ETIWANDA WETLANDS - A FILTRATION SYSTEM FOR SAVING WATER

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ETIWANDA WETLANDS:

ETIWANDA WETLANDS By Thomas Year 6 MWPS

What the wetland does…:

What the wetland does… The wetlands are very helpful to the environment because: it creates a habitat for the animals such as birds, snakes, lizards and insects it filters storm water It provides an area for native plants.

Why wetlands are needed…:

Why wetlands are needed… Wetlands are needed for native wildlife and keeping rain water stored. They can reuse, filter the water so it goes back into the river then we can use it to process for our drinking water. We need wetlands because Mildura is a growing city and needs to filter its stormwater.

Parts of the wetland…:

Parts of the wetland… Inlet Zone The inlet zone has the Gross P ollutant Trap where the drains come in (Etiwanda and San Mateo drains) Macrophyte Zone The Macrophyte Zone contains the floating islands and the plants on the floating islands collect the contaminates with their roots.

Parts of the wetland:

Parts of the wetland Open Water Z one It’s a shallow area that has fine particles settle and sink to the bottom so the sunlight kills the bacteria.

What people can do at the wetland…:

What people can do at the wetland… People that go to the Etiwanda Wetlands, can run, walk or ride their bikes or scooters on the trail that goes all around the wetland. You can also watch birds in the bird hide.

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