Flood prevention, keeping out the stormy sea. Stuw, De Lek, Hagestein, Zuid Holland.

*Stuw, De Lek, Hagestein, Zuid Holland, The Netherlands ( managing water )

the Netherlands without dikes

The Netherlands compared to sealevel - Flood control in the Netherlands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Enclosure Dam / Afsluitdijk : Running from Den Oever on Wieringen in North Holland province, to the village of Zurich (in the municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân) in Friesland province, over a length of 32 kilometres and a width of 90 m.

Enclosure Dam / Afsluitdijk : Running from Den Oever on Wieringen in North Holland province, to the village of Zurich (in the municipality of Súdwest-Fryslân) in Friesland province, over a length of 32 kilometres and a width of 90 m. The Netherlands

Only in Holland. Statute of Hans Brinker, the boy who stuck his finger in the dike to keep the land from flooding. It's a myth, of course, but it makes a good story.

a statue to the unknown boy hero who saved Holland from flooding by sticking his finger in a hole in the dike & stayed there all night until found next morning by some men who were checking the dikes for leaks.

Afsluitdijk, Hier heb ik ooit gereden met mijn lelijke eend (citroen). Mooi dat ik de afsluitdijk niet over kon vanwege de wind.

The "Afsluitdijk" (the "Closing Dyke"). One long straight dyke 16 miles long. Salt water on one side.clear water on the other.

Reina Pasman-Vierhouten

Maeslantkering, Hoek van Holland, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands

Delta Works - this was one of the most amazing things that I've ever seen. I never realized water could be that powerful, and it was incredible to see how they deal with their constant struggle with the sea in the Netherlands.

The Oosterschelde Storm Surge Barrier, part of the Netherland's Delta Works. Photo by Job van de Sande.

Afsluitdijk, 33 km long dike between the county North-Holland and #Friesland/ I think this might have been the one that we rode on. You can go out and look at certain places - it was SUPER windy that day.

Once we had a sea, because of heavy floods we put a dike in between and now we have a huge lake. The dike is cald Afsluitdijk, a 33 km long dike between the provinces North-Holland and Friesland

This infographic shows how geotextiles was used in the Deltaworks in the #Netherlands. Geotextiles is a super strong synthetic fabric invented nearly 60 years ago by Tenkate

This infographic shows how geotextiles was used in "Delta Works”, a giant sea barrier. geotextiles is a super strong synthetic fabric invented nearly 60 years ago by TenCate

KuiperCompagnons - Stad van de Zon, Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands

KuiperCompagnons - Stad van de Zon, Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands

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