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Deltaworks in Zeeland

A study done by Rijkswaterstaat in 1937 showed that the sea defenses in the southwest river delta were inadequate to withstand a major storm surge. The proposed solution was to dam all the river mouths and sea inlets thereby shortening the coast.

Municipalities in Zeeland on Google Maps

Zeeland , also called Zealand in English, is the westernmost province of the Netherlands.

Goes

Goes was founded in the 10th century on the edge of a river: de Korte Gos (the Short Gos). The village grew fast and in the early 12th century it had a market square and a church devoted to Maria.

Oosterscheldekering - Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier

The Oosterscheldekering (in English: Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier), between the islands Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland, is the largest of the 13 ambitious Delta Works series of dams and storm surge barriers.

Haringvliet with Delta DAM

The Haringvliet is a large inlet of the North Sea, in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. It is an important estuary of the Rhine-Meuse delta.

The city of Veere

Veere is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands, on Walcheren island in the province of Zeeland.

Map of the Oosterschelde estuarium

Waypoints in the Oosterschelde.

The Oosterschelde (Eastern Scheldt)

The Oosterschelde (Eastern Scheldt) is an estuary in Zeeland, Netherlands, between Schouwen-Duiveland and Tholen on the north and Noord-Beveland and Zuid-Beveland on the south. Is is also the largest national park in the Netherlands, founded in 2002.

Map of the Westerschelde estuarium

Waypoints in the Westerschelde.

Veere

Veere is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands, on Walcheren island in the province of Zeeland.

Middelburg

Middelburg is a municipality and a city in the south-western Netherlands and the capital of the province of Zeeland. It is situated in the Midden-Zeeland region. It has a population of about 48,000.

Vlissingen

Vlissingen (historical name in English: Flushing) is a municipality and a city in the southwestern Netherlands on the former island of Walcheren.

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