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Record number 503667
Title Natural foreshores as an alternative to traditional dike re-enforcements: a field pilot in the large shallow lake Markermeer, The Netherlands
Author(s) Penning, W.E.; Steetzel, H.J.; Santen, R. van; Fiselier, J.; Lange, H.J. de; Vuik, V.; Ouwerkerk, S.; Thiel de Vries, J.S.M. van
Source In: E-proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress. - 2015 : - 4
Event 2015 : IAHR2015, The Hague, 2015-06-28/2015-07-03
Department(s) Animal Ecology
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) nature development - flood control - dykes - riparian vegetation - coasts - hydrodynamics - natuurontwikkeling - hoogwaterbeheersing - dijken - oevervegetatie - kusten - hydrodynamica
Categories Water Management (General)
Abstract Natural foreshores are shallow zones and beaches with a gradual slope and a (near-)natural vegetation that can be used
as an additional protection against flooding by reducing the wave attack on existing dikes, or can even completely
replace an existing dike system. In order to test the applicability of this concept a 500 m long pilot section of a sandy
foreshore was constructed along an already existing dike in the large shallow lake Markermeer, the Netherlands. The
pilot was equipped with permanent monitoring equipment for hydrodynamics and meteorological conditions and monthly
surveys of the morphology of the pilot section. These measurements will be carried out for the coming four years. This
paper presents the first results after the construction and the first winter season with the pilot in place.
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