Delta Works

The Delta Works indicates to numerous constructions that have been undertaken during the period 1950 and 1997 in the southwest of the Netherlands in an attempt to shield a large land area from the sea. It comprises of a wide range of works inclusive of locks, sluices, dams, sluices, dikes, as well as storm surge barriers. The prime intention of these delta works was to condense the Dutch coastline, so as to minimize the number of dikes that required to be heightened.

The estuaries of the rivers inclusive of Rhine, Scheldt, and Meuse are prone to a lot of flooding over the centuries. Subsequent to construction of the Afsluitdijk, the Dutch began examining the damming of the Rhine-Meuse Delta. Strategies were planned for condensing the coastline and converting the estuary into freshwater lakes.

However, owing to the hesitancy and the occasion of Second World War, these plans were nit acted upon and continued to be merely studies. It was in the year 1950, that 2 small estuary mouths, the Brielse Gat close to Brielle as well as the Botlek close to Vlaardingen were dammed. Following the flood in the North Sea flood during 1953, a commission was set-up that were responsible to devise a scheme to look into the causes as well as search for measures to avert any such future catastrophes. This commission then came up with the ‘Delta Plan’ primarily based upon the revision of old plans. Reccommend it fun things to do in Paris on a rainy day.

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