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The Zuiderzee Works and the Delta Works (Netherlands)

The Zuiderzee Works and the Delta Works (Netherlands)

Remarkable civil engineering works to continue the Netherland's centuries-long fight against the sea.

Geography

Keywords

system of dams, the Netherlands, dam, sea, flood, storm surge, elevation, Zuiderzee, polder, Flevoland, Rajna, Maas, Scheldt, sluice, lock system, lowland, flood tide, tide, sea shore, North Sea, seawater, water-lifting device, Dutch, dyke, agriculture, river mouth, shipping, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, physical geography, geography

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