This method is highly efficient at low to moderate costs and can involve low to no maintenance.
Longevity can be long although it may take time to establish a fully functioning wet land.
Wetlands can have significant co-benefits, particularly through establishing habitats for fish, birds and other wildlife and in improving water quality.
Using the method for existing wetlands can be easy, but, for new wetlands, the ease of establishment can be moderate.
The method can be easily combined with other measures, including wind breaks, dune fixation, flooding and agriculture practices, which can limit water erosion.
Restored wetlands can be designated as natural reserves, parks or grasslands (when parts are seasonally flooded and seasonally dry).