New wetlands definition approved by NH House
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Municipalities could string together smaller “swamps” into prime wetlands, hindering development, according to a opponents of House Bill 326, a measure that would change how wetlands are defined. Nevertheless, the bill passed the New Hampshire House at its March 20 session.
Supporters of the bill said that the measure is just trying to preserve wetlands that are crucial to drainage and to preserve wildlife.
The bill reverses changes the Legislature enacted in 2011. Those defined prime wetlands to be at least two acres and wider than 50 feet at their narrowest point.