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marsh

an area of wet or periodically wet land where the soils are not peaty.
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The marshlands are covered by up to two feet of salt left by evaporating water.
The marshlands were once home to plants like marsh orchids and kingcups and birds such as the snipe and redshank but these last two species are almost extinct in the county due to the loss of habitats.
He said: "I would never walk the marshlands. It is a death-trap.
The item relates to the construction of marshlands port.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources has carried out several projects to revive marshlands within allocations for Basra's construction unit, a ministry statement said on Monday.
KRISTOPHER Day has swapped the streets of Birmingham for the marshlands of Iraq where he is currently serving with the British Army.
Azzam Alwash was born and raised on the edge of the Mesopotamian Marshlands, a lush ecosystem that once covered nearly 8,000 square miles.
Despite the fall of Saddam,almost 250,000 Marsh Arabs remain in refugee camps, unable to return home because of the dictator's draining of the marshlands on which their historic way of life depends.
During the 1980s and 1990s the Marsh Dwellers of Iraq were subjected to a sustained attack by Saddam Hussein's government, which resulted in the draining of the marshes, the systematic depopulation of the Marshlands and the obliteration of a way of life which had altered little since Sumerian times.
IRAQ -- After the end of the Gulf War, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein called for a massive construction project to destroy the culture of the rebellious Marsh Arab society by draining the marshlands of southern Iraq.
Venezuelan marshlands breed an alternative industry.
Now, in Maryland's marshlands, the nutria are eating native muskrats out of house and home.