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The Dollart Bay by the Ems River, Netherlands and Germany

53.2N 7.1E

February 8th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Netherlands - January 3rd, 2010

Netherlands - January 3rd, 2010

The Dollart is a bay between northern Netherlands and Germany, on the west side of the estuary of the Ems river. The Netherlands and Germany, however, do not agree on the exact course of the border through the bay. Most of it dries at low tide, and it is a feeding ground for many water birds.

The Dollart was likely created between 1219 and 1413, by the rising waterlevel and some floods. Nowadays it’s a paradise for all kinds of birds and other animals that live around water.

The Ems is a river in northwestern Germany and northeastern Netherlands with a total length of 371 kilometers. It runs through the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony and parallels the state border between the Lower Saxon area of East Friesland (Germany) and the province of Groningen (Netherlands), on the German side of the border.