DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

Connecticut's Wetlands

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Wetlands provide important ecological, economic and social benefits. They provide habitat for fish, wildlife and plants, reduce flooding, and support cultural and recreational activities. Wetlands are commonly identified using familiar terms such as marsh, swamp, bog, bank, or meadow, occurring within or near different types of watercourses. Connecticut has very specific legal definitions for tidal wetlands and inland wetlands, which differ from the federal definitions and may differ from the definitions used in other states.

Tidal Wetlands


Inland Wetlands and Watercourses

Federal Wetlands Information


Content last updated on March 18, 2020.