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chpt 1.4 vocab

wetland Lands where water saturation is the dominant factor determining the nature of the soil development and the plant and animal communities
bog freshwater wetland of soft, spongy ground mainly of decayed plant matter called peat.
swamp low ground filled with water,that is occasionally flooded and woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
marsh an area of land where water covers ground for long periods of time
emergent wetlands are characterized by erect, rooted, herbaceous hydrophytes, excluding mosses and lichens
heterotrophs an organism that cannot manufacture its own food by carbon fixation
drought dryness, decrease of rain and causes decrease of plant growth when a certain period of time when the amount of precipitation is lower
drought watch when the government agencies, public water suppliers, water users, and the public are alerted with a possibility of drought
drought warning measures that are taken to avoid shortages, relieves stressed sources of water, and find new sources of water
drought emergency agencies, suppliers, and users, including the general public, are required to take measures to reduce water use by at least 15%
Created by: 22johns.lil