Understanding the Role of Natural Wetlands in Flood Mitigation and Water Storage


James Finna*

Natural wetlands play a vital role in flood mitigation and water storage within various ecosystems. As climate change intensifies, the frequency and intensity of floods have increased, necessitating the exploration of effective strategies for flood management. This article delves into the multifaceted role of natural wetlands in mitigating floods and storing water. It highlights the ecological, hydrological, and socio-economic benefits of wetlands, emphasizing their significance in maintaining a balanced ecosystem and enhancing resilience to extreme weather events. Furthermore, the article discusses the challenges posed by wetland degradation and loss, along with potential restoration measures. The understanding of wetlands' functions in flood control and water storage is crucial for the sustainable management of water resources and the reduction of floodrelated risks.

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