Delta Works

After the North Sea flood of 1953 destroyed 4,500 buildings, drowned 10,000 animals and killed 1,835 people, the Netherlands began work on the world’s largest flood protection project, Delta Works (Dutch: Deltawerken). Today Delta Works consists of over 16,500 kilometres of dams, 300 structures and 1,650 sq. km. of reclaimed land (Wikipedia page). Here’s a couple of the more interesting highlights of Delta Works, but there’s a map of all the dams on the official site which you can use to identify all the others if you like. Oosterscheldekering Oosterscheldekering (Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier) is the largest…

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