| natural = wetland
|The wetland tag is used for natural areas subject to inundation or with waterlogged ground|
|Used on these elements|
|Tools for this tag|
A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally. Primarily, the factor that distinguishes wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the characteristic vegetation that is adapted to its unique soil conditions.
The water found in wetlands can be saltwater, freshwater, or brackish. Main wetland types include swamps, marshes, bogs and fens. Sub-types include mangrove, carr, pocosin, and varzea.
See wetland on Wikipedia
Wetlands are also typically found at the fringes of rivers, lakes or along the coastline.
How to map
|Add natural=wetland to an area.|
Use wetland=* to describe the type of wetland.
Other useful generic tags :
- tidal=yes/no Indicates if the wetland is subject to temporary inundation based on the tide.
- managed=* indicates if the wetland is managed in any form.
- seasonal=* indicates if the wetland is seasonal.
- ramsar=yes indicates if it is a Ramsar site.
Related terms: <wetland>