Animals are not the only residents relying on the Okavango Delta. The rainy season creates an inland freshwater marsh near Maun, Botswana. Local Botswanans, used to the rainy season, have a boat ready to take students to school across the marsh.

Photograph by Jodi Cobb

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marsh Encyclopedic Entry

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Geography, Science

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A marsh is a wetland, an area of land where water covers ground for long periods of time