By: Jon A. Kusler, William J. Mitsch and Joseph S. Larson
- Wetlands limit the damaging effects of waves, convey and store floodwaters, trap sediments and reduce population
- The extensive losses can generally be attribute to the same feature that makes wetlands so valuable
- Rising and falling water levels not only influence the internal character of a wetlands.
- Coastal wetlands are also resilient since the levels depend on the tides.
- Wetlands sensitivity to the effects of water level changes.
- Increased amounts of sediment, nutrients and pesticides from watersheds undergoing development can drastically alter the biological makeup of a wetland.
- Watershed development and diversions that decrease the freshwater flow of rivers similarly threaten the quantity of freshwater and increasing salinity.
Humans build up houses, pump groundwater, road construction, processes and waste and etc. causing the wetland to destroy. Its important to protect the wetlands because it prevents damages effect of waves and stores floodwaters. Wetlands are also usefull for other animal speices who lives in wetlands. Some are endangered because we are destroying them. Wetlands are very sensitive to the effect of the water level changes. Watershed decrease the freshwater flow of river and increasing salinity.
According to the article, the wetlands are also caused by humans activities. We build up houses and pump groundwater. People should know the results before they do something because sometimes, they wont be able to know what theyre doing wrong. While its still early, we should find out the effects first before its too late for us to fix every issues.