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Het landschap van de Schelde
Antrop, M.; van der Reest, P. (2001). Het landschap van de Schelde. Levende Nat. 102(2): 43-48
In: De Levende Natuur: tijdschrift voor Natuurbehoud en Natuurbeheer. Stichting De Levende Natuur: Oosterbeek; Amsterdam; 's-Graveland. ISSN 0024-1520, more
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(2001). De Schelde: een rivier met vele gezichten (Themanummer Schelde). De Levende Natuur: tijdschrift voor Natuurbehoud en Natuurbeheer, 102(2). Stichting De Levende Natuur: Utrecht. 37-106 pp., more

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    Belgium, Lower Schelde Basin [Marine Regions]; Belgium, Schelde R. [Marine Regions]; Belgium, Upper Schelde Basin [Marine Regions]

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  • Antrop, M., more
  • van der Reest, P., more

    From prehistoric times the river Scheldt has changed its course from south-north to east-west. Relicts of the old river valley still exist, such as the meanders of Kalken and Berlare, the Brabant Wall and enumarable creeks in the polders of Zeeland. The effects of the rising sea level are quite remarcable, particularly in Flanders, where the highwater tide level has risen 2 m since 1800 and the rivers Durme and Rupel receive much more sediments nowadays. The building of dykes started in the 11 th century lasted until quite recently. As the sea level rise will continue more actiVities can be expected for the safety of the inhabitants. This will have a further impact on the landscape of the Scheldt.

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