Brackish Marsh

Brackish Marsh refers to a type of coastal wetland characterized by salinity levels ranging from 3-15 parts per thousand (ppt), and are irregulary tidally flooded.   Brackish Marshes are part of the estuarine system and commonly occur upstream from salt marshes, near the mouths of coastal rivers where a significant influx of freshwater dilute the seawater to brackish salinity levels.  Low tidal ranges are also a requirement for marsh development.  

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