Have you heard of the Netherlands’ Delta Works? Let me give you the ‘low-down’ about this majestic Wonder of the Modern World! | via http://iAmAileen.com/netherlands-delta-works-one-7-wonders-modern-world/ #travel #netherlands
Delta Works - this was one of the most amazing things that I've ever seen. I never realized water could be that powerful, and it was incredible to see how they deal with their constant struggle with the sea in the Netherlands.
Delta works is a series of construction projects in the southwest of the Netherlands to protect a large area of land around the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta from the sea. The works consist of dams, sluices, locks, dykes, levees, and storm surge barriers.
The Oosterscheldekering (Eastern Scheldt storm surge barrier), between the islands Schouwen-Duiveland and Noord-Beveland, is the largest of the 13 ambitious Delta works series of dams, designed to protect the Netherlands from flooding. The construction of the Delta Works was in response to the North Sea Flood of 1953.