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3.4 & 3.5 Science

TermDefinition
wetland land consisting of marshes or swamps; saturated land.
bog wet muddy ground too soft to support a heavy body
swamp n area of low-lying, uncultivated ground where water collects; a bog or marsh.
marsh an area of low-lying land that is flooded in wet seasons or at high tide, and typically remains waterlogged at all times.
emergent wetlands characterized by erect, rooted, herbaceous hydrophytes, excluding mosses and lichens.
heterotrophs an organism deriving its nutritional requirements from complex organic substances.
drought a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall; a shortage of water resulting from this.
drought watch – intended to alert government agencies, public water suppliers, water users and the public regarding the onset of conditions indicating the potential for future drought-related problems
drought warning complements coordinated response to imminent drought conditions and potential water supply shortages
drought emergency a concentrated management phase designed to marshal all available resources to respond to actual emergency conditions
Created by: 22dalton.fay