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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Wetland Conversion by Ukpono Etuk

From 1982 to 1992, approximately 1.6 million acres of wetlands on nonfederal lands in the United States were converted for other uses. Fifty-seven percent of the wetlands were converted into land for development. Twenty percent of the wetlands were converted into land for agriculture. How many acres of land were converted into land for development? How many acres of land were converted into land for agriculture?