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More than 220 million acres of wetlands are thought to have existed in the lower 48 states in the 1600s. Since
then extensive losses have occurred, and more than half of our original wetlands have been drained and
converted to other uses. The mid-1950s to the mid-1970s were a time of major national wetland loss. Since then the rate of loss has slowed.

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Date Of Record Release 2009-05-10 19:37:27
Description More than 220 million acres of wetlands are thought to have existed in the lower 48 states in the 1600s. Since
then extensive losses have occurred, and more than half of our original wetlands have been drained and
converted to other uses. The mid-1950s to the mid-1970s were a time of major national wetland loss. Since then the rate of loss has slowed.
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Source United States Environmental Protection Agency
Keyword Wetlands, EPA
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Date Of Record Creation 2009-05-10 19:34:45
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Date Last Modified 2009-05-10 19:37:27
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-05-09 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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