• Short Summary

    HOLLAND'S VAST 25-YEAR DELTA PLAN HAS NEARED ITS HALF-WAY MARK, AND INSIDE THE FORMER ZUIDERZEE THE WORK OF TURNING LAKE INTO LAND SHOULD ENTER ITS FINAL STAGE DURING THE NEXT TEN YEARS.

  • Description

    HOLLAND'S VAST 25-YEAR DELTA PLAN HAS NEARED ITS HALF-WAY MARK, AND INSIDE THE FORMER ZUIDERZEE THE WORK OF TURNING LAKE INTO LAND SHOULD ENTER ITS FINAL STAGE DURING THE NEXT TEN YEARS.

    FOR CENTURIES, THE DUTCH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAGING A NEVER ENDING WAR AGAINST THE SEA. NOW, THE GBP300 MILLION DUTCH DELTA PLAN, DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE COUNTRY FROM THE NORTH SEA, HAS REACHED THE STAGE WHERE SPECIALLY-BUILT SLUICES AT HARINGVLIET, IN THE NORTH, WILL ALLOW THE RIVERS RHINE AND MASS TO FLOW OUT WHILE PREVENTING THE SEA ENCROACHING LANDWARDS.

    HARINGVLIET IS THE MOST NORTHERLY CHANNEL, WHERE A SERIES OF 17 LOCKS HAVE BEEN BUILT. EACH OF THESE IS DESIGNED TO ALLOW ICE FROM THE RHINE TO BE DISCHARGED INTO THE SEA IN WINTER, AND THE DAMS WHICH HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED WILL HAVE THE EFFECT OF SHUTTING OUT THE SEA.

    ONCE THE SEA HAS FINALLY BEEN SHUT OUT, THE LAKE BEHIND THE DYKES WILL BE FILLED WITH FRESH WATER. THERE WILL BE NO MORE SILTING UP, AND THE NEW DAMS WILL HELP TO EFFECT SPEEDIER ROAD LINKS WITH THE WEST OF HOLLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6KRKYBR9NV95HKOAXI30LXZKG
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KRKYBR9NV95HKOAXI30LXZKG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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