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Islands and Sediments by Coast of the Netherlands

51.4N 3.8E

May 5th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Netherlands - May 2nd, 2011

In the upper right quadrant of this image of the Netherlands (Holland), greenish sediments and algal growth can be noted in the ─▓sselmeer and Markermeer, two large lakes separated by a dike, the Houtribdijk.

Continuing northward, brownish sediments can be observed in the Wadden Sea, between the Frisian Islands and the mainland.

Some other islands can be observed to the south, in the province of Zeeland. Located in the south-west of the country, the province consists of a number of islands (hence its name, meaning “sea-land”) and a strip bordering Belgium.

The province of Zeeland is a large river delta situated at the mouth of several major rivers. Most of the province lies below sea level and was reclaimed from the sea by inhabitants over time.

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