Coastal wetlands are nature’s flood defenses

Source: Science Daily

Coastal wetlands — such as salt marshes — provide even more flood protection than previously thought, reducing risks to lives and homes in estuaries, a new study reveals. Research showed that wetlands that grow in estuaries can reduce water levels by up to 2 meters and provide protection far inland.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/07/210708112548.htm