Photographer's Note

Once a saltish part of the delta system the Grevelingen, situated between the islands Goeree Overflakkee and Schouwen Duiveland (Don't even try to pronounce it), is noww a fresh water lake since a dam closed out the sea.
The once rich marine life died. For another sea arm they decided - under pressure of environmentalists - to find another solution tyo protect the land against the sea and made a bridge that turns into a dam when the water gets to high and a sorm is forcasted.

Here you see the basalt blocks that form the base of the dikes and dams surrounding the islands of Zeeland and the Northsea seen from the Grevelingen dam.

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Additional Photos by Gerrit van der Linden (Gerrit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5808 W: 95 N: 9264] (52603)
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