definitionA new dike is built further away from the river or the coast after which the existing dike is removed. This leads to an increase of the flood plain. Within the framework of the EU flood risk policy, the creation of new retention areas by dike relocation is a major task in European river basin management.
(Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Dike relocation, accessed on Sept. 2016)
Co-benefits and impactsImprovement of the flood protection, renaturisation of the specific area
Case studies (Show all)Tidal Elbe concept, Spadenlander Busch, Kreetsand (21st c.)
Relocation of dike, Nordkehding, Lower Saxony (20th c.)
Relocation of dikes, Krautsand and Asseler Sand, Lower Saxony (20th c.)
Illustrations (Show all)rm_images/bijl02_377-ruimtevdwaal-vvl-oost-c-Dirk_Oomen.jpg
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