Hi everyone - just reviewing the credit definitions again for our coastal development. Would you say the requirement of 30 meters from a water body is taking into account what water level? Would it be the Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT) conditions or would you recommend an alternate water edge?
Also, reviewing the definition of a wetland that notes: an area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances does support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions. Wetlands generally include swamps, marshes, bogs, and similar areas, but exclude irrigation ditches unless delineated as part of an adjacent wetland.
Because it notes Surface / Groundwater, can I assume intertidal areas supporting saltwater mangrove species are not considered as wetlands?