Holland's ceaseless battle against the sea is legend - and so are their victories. But,?
Total shot of the dam. In the foreground a lorry sacks.
Same other point of view.
Same, but closer
The dam with the tide when the water is running back to sea. A catcher or grabber (1) disappears from the picture.
Pan down, from the stretch that still has to be filled to nylonsacks in the stream, (in the current)
Different c.u. of nylonsacks in the water, streaming back to sea.
Pan down ever the stretch that still had to be dammed in to nylonsacks in the water.
Different shots of the nylonsacks being put down in their places to form the dam.
Different shots of the nylonsacks being put down in the water, where the dam will close the Pluimpot.
Note: It is not known to me if Polygoon and T.V. have made this subject.
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Background: Holland's ceaseless battle against the sea is legend - and so are their victories. But, even after many years of dykeing, dredging and reclamation, there are still chinks in the coastal armour.
One such weakness lay in the 'pluimpot' - a dead-end estuary on the island of Tholand, in Zeeland. Every tide, one million gallons of water runs back over the 'Pluimpot's' two mile stretch-but not much longer.
The industrious Dutch are now building a dam which will close the Pluimpot gap - a dam composed of Nylon sack filled with sand.
The engineers are enthusiastic about the possibilities of Nylon as a container, for it is resistant to sea water. It's only weakness, so far, appears to be that it is affected by the sun.
Time will tell whether the new method will prove fully effective. If it does, the nylon sacks will be used extensively in Holland's future Delta-projects.