What are wetlands, and how do I know if they exist on my property?

Wetlands in the State of Connecticut are defined as areas consisting of poorly drained, very poorly drained, alluvial, and floodplain soils. These areas as subject to prolonged ponding, often days,weeks, or months beyond the last storm event. While natural undisturbed wetland areas are easily identified, areas such as lawns are not. To determine whether regulated areas exist on your property, you may look to identify vegetation to determine its optimum field conditions. However, it is always safer to hire a soil scientist for a more accurate determination.