|natural = mud|
|Area covered with mud. Better tag as wetland instead (see wiki).|
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|Status: In use|
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Indicates an area covered with mud, that is wet, water saturated fine grained soil without significant plant growth.
This tag should not be used for areas with intermittent water cover which are water covered or completely dry most of the time. Only use where wet mud is the most common state of the surface.
Since areas of mud are a type of wetland it is usually preferable to tag them natural=wetland with a supplemental tag (like wetland=mud, wetland=tidalflat or surface=mud - depending on the situation).
- natural=wetland + wetland=tidalflat - for tidal mud flats
- natural=wetland + wetland=mud - for other wetlands with mud at the surface, wetland=mud is not widely used though.
- surface=mud - supplemental tag for indicating a mud covered surface
- on Wikipedia