Flood barrier, Netherlands

Flood barrier, Netherlands

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Caption: Flood barrier in Zeeland, Netherlands. This is part of the Deltaworks, which consists of dams, sluices, locks, dikes, and storm surge barriers. It was built after the floods of 1953 killed 2000 people and was inspired by the levees installed along the Mississippi River, Louisiana, USA.

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