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Connecting in the Overdiepse polder

In the Dutch project 'Room for the River', the Overdiepse polder along the Bergse Maas River is being adapted to provide temporary water storage in emergency situations.  The farmhouses will be moved onto raised mounds, to provide people and livestock with a safe haven in the event of high water.  A number of farming operations were purchased by the government to provide more room for a cost-effective enterprise.  At the same time, this provides just enough space to fit the province's ecological main structure into the plans, so that a natural landscape of wetlands can be established through the heart of the area.