Lippenbroek

Year Implemented

2006

Project Type

Regulated tidal exchange

Country

Belgium

Location

Zeeschelde (Oost-Vlaanderen)

Longitude

4.1717

Latitude

51.0855

Habitat(s) Created
Size

10 Hectares

Why Undertaken
  • Demonstration or Pilot Project

  • Improve Flood Protection

  • Habitat Creation

Project Description Summary

This project included an inlet sluice: 3 culverts in sluice: 1.1m wide x 0.75m each, 12.75m long, invert at 4.8mTAW (~MHWN; ~-1.1mMHWS), max. flow velocity: 0.52m/s; outlet sluice: 1.4m wide x 1.5m, 40.2m long, invert at 1.5mTAW; average water exchange volume: neap tide: ~4,000m3 (none on the lower neap tides), spring tide : ~40,000m3 ; max. flow velocity: 0.45m/s. As part of this scheme an artificial creek was dug (at inlet sluice level, connecting it with the existing polder ditch); dike ring channel subdued to avoid short circuiting

Documents/References uploaded
References
  • Cox, T., Maris, T., de Vleeschauwer, P., de Mulder, T., Soetaert, K., Meire, P., 2006. Flood control areas as an opportunity to restore estuarine habitat. Ecological Engineering 28(1), 55-63.
  • Maris T., Cox T., Temmerman S., De Vleeschauwer P., Van Damme S., De Mulder T., Van den Bergh E. and Meire P., 2007. Tuning the tide: creating ecological conditions for tidal marsh development in a controlled inundation area. Hydrobiologia 588, 31-43.
  • Maris, T., Jacobs, S., Beauchard, O., Cox, T., Van Liefferinge, C., Temmerman, S., Vandenbruwaene, W., Van Damme, S., Meire, P., 2007. Lippenbroek: pilootproject voor GGG. Unpublished paper, 8p.


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