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1987 Manual Definition of wetlands used by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for regulatory purposes(Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, Jan. 1987, p.13):

"Those areas that are inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas."

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