Types of Wetlands

A wide variety of wetlands have formed across the country due to regional and local differences in climate, geology, topography, hydrology, soils, vegetation, water chemistry, and other factors.

Although there are many different wetland types, they can be divided into two broad categories:
Everglades National Park at sunset.
Non-Tidal Wetlands

Non-tidal wetlands account for most of the wetlands of the United States.

Mangroves at Everglades National Park
Tidal Wetlands

Tidal Wetlands are found along our nation's coasts within reach of the oceans' tides.

Last updated: April 27, 2016


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