Brackish marsh

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A brackish marsh section of San Elijo Lagoon in San Diego County, California

Brackish marshes develop by salt marshes where a significant freshwater influx dilutes the seawater to brackish levels of salinity. This commonly happens upstream from salt marshes by estuaries of coastal rivers or near the mouths of coastal rivers with heavy freshwater discharges in the conditions of low tidal ranges.[1]

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  1. ^ "Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Southeastern United States", by Ralph W. Tiner, p. 15