Another part of the Delta Works (name of all the storm surge barriers together) in Zeeland. Construction started after the major flooding in 1953 and the last barrier was finished in 1986.

The Seven Mondern Wonders - The Zuiderzee and Delta Works Netherlands North Sea Protection -

Delta Works - this was one of the most amazing things that I've ever seen. I never realized water could be that powerful, and it was incredible to see how they deal with their constant struggle with the sea in the Netherlands.

The Oosterschelde Storm Surge Barrier, part of the Netherland's Delta Works. Photo by Job van de Sande.

Flood prevention, keeping out the stormy sea.  Stuw, De Lek, Hagestein, Zuid Holland.

*Stuw, De Lek, Hagestein, Zuid Holland, The Netherlands ( managing water )

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Netherlands' Delta Works: One of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World

Have you heard of the Netherlands' Delta Works? Let me give you the 'low-down' about this majestic Wonder of the Modern World!

The Seven Mondern Wonders - The Zuiderzee and Delta Works

Oosterscheldekering The Oosterschelde (Eastern Scheldt) is an estuary in Zeeland, Netherlands

Delta Works, Netherlands

Information about Delta Works a collection of channels, bridges, dams, dikes and gates working together

Oosterscheldekering. The Oosterschelde storm surge barrier is a barrier in the Netherlands. It is the largest part of the Delta Works

The Delta Works consist of nine dams and four barriers which were built between 1958 and 1997 in the Dutch Provinces of Zeeland, South-Holland and North-Brabant.

Sturmflutwehr oosterschelde mit der Bauinsel Neeltje Jans-Das Sturmflutwehr hat eine totale Länge von 3 Km und sollte über die drei Rinnen: Hammen, Schaar van Roggeplaat und Roompot, gebaut werden. Diese sollte aus 65 vorgefertigten Pfeilern aus Beton bestehen, zwischen denen 62 stählerne Tore installiert wurden. Bei geöffneten Toren wird 75% der Gezeitenbewegung in Stand gehalten.

Delta Works water management - the Netherlands - photo is Stormsurge barrier (Stormvloedkering) Oosterschelde

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