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swamp

an area of wooded wet ground, often flooded, in which peat development does not normally occur.
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Swampiness and salinisation of farmlands can be generated by the rise in capillary water in soils, which weakens foundations in residential areas [1, 2].
Also, in order to make up for the lack of sinister swampiness, the new setting of Los Angeles was painted as a florescent strip-lit Sodom populated with people who grunt, stare into the middle distance to Leonard Cohen records and drink heavily.
The first functional zone (zone 1) is the inlet zone of Baiyangdian Lake, which is the water source of the lake; zone 2 is a static water reserve zone with severe swampiness due to well protection from human interferences; zone 3 is the outlet zone of the lake, where water runs out of the lake, and it is far away from pollution sources; zone 4 is the aquaculture zone, where local residents farm a large number of ducks, fishes, shrimps, and crabs; and zone 5 is the polluted region, which is greatly influenced by domestic and industrial sewage discharge (Shen and Liu 2008).