Asked in Wetlands
What are wetland and how are they important in the role of ecology?
Wetlands are an area of muddy land and water for example a swap. Wetlands help prevent flooding and provide a habitat for animals ...
Asked in Erosion and Weathering, Wetlands
How do wetlands help contol flooding and reduce erosion?
Wetlands help to reduce flooding by absorbing much of the water so that it does not stand and flood. The wetlands also slow the speed of the water so not as much erosion takes place. ...
Asked in Environmental Issues, Wetlands
List three reasons why wetlands are important to ecosystems?
-Prevent flooding. -Release vegetative matter; help feed fish. -Many animal uses wetland for migration or reproduction, -Erosion control. ...
Asked in History of Science, Ecosystems, Wetlands
How are wetlands important to the environment?
They provide a habitat for many wetland animals as well as food and water for species that pass through. Marine wetlands provide organisms important to the food chain of the sea. They also benefit human populations because they slow erosion, help recharge groundwater, and help prevent flooding. ...
Asked in Geology, Rain and Flooding, Ecosystems, Wetlands
How do wetlands help control flooding?
Wetlands play a vital role in controlling floods. Wetlands help to lessen the impacts of flooding by absorbing water and reducing the speed at which flood waters flow. Upstream wetlands can serve to store flood waters temporarily and release them slowly downstream. Along rivers, wetlands usually form natural pathways for flood waters from upstream to downstream points. If those pathways are altered or removed, flood waters can go elsewhere, potentially damaging property and threatening public safety. Without wetlands as a natural flood control...
Asked in Rain and Flooding
What are the ways of preventing flooding?
As flooding is caused by weather events that cannot be controlled, it is difficult to completely prevent flooding. However, using levees and dams to control water levels can help to prevent flooding. If a flood is imminent, home owners may be able to protect their property from flooding by using sandbags. ...