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- Those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands gener ally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and other similar areas [40CFR Sec 230.3(f)].
- Wet lands are usually identified and delineated during a formal onsite evaluation of vegetation, soils, and hydrology by a qualified delineator.
- There are a number of federal and often state regulations pertaining to wetlands which must be considered regarding remediation activities in wetlands.