Delta Region, Netherlands

Earth As Art image Delta Region, Netherlands

Detailed Description

Along the southern coast of the Netherlands, sediment-laden rivers have created a massive delta of islands and waterways in the gaps between coastal dunes. After unusually severe spring tides devastated this region in 1953, the Dutch built an elaborate system of dikes, canals, dams, bridges, and locks to hold back the North Sea.


Image Dimensions: 7904 x 8512

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Location Taken: NL