• Short Summary

    THE LAUWERSSEA SECTION OF THE DELTA PLAN COVERS A POCKET SHARED AREA BETWEEN THE FRIESLAND AND GRONINGEN COASTS AND WORK ON THIS DYKE NOW IS ALMOST COMPLETED.

  • Description

    THE LAUWERSSEA SECTION OF THE DELTA PLAN COVERS A POCKET SHARED AREA BETWEEN THE FRIESLAND AND GRONINGEN COASTS AND WORK ON THIS DYKE NOW IS ALMOST COMPLETED.

    MUCH OF HOLLAND LIES BELOW SEA LEVEL AND A SYSTEM OF DYKES TO PROTECT THIS AREAS HAS BEEN IN FORCE SINCE THE DUTCH FIRST STARTED TO CULTIVATE THE LAND. IN FEBRUARY 1953 THE DYKES IN HOLLAND BROKE AND COME 1,800 PEOPLE WERE DROWNED. VOWING THAT SUCH A DISASTER SHOULD NEVER OCCUR AGAIN, DUTCH ENGINEERS CONCEIVED A PLAN KNOWN AS THE DELTA PLAN - NEW DYKES. TEN TIMES THE SIZE OF THOSE WHICH ENCLOSE THE ZUYDER ZEE, TO PROTECT THE WHOLE OF THE NETHERLANDS SOUTH WEST FROM FLUSHING TO ROTTERDAM.

    THE SYSTEM OF DYKES WAS DIVIDED INTO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY DYKES, THE PRIMARY DYKES FORMING THE MAIN DEFENCE AGAINST THE NORTH SEA. ONLY A SMALL PART OF THE AREA ENCLOSED BY THE DYKES WILL BE RECLAIMED, THE REST WILL BE USED AS FRESH WATER RESERVOIRS FOR THE WHOLE OF HOLLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEDDKUDAGIPD6EFH7LSUGIDA7Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAEDDKUDAGIPD6EFH7LSUGIDA7Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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