This is an old river bed. A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem. Wetlands play a number of roles in the environment, principally water purification, flood control, carbon sink and shoreline stability. Wetlands are also considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems, serving as home to a wide range of plant and animal life. Reduced lake, fields, eastern mediterranean climate, hatay antakya kirikhan golbasi, small hills, swamp, morass, reeds, village houses. 4K UHD 3840×2160 30p 2160p.