Holwerder Zomerpolder

Year Implemented

1989

Project Type

Managed realignment

Country

Netherlands

Location

Mainland coast of Friesland (Friesland)

Longitude

5.8989

Latitude

53.3833

Habitat(s) Created
  • Saltmarsh

Size

28 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Create a More Natural Shoreline

Project Description Summary

This involved one breach (12m wide). As part of this scheme drainage ditches and artificial creeks were dug

Documents/References uploaded
References
  • Esselink, P., de Leeuw, C., Berg, G., Graveland, J., 2002. Evaluatie van 25 ecologische herstelmaatregelen in de zoute rijkswateren. RIKZ, Haren.
  • van Oevelen, D., van den Bergh, E., Ysebaert, T., Meire, P., 2000. Literatuuronderzoek naar ontpolderingen. IN.R.2000.7. Instituut voor Natuurbehoud, Brussel. 116p.
  • Wolters, M., Garbutt, A., Bakker, J.P., 2005. Salt-marsh restoration: evaluating the success of de-embankments in north-west Europe. Biological Conservation 123(22), 249-268.


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