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Old 02-28-2020, 01:43 PM   #8554 (permalink)
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I walked up to the Oosterscheldekering today.

(dam on the right on the horizon. Could have taken a picture closer up but the sheep would not move)

This is a dam with movable doors protecting the Oosterschelde estuary and the lands adjacent to it from high water while maintaining a saline marine environment, protecting wildlife (especially the oyster banks).
It close whenever water levels exceed 3 meter above ANP (average Dutch sealevel), which was supposed to happen about once every 5-10 years (based on water level statistics up to its construction).

It became functional on October 4th, 1986. It has been closed for high water 27 times since, the last time earlier this month... that is about 5 times as often as anticipated.
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.19 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

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