Case study: Relocation of dikes, Krautsand and Asseler Sand, Lower Saxony (20th c.)

Location of the case study

Krautsand and Asseler Sand, Lower Saxony, DE

Description of the application

Relocation of the dikes at Krautsand and Asseler Sand, Lower Saxony. The storm surge of 1962 led to huge damages in this area. In the aftermath of this event it was decied to relocate the dike. As a result 26km² newly diked area were gained.

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Implementation costs (Show all)

>1.000.000 €

Served purpose of implementation (Show all)

Strongly Positive

Responsible authority levels (Show all)

National - Government

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Real Case Study

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Dike relocation

Last modified: Sept. 13, 2016, 4:16 a.m.