Definition: Open wet land

Environment

Non-wooded sites either partially, temporarily or permanently water-logged, the water of which may be fresh, brackish or saline, on blanket or raised peatlands.  The water may be either stagnant or running, and is usually shallow, especially if it is saline.
(see also: Mires, Wet tundra and Other wet open land)
Source:
Joint OECD/Eurostat Questionnaire 2002 on the State of the Environment, section on Land
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