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Coastal wetlands are nature's flood defences. Credit - Swansea University
July 9, 2021

Coastal wetlands—such as salt marshes—provide even more flood protection than previously thought, reducing the risk to lives and homes in estuaries, a new study has revealed. The researchers' simulations showed that wetlands that grow in estuaries, such as salt marshes, can reduce water levels by up to 2 meters and provide protection far inland up estuary channels.

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