Noard Fryslân Bûtendyks

Year Implemented

2001

Project Type

Managed realignment

Country

Netherlands

Location

Mainland coast of Friesland

Longitude

5.7451

Latitude

53.3361

Habitat(s) Created
  • Saltmarsh

Size

135 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Habitat Creation

  • Create a More Natural Shoreline

  • Improve Flood Protection

Project Description Summary

This involved three breaches in summer dike: 20-40m; initial creek width 5-10m . As part of this scheme drainage ditches and artificial creeks (5km long in total) were dug & connected with existing creeks .

Documents/References uploaded
References
  • De Leeuw, C., Meijer, M.L., 2002. Proefgebieden herstel zoet-zout overgangen in Noord Nederland. werkdocument concept. RIKZ, Haren.
  • Hommel, P.W.F.M., Horsthuis, M.A.P., 2002. Excursieverslagen 1999. Het Noorderleech. Plantensociologische kring Nederland.
  • van Duin, W.E., Esselink, P., Bos, D., Klaver, R., Verweij, G., van Leeuwen, W., 2007. Proefverkweldering Noard Fryslân Bûtendyks - Evaluatie kwelderherstel 2000-2006. Imares, Wagingen, 209p.
  • van Duin, W.E., Esselink, P., Verweij, G., Engelmoer, M., 2003. Monitoringsonderzoek proefverkweldering Noard Fryslân Bûtendyks. Alterra, Den Burg, 95p.
  • 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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