Calamiteitenberging Woudse polder
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Calamiteitenberging Woudse polder

The Woudse polder calamity storage facility was completed in mid-2008 and, with an area of 34 hectares, is the largest water storage facility in the Delfland management area. About 800,000 m? water can be stored here, of which approximately 500,000 m? permanent storage and approximately 300,000 m? can be created by a temporary flood defense. The Woudse polder water storage is a 'dry storage', which means that water will only be admitted into the storage facility when there is excess water in the basin of Delfland. This means that the pastures can be used by livestock and birds. The lock pattern has been largely maintained. The course of the high dyke straight through the polder has been adapted to keep the important archaeological sites out of the storage area. The height of this dike has been kept lower than originally intended. As a result, the sight lines from 't Woudt and from the water the Zweth are maintained. Around the water storage there are a number of information panels explaining the water storage and the activities of the Delfland Water Board.

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Woudse Polder 44a
2635CW Midden-Delfland
South Holland The Netherlands

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