Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Room for the River

Room for the River is a Dutch government design plan intended to address flood protection, master landscaping and the improvement of environmental conditions in the areas surrounding Holland's rivers. 

Room for the River is an integrated spatial plan containing the following elements:
  • Relocation of dikes
  • Lower the level of the floodplain
  • Reduce the height of groynes
  • Construction of a "Green Channel"
  • Increase the depth of side channels
  • Removal of obstacles

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