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Wetlands Help Recharge Groundwater
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Wetlands Help Recharge Groundwater
Wetlands also play a key role in recharging groundwater. Even wetlands without an obvious surface water connection store and slowly release water into groundwater, aquifers and surface waters. The storage capacity of wetlands can be enormous. For example, South Carolina’s pocosins and hardwood swamps are estimated to store 4.58 billion gallons of water, or enough to fill 7,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. The cost to construct stormwater treatment facilities to detain this volume of water is estimated at more than $200 million. Photo by Eric Vance, U.S. EPA
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