All wetlands identified as wetlands under Minnesota Stat. 103G.005, Subd 19. The term does not include "public waters wetlands" as defined under Minnesota Statutes 103G.005, subdivision 15a.
Low-lying areas inundated or saturated by water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support wetland vegetation (e.g. wetlands include such areas as swamps, marshes and wet meadows). Wetlands remove pollutants through a series of chemical, physical and biological mechanisms.