Wetlands are sensitive ecosystems that fluctuates water level. Wetlands also serve as a sink for carbon dioxide and can absorb excess floodwater which prevents cities and towns from flooding. Despite their utilities, wetlands are rapidly disappearing. They exist next to fresh water streams, rivers and lakes. They also form in surface depressions and can occur in cold climates where freezing causes water to retain itself and there is also low evaporation. When water levels fluctuate, they can adjust so that they receive little permanent damage
Development can destroy wetlands, so there has been a battle between development and conservation. It has been trying to find out solutions to maximize conservation of the wetlands while maximizing the certainty for developers. Proposals have also arose, like congressional bill HR 1330 and requires that hydric vegetation be present in every wetland and that wetlands have to be classified.
I think that conservation of our wetlands should be our priority of development because many species live there, including endangered ones. They also limit the damaging effects of waves, floodwater, traps sediment, and reduces pollution.
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