THE NATURAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE WADDEN SEA AFTER THE ENCLOSURE OF THE ZUIDER SEA

C.F.W. Rietveld

Abstract


The Wadden Sea and Zuider Sea used to form an internal sea which was separated from the North Sea by a chain of islands. In 1932 the Zuider Sea was enclosed by a dam 32 km in length. Owing to this, the Wadden Sea experienced changes in the normal tidal movement, the storm-surge levels and the configuration of the bed. This article discusses the movement of water and sand the Wadden Sea and its natural development since the enclosure of the Zuider.

Keywords


Wadden Sea; Zuider Sea; natural development of seas

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