמֶּלַח lit. Sea of Salt; البحر الميت The first article al- is unnecessary and usually not used.) is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west.

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Distributary

A distributary, or a distributary channel, is a stream that branches off and flows away from a main stream channel.

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Drainage basin

A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.

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Dutch colonization of the Americas

The Dutch colonization of the Americas began with the establishment of Dutch trading posts and plantations in the Americas, which preceded the much wider known colonisation activities of the Dutch in Asia.

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Estuary

An estuary is a partially enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea.

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Firth

Firth is a word in the Scots and English languages used to denote various coastal waters in Scotland and even a strait.

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Fjord

Geologically, a fjord or fiord is a long, narrow inlet with steep sides or cliffs, created by a glacier.

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Flood control

Flood control methods are used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of flood waters.

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Geyser

A geyser is a spring characterized by intermittent discharge of water ejected turbulently and accompanied by steam.

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Glacier

A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.

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Groundwater

Groundwater is the water present beneath Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations.

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Gulch

In xeric lands, a gulch is a deep V-shaped valley formed by erosion.

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Harbor

A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences; synonyms: wharves, haven) is a sheltered body of water where ships, boats, and barges can be docked.

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Headlands and bays

Headlands and bays are two related coastal features.

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Inlet

An inlet is an indentation of a shoreline, usually long and narrow, such as a small bay or arm, that often leads to an enclosed body of salt water, such as a sound, bay, lagoon, or marsh.

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John Wiley & Sons

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., also referred to as Wiley, is a global publishing company that specializes in academic publishing.

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Kettle (landform)

A kettle (kettle hole, pothole) is a shallow, sediment-filled body of water formed by retreating glaciers or draining floodwaters.

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Kill (body of water)

A kill is a body of water, most commonly a creek, but also a tidal inlet, river, strait, or arm of the sea.

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Lagoon

A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by barrier islands or reefs.

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Lake

A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land, apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake.

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Lake Vostok

Lake Vostok (Озеро Восток, Ozero Vostok, lit. "Lake East") is the largest of Antarctica's almost 400 known subglacial lakes.

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Landform

A landform is a natural feature of the solid surface of the Earth or other planetary body.

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Lists of bodies of water

Lists of bodies of water include.

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Loch

Loch is the Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Scots word for a lake or for a sea inlet.

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Lysefjord

Lysefjord or Lysefjorden is a fjord located in the Ryfylke area in southwestern Norway.

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Mangrove

A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water.

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Marsh

A marsh is a wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species.

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Mediterranean sea (oceanography)

A mediterranean sea is, in oceanography, a mostly enclosed sea that has limited exchange of water with outer oceans and with water circulation dominated by salinity and temperature differences rather than winds.

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Mere (lake)

Mere in English refers to a lake that is broad in relation to its depth, e.g. Martin Mere.

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Mill pond

A mill pond (or millpond) is a body of water used as a reservoir for a water-powered mill.

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Moat

A moat is a deep, broad ditch, either dry or filled with water, that is dug and surrounds a castle, fortification, building or town, historically to provide it with a preliminary line of defence.

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Navigability

A body of water, such as a river, canal or lake, is navigable if it is deep, wide and slow enough for a vessel to pass or walk.

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Netherlands

The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.

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New Netherland

New Netherland (Dutch: Nieuw Nederland; Latin: Nova Belgica or Novum Belgium) was a 17th-century colony of the Dutch Republic that was located on the east coast of North America.

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New South Wales

New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.

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New York (state)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States.

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Niokolo-Koba National Park

The Niokolo-Koba National Park (Parc National du Niokolo Koba, PNNK) is a World Heritage Site and natural protected area in south eastern Senegal near the Guinea-Bissau border.

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Norway

Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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Ocean

An ocean (the sea of classical antiquity) is a body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere.

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Oxbow lake

An oxbow lake is a U-shaped lake that forms when a wide meander from the main stem of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water.

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Phytotelma

Phytotelma (plural phytotelmata) is a small water-filled cavity in a terrestrial plant.

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Pond

A pond is a body of standing water, either natural or artificial, that is usually smaller than a lake.

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Port

A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.

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Puddle

A puddle is a small accumulation of liquid, usually water, on a surface.

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Rain

Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then becomes heavy enough to fall under gravity.

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Rapids

Rapids are sections of a river where the river bed has a relatively steep gradient, causing an increase in water velocity and turbulence.

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Reflecting pool

A reflecting pool or reflection pool is a water feature found in gardens, parks, and at memorial sites.

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Reservoir

A reservoir (from French réservoir – a "tank") is a storage space for fluids.

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Rill

Landscape shaped by erosion rill. Volgograd Oblast, Russia. In hillslope geomorphology, a rill is a shallow channel (no more than a few tens of centimetres deep) cut into soil by the erosive action of flowing water.

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River

A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river.

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River delta

A river delta is a landform that forms from deposition of sediment carried by a river as the flow leaves its mouth and enters slower-moving or stagnant water.

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River source

The source or headwaters of a river or stream is the furthest place in that river or stream from its estuary or confluence with another river, as measured along the course of the river.

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Roadstead

A roadstead (or roads - the earlier form) is a body of water sheltered from rip currents, spring tides or ocean swell where ships can lie reasonably safely at anchor without dragging or snatching.

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Salinity

Salinity is the saltiness or amount of salt dissolved in a body of water (see also soil salinity).

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Salt marsh

A salt marsh or saltmarsh, also known as a coastal salt marsh or a tidal marsh, is a coastal ecosystem in the upper coastal intertidal zone between land and open saltwater or brackish water that is regularly flooded by the tides.

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Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz (Holy Cross) is the county seat and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California.

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Sea

A sea is a large body of salt water that is surrounded in whole or in part by land.

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Sea anemone

Sea anemones are a group of marine, predatory animals of the order Actiniaria.

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Seawater

Seawater, or salt water, is water from a sea or ocean.

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Seep (hydrology)

A seep is a moist or wet place where water, usually groundwater, reaches the earth's surface from an underground aquifer.

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Ship

A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research and fishing.

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Shoal

In oceanography, geomorphology, and earth sciences, a shoal is a natural submerged ridge, bank, or bar that consists of, or is covered by, sand or other unconsolidated material, and rises from the bed of a body of water to near the surface.

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Slough (hydrology)

A slough is a wetland, usually a swamp or shallow lake, often a backwater to a larger body of water.

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Snowmelt

In hydrology, snowmelt is surface runoff produced from melting snow.

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Sound (geography)

In geography, a sound is a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, and wider than a fjord; or a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land (see also strait).

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Spring (hydrology)

A spring is any natural situation where water flows from an aquifer to the Earth's surface.

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Starfish

Starfish or sea stars are star-shaped echinoderms belonging to the class Asteroidea.

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Strait

A strait is a naturally formed, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water.

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Stream

A stream is a body of water with surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel.

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Stream bed

A stream bed is the channel bottom of a stream or river, the physical confine of the normal water flow.

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Subglacial lake

A subglacial lake is a lake under a glacier, typically an ice cap or ice sheet.

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Swamp

A swamp is a wetland that is forested.

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Swimming pool

A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or paddling pool is a structure designed to hold water to enable swimming or other leisure activities.

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Sydney

Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Tarn (lake)

A tarn (or corrie loch) is a mountain lake or pool, formed in a cirque excavated by a glacier.

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Tide

Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of Earth.

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Tide pool

Tide pools or rock pools are shallow pools of seawater that form on the rocky intertidal shore.

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Tributary

A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem (or parent) river or a lake.

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Vernal pool

Vernal pools, also called vernal ponds or ephemeral pools, are temporary pools of water that provide habitat for distinctive plants and animals.

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Wadi

Wadi (wādī; ואדי), alternatively wād (وَاد), is the Arabic and Hebrew term traditionally referring to a valley.

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Water

Water is a transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance that is the main constituent of Earth's streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms.

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Water pollution

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies, usually as a result of human activities.

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Waterfall

A waterfall is a place where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of steep drops in the course of a stream or river.

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Watermill

A watermill or water mill is a mill that uses hydropower.

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Waterway

A waterway is any navigable body of water.

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Wetland

A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_of_water

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