AP Human Geography : Wetland Destruction

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Wetland Destruction

Which of the following is not a consequence of wetland destruction?

Possible Answers:

Decreased resistance to storms and flooding.

Decreased biodiversity.

Loss of natural water filtration systems.

Increased resistance to storms and flooding.

Correct answer:

Increased resistance to storms and flooding.

Explanation:

Wetlands provide many services.  They filter water to make it cleaner, they absorb water from storms and decrease the probability of flooding in the surrounding area. They also tend to give a home to many different organisms. Destruction of wetlands impedes all of these services. Therefore, the correct answer must be  "increased resistance to storms and flooding." 

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