Wet Moor facts for kids
|Site of Special Scientific Interest|
|Area of Search||Somerset|
|Area||491 hectares (4.91 km2; 1.90 sq mi)|
Wet Moor is low-lying, low-relief land typical in character of the Somerset Moors and Levels. The landscape is dominated by two major arterial watercourses, the Rivers Parrett and Yeo. These are large embanked channels which act as upland water carriers conveying water from the upstream catchments through the low moor lands. In storm conditions the rivers can surcharge their banks and overspill into the adjacent low-lying moorland. Here, flood waters are retained until river levels recede below bankfull conditions. The rivers running through the moor make home for many wildlife, including wintering whooper swans.
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