Created 1-Dec-11
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~There are two types of swamps, forested and shrub swamps.
~In the US swamps cover approximately 100,000 square miles.
~The only continent that does not have wetlands is Antarctica.
~An acre of wetland can store 1–1.5 million gallons of floodwater.
~Swamps develop in moist climates.
~ Wetlands can help to reduce the risk and severity of flooding by storing excess water and slowing the flow.
~Although wetlands only comprise approximately 5 percent of the land surface in the United Sates, they are home to 31 percent of our plant species.
~Swamps contain a natural filtration system that cleans the water even better than our man made factories.
~Swamps are wetlands dominated by woody plants.
~Louisiana contains approximately 40 percent of the coastal wetlands found in the lower 48 states, and about 80 percent of the wetlands lost.
~Wetlands can be as biologically diverse as the Amazon Rainforest.
~The largest state in the United States, Alaska, is 45% wetlands, a total of 174.6 million acres. 63% of the entire nation's wetland ecosystems are in Alaska.
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